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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2443

Brian T. Sniffen


Brian Sniffen is a partner on Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s business and intellectual property practice teams. Brian has assisted clients with a wide range of business and litigation matters. He now focuses his practice on helping clients manage and enforce valuable intellectual property rights and assisting clients—large and small—with the data-privacy and data-security aspects of their business. He also provides regular guidance on contract matters, reviewing and drafting a wide variety of contracts for clients.

Brian works hard to help clients achieve their goals in an efficient and economical way.

Representative Experience

Regularly counsels clients with trademark and copyright issues, including fair use and claims of infringement. Regularly assists with the management of trademark and copyright portfolios, including licensing transactions.
Evaluates clients' data-privacy and data-security practices and the applicability of various laws, regulations and rules, including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Helps draft privacy policies and data-security policies, negotiate vendor agreements, and respond to data-security incidents. Regularly presents on data-privacy and data-security issues.
Frequently provides clients’ business and legal teams with advice and document drafting assistance. Regularly assists clients when extra capacity is needed, such as during times of staffing changes or when clients are otherwise experiencing a higher than normal volume of legal work.
Prepares, negotiates, and advises on a wide variety of contractor, vendor, supplier, confidentiality/nondisclosure, development, and other service agreements.
Advises craft brewers and businesses in the cannabis industry in a variety of contexts, including licensing, distribution, intellectual property, contract review, fundraising, and dispute resolution.