Winston Folmar

Intellectual Property & Business Attorney  Portland, OR


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Attorney Bio.

Winston Folmar has a wealth of experience in intellectual property and business matters, having practiced with highly regarded national law firms and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office prior to joining Res Nova Law. His primary focus is on trademarks, including global portfolio management, clearance and prosecution, dispute resolution and, if required, litigation. Winston offers an attentive and pragmatic approach to helping his clients attain their most important business goals.

When he's not working, Winston is an avid golfer and traveler. To date, Winston has golfed on four of the seven continents including numerous countries—Aruba, Jamaica, China, Thailand, Mexico, South Africa, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates to name a few.


  • State Courts of Oregon

  • State Courts of Georgia

  • State Courts of Maryland

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


Civic & Professional Involvement:

  • International Trademark Association – Unreal Campaign Committee Member (current)
  • Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court – Member (current)
  • Pro Bono Award – Recipient for having volunteered 80+ hours annually (past 5 years)
  • Saul Leftkowitz Moot Court Competition – Judge/Coach (annually)
  • Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court – Master Member (current)


  • J.D. – Georgetown University Law Center (1996)
  • B.A. in American Government – Georgetown University (1993)


Prior Legal Experience:

  • Ballard Spahr LLP – Senior Associate Attorney (2006-2007 & 2008-2017)
  • Locke Lord LLP – Associate Attorney (2007-2008)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Trademark Examiner (2000-2002 & 2004-2006)
  • D.C. Superior Court – Law Clerk (1996-1998)


Recent Presentations:

  • Trademark Litigation: Tricks and Traps in Federal Court and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
    • Multnomah Bar Association (December 14, 2017)
  • Contract Basics for Small Businesses
    • Mercy Corps NW (November 8, 2017)
  • Trademark That! A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Filing a Trademark with the USPTO
    • Pregame (July 17, 2017)
  • The Trademark Office: An Insider’s View
    • State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section (November 16, 2015)