Paul L. Havel, a partner, joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn in 2000. He is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property team and leads the firm's Alcoholic Beverage team.
Paul has developed specialized expertise in representing the business interests of craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries. He assists alcoholic beverage companies in a variety of areas including trademark protection and branding intellectual property enforcement and dispute resolution, general business transactions, distribution agreements, business formation, raising funds, strategic planning and risk management.
Paul practices in the areas of domestic and international intellectual property counseling, licensing, dispute resolution, and prosecution. Paul manages domestic and international trademark portfolios, including trademark clearance, filing and prosecution of federal and state trademark applications, maintenance of registrations, and coordination with and supervision of international counsel for application filings, maintenance of registrations, and dispute resolution. Paul represents clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as in administrative proceedings involving Internet domain names. Paul also provides a full range of services for intellectual property acquisition, sale, and licensing transactions, including negotiation and drafting of agreements, and managing due diligence.
In the technology area, Paul negotiates, drafts, and provides advice concerning software licensing, software and Web site development, and other technology and Internet-based agreements.
Paul holds a courtesy appointment to the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Law, where he co-teaches a course on transactional business practice.