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Contact Bob

2801 Alaskan Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98121
T: 206.777.7468

Robert C. Cumbow



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  • “Rights of Publicity Law for Artists,” Washington Lawyers for the Arts (Apr. 2012)
  • “Trademark Year in Review,” Intellectual Property Institute, Seattle (Mar. 2012)
  • Panelist, Legal Writing for In-House Counsel, Corporate Counsel Institute (Nov. 2011)
  • The Artist and the Public Art Contract, City of Tacoma (Sept. 2011)
  • Co-Chair and Panel Moderator, Marketing Law CLE, Seattle WA (Apr. 2011)
  • Speaker on Legal Writing, Bridging the Gap CLE, Seattle WA (Mar. 2011)
  • “Trademark Update 2010,” Washington State Bar Association IP Section Annual IP Institute, Seattle WA (Mar. 2011)
  • “Copyright Basics for Graphic Artists,” University of Washington, Seattle WA (2007-Present)
  • Co-Chair and Speaker, “Proprietary Rights in Public Art,” Washington Lawyers for the Arts Workshop & 4Culture (2010)
  • Keynote: “Fundamentals and Trends in IP Law,” IP for Everyone, King County Bar Association CLE (Nov. 2010)
  • “Trademark Hot Issues,” King County Bar Association IP Section CLE (Oct. 2010)
  • “Contracts for Freelancers,” Society of Professional Journalists, Seattle (Sept. 2010)
  • “IP Basics,” Washington State Bar Association “The Law of Intellectual Property” CLE, Seattle (Sept. 2010)
  • “Trademarks for Everyone,” IP for Everyone Online CLE (Aug. 2010)
  • Commentator, “Copyright for Everyone” and “Licensing for Everyone,” IP for Everyone CLE (online) (Aug. 2010)
  • “Intellectual Property Introduction,” online lecture for Grantmakers in the Arts, Seattle WA (May 2010)
  • Legal Writing Panel, Washington State Bar Association “Bridging the Gap” CLE, Seattle WA (Mar. 2010)
  • Moderator, “Intellectual Property Challenges of Social Media,” Intellectual Property Law Society CLE, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle WA (Mar. 2010)
  • “Update: Trademarks and Rights of Publicity,” Intellectual Property Institute, Washington State Bar Association CLE, Seattle WA (Mar. 2010)
  • “Some Random Thoughts on Focused Writing,” Attorney General’s Office Staff CLE, Lacey WA (Dec. 2009)
  • “What You Need to Know about Copyright,’ Future of the Law Institute, King County Bar Association, Seattle WA (Nov. 2008)
  • “Copyright Basics for Artists,” Tacoma Arts Symposium, Tacoma WA (2006-Present)
  • “New Issues in Trademark Law,” Paralegal Program, Highline Community College, Des Moines WA (Sept. 2009)
  • “Understanding Publishing Contracts,” Seattle Chapter, Association of Freelance Editors, Seattle WA (Sept. 2009)
  • “The Flavors of Intellectual Property,” IP for the Non-IP Lawyer CLE, Seattle WA (Sept. 2009)
  • “Business Models That Work,” Legal Fees in Washington CLE, Seattle WA (Aug. 2009)
  • “Trademarks for Wine Makers,” Winery and Wine Distribution Law Conference, Quincy, Washington (Aug. 2009)
  • Panelist, “Teaching Trademark Law,” Adjunct Professors’ Panel, International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, Seattle WA (May 2009)
  • Guest commentator, Intellectual Property Lawcast (2009)
  • “Avoiding Common Errors in Legal Writing,” Washington Young Lawyers “Bridging the Gap” CLE, Seattle WA (Apr. 2009)
  • “Right of Publicity Update,” Intellectual Property Institute, Seattle WA (Mar. 2009)
  • “Trademark Licensing,” Intellectual Property Symposium, Gonzaga University Law School, Spokane WA (Feb. 2009)
  • “Advertising and IP,” Lunchtime Topics, Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness, Seattle WA (Jan. 2009)
  • Panel Moderator, “Copyright Issues in the Music Business,” CLE, Seattle University School of Law (Jan. 2009)
  • “Words, Words, Words, That’s All We Do Around Here,” Keynote Address for CLE on Statutory Construction, AG’s Office, Olympia WA (Oct. 2008)
  • “Trademark Use: New Questions,” Eastern Washington IP Seminar, WSBA IP Section, Spokane WA (Oct. 2008)
  • Panelist, “Moral Rights and the Visual Artists’ Rights Act,” Brown Bag Workshop, Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Seattle WA (Oct. 2008)
  • “The Right to Speak Freely,” Free Speech Panel, hosted by Puget Sound Access, Bellevue WA (Sept. 2008)
  • “Clear Writing,” Washington State House of Representatives Staff Retreat, Olympia WA (Sept. 2008)
  • “Trademarks for Wine-Makers,” Wine Law Conference, Cave B Inn, Quincy WA (Aug. 2008)