Professional Biography
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Grace Han Stanton Partner

Member, Firmwide Executive Committee

  • Seattle

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    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA 98101-3099




Grace Han Stanton is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property practice and former Chair of the Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising practice. She counsels clients from emerging companies to Fortune 500 and other public companies in a wide variety of industries, ranging from wineries and breweries to integrated circuit manufacturers and software companies. Grace advises clients regarding trademark and brand clearance, selection, prosecution, registration, protection and licensing, copyright protection, registration and enforcement, advertising compliance review and liquor licensing, enforcement and regulatory issues. She conducts comprehensive due diligence reviews of intellectual property as part of major corporate transactions such as financing, Initial Public Offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Grace is named a leading trademark attorney both nationally and in Washington in the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 rankings. Credited for building a “destination fashion and designer retail practice to accompany her excellent technology-focused practice,” she is recognized as a “calm and collected trademark lawyer who gives business-oriented and strategic advice that is detailed but easy to get to grips with.”

Grace is a regular speaker on trademark and intellectual property topics and has appeared as a legal analyst for MSNBC.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in the World Trademark Review’s WTR Global Leaders, 2020
  • Recognized in the World Trademark Review 1000 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2016, 2018 - 2020
    • National - Prosecution & Strategy (Silver)
    • Washington (Gold)
  • Listed in The U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers®: Trademark Law: 2013 - 2021
  • Recognized by Managing IP as an IP Star, 2013, 2014, 2016 - 2020; Top 250 Women in IP, 2013, 2016, 2018
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, "Rising Stars," 2004 - 2012
  • Recipient, Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers' Seattle, 2015
  • Named Lexology and International Law Office (ILO), Client Choice Award: Intellectual Property - Trademarks in Washington, 2015

Professional Leadership

  • ChIPs Network, Advancing Women in Technology, Law and Policy, Member 
  • King County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Executive Leadership Program, May 2011
  • Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Past Chair and Member
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers
  • Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2007
  • NW WakeSurf Association, Founder and Board Member

Related Employment

  • Seattle University Law School, Arts Law Clinic, Adjunct Professor, 2006 - 2011
  • Kim & Chang, Seoul, South Korea, Visiting Associate, 1998





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington


  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1994


  • Korean