Coates IP - US Trademark Rankings 2023


Firm Overview:

Seattle boutique Coates IP’s USP is its professionals who have worked in some of the most prestigious in-house and law firm trademark practices, and have managed some of the world’s most recognisable brands. With a focus on trademark, domain name, and brand protection, the firm is majority female-owned and recently branched into the Mexican and Colombian markets.

Team Overview:

Set up by Stephen Coates, the firm has expanded with the addition of partner and owner Allisen Pawlenty last year based in Fairfax, VA; and foreign legal consultant Bibiana Agudelo opened and leads the firm’s Mexican and Colombian offices. 

Key Matter:

  • Coates IP is responsible for all trademark prosecution and enforcement, and domain name portfolio and enforcement for Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer and automotive technology company owned by Amazon and others.
  • Coates IP manages trademark clearance and prosecution advice in the US and elsewhere, along with assistance in enforcement matters, for Swiss multinational food and drink conglomerate Nestlé.
  • The firm is responsible for the global trademark prosecution, domain name portfolio and global brand enforcement for Antares Audio Technologies, the owner of Auto-Tune voice modelling audio hardware and software products.


Antares Audio Technologies, Nestlé, Plaid, Reddit, Rivian Automotive.