Christopher is an intellectual property attorney with Merchant & Gould’s Denver office, where he works with new business ventures in the areas of trademark and patent prosecution, licensing and clearance work. He manages global patent and trademark portfolios for several high-growth clients.
Christopher helps acquire and leverage intellectual property to drive business value, competitively position a company in the marketplace, and prepare companies for investment and acquisition.
Focused on Business Success
Christopher’s approach relies on communicating and collaborating with his clients to create a tailor-made intellectual property plan. By fostering a deep relationship with his clients, Christopher works to understand each business’s needs. This aids in devising an impactful intellectual property strategy to meet those needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Through Christopher’s strategic and practical approach, companies capture and extract the most value from their innovations and brand expertise.
True Support for Cannabis Companies
Christopher manages international and national trademark and patent portfolios for companies in the emerging cannabis and cannabis-support industries. He has led cross-national licensing deals for major cannabis brands, secured utility patents on cannabis technologies, and advised and assisted in protecting viable plant strains.
Involved in intellectual property in the cannabis space since 2013, he is experienced and well-versed in many aspects of cannabis law, including the Farm Bill Act, specific state regulatory laws, and the Controlled Substance Act, among others. This knowledge aids Christopher in crafting intellectual property strategies to best protect a cannabis company’s intellectual property in a challenging national and international environment.
Christopher’s Venture to Law
Christopher was born in New York and then moved to Colorado when he was nine years old. He discovered a love for strategy and problem-solving at a young age, which fueled his first career in engineering. While working for Anheuser-Busch, he pursued his MBA where he discovered a love for creating solutions that make cost-effective sense.
After venturing into consulting, Christopher’s need to problem-solve and his intellectual curiosity led him to a legal career in intellectual property. He never looked back.
When Christopher isn’t navigating the law for his clients, he is spending time with his family and young son or playing guitar. And, of course, taking advantage of all the great skiing Colorado has to offer.
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Do you have a new business venture? Are you thinking about how to strategically manage your company’s intellectual property?
When you want an intellectual property attorney who understands the importance of law and how it affects your business, call Christopher today. Call him today at 303-357-1647 or send him an email.