Clay LaPoint focuses his practice on trademark prosecution and portfolio management. His trademark practice includes policing, litigation, and assisting clients in the selection, clearance, and registration of U.S. and international trademarks. Clay frequently represents clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He also has experience advising clients regarding domain name and Internet issues, including cybersquatting, domain name disputes, and brand protection challenges involving social media platforms.

Prior to joining the firm, Clay was an associate in the Austin, Texas office of one of the largest firms in the U.S. focusing on the fields of trademark law. Previously, Clay worked as a trademark attorney in the Palo Alto, California office of an international law firm.

While attending law school, Clay was a National Finalist for the 2014 New York National Moot Court Competition and recipient of numerous moot court and legal writing awards. He also served as a litigation intern at a multinational e-commerce corporation in its San Jose, California headquarters.

Before attending law school, Clay served as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps from 2007-2009 in a small village in Burkina Faso, West Africa where he initiated and managed literacy projects, refugee assistance programs, reforestation programs, and a countrywide agricultural reform project in coordination with Plan International and the United Nations.

Clay is fluent in French.


Santa Clara University School of Law J.D. (2014)

University of Texas at Austin B.A., History


California (2015)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Professional & Community Activities

International Trademark Association (INTA), Member

National Peace Corps Association, Member

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