Catherine Parrish Lake

Catherine Parrish Lake

Salt Lake City, UT

About Catherine

Catherine Parrish Lake is a partner practicing in the Technology and Intellectual Property group. She offers pragmatic and strategic advice to help businesses and individuals develop, protect and utilize intellectual property rights. Catherine advises clients on acquiring, registering, maintaining and enforcing trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. In addition, her practice includes drafting and negotiating complex intellectual property and technology agreements. She also counsels clients on branding strategies, ecommerce and internet issues as well as intellectual property infringement problems. For many years, Catherine has led a team that serves as the designated agent for a mid-sized ecommerce platform, handling all of its takedown requests. Catherine also advises clients on alcohol licensing issues.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Catherine was an associate at Callister Nebeker & McCullough in Salt Lake City, 2006–2007; an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City, 2004–2006; and a law clerk for Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein, Southern District of New York, 2003–2004.

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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed among Rising Stars (Intellectual Property), Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2013–2014
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite, 2018–2020

Civic Activities

  • Advisory Board Member, Women Tech Council, 2020–present
  • Ballet West Board of Directors 2013–2015
  • Chair, Salt Lake County Arts & Culture Advisory Board, 2018–2019; vice chair, 2016–2018; member 2014–present
  • Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Utah State Bar, 2020–present
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Panelist, “Laying a Proper Foundation for Business Success,” WeROC, Oct. 2019
  • Presenter, “Online Retail Enforcement,” DKW Inn of Court, Jan. 2019
  • Presenter, “Trademark Pre-filing Considerations,” Trademark Prosecution Bootcamp, Utah State Bar, Sept. 2018
  • Presenter, “Copyright Protection in China,” U.S. Patent and Trademark Office China IP Roadshow, Oct. 2017
  • 2017 Changes to Utah Liquor Laws,” Alcoholic Beverages Law blog, March 2017
  • Presenter, “Trade Secrets, Noncompetes, and Preventing Employee Data Theft,” Stoel Rives Lunch Seminar, Sept. 2015
  • Host, “2015 Utah Innovation Awards,” Utah Technology Council and Stoel Rives LLP, April 2015
  • Co-author, “Utah Alcohol Laws: A Summary of Recent Changes and a Look Ahead to 2014,” The Enterprise, Oct. 28–Nov. 3, 2013
  • “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Tips for Minimizing Risk in E-commerce Transactions,” Stoel Rives and Outdoor Industries Association “Outdoor University” Webinar, Oct. 2013
  • Interviewed on live radio program regarding proposed Utah alcohol service and consumption legislation, X96 Radio (X96.3 FM KXRK), Salt Lake City, UT, March 2013
  • Panelist, “Copyrights, Logos & Licensing,” S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Feb. 2013
  • Guest lecturer, “Copyright Basics” and “Entertainment Licensing,” J. Rueben Clark Law School, January and April 2011, Jan. 2013
  • “Copyrights and Trademarks,” The Law of Outdoor Industries, A Guide to Business and Legal Issues, July 2012
  • Interviewed on live radio program regarding legal issues related to starting or maintaining a small or medium-sized business, Insightlive Radio, Dec. 2011
  • Presenter, “Franchise Legal Update,” Utah State Bar, Salt Lake City, Nov. 2010
  • Co-presenter, “You Don’t Say! What Every Business Should Know About Advertising Law,” Stoel Rives LLP, Salt Lake City, May 2010
  • Presenter, “How to Use and Protect Franchise IP in the Facebook Age,” Utah State Bar, Salt Lake City, May 2010
  • Co-Presenter, “What Every Dietary Supplement Business Should Know About Protecting Brands and Managing Trademark Concerns,” Stoel Rives LLP, Salt Lake City, July 2009
  • Panelist, “Ethics of Access to Copyrighted Scientific Print Publications,” American Chemical Society’s 237th National Meeting & Exposition, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, March 2009
  • Co-Presenter, “Virtual Law: Using IP In Virtual Worlds To Maximize Your Real World Bottom Line,” Stoel Rives LLP, March 2009
  • Presenter, “Copyright and First Amendment Law for Artists,” Stoel Rives LLP, March 2008
  • Presenter, “Good Deals Gone Bad: Common Mistakes in Licensing Agreements,” Stoel Rives LLP, June 2007
  • “Trademark Pitfalls,” Business Connect, June 2007
  • “Unilateral Refusals to License Software: Limitations on the Right to Exclude and the Need for Compulsory Licensing,” 68 Brooklyn Law Review 557, 2002

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