Celebrating 80 Years of IP Law and Practice

At Owen, Wickersham & Erickson, our exceptional focus on trademark and copyright law allows us to provide clients with clear, straightforward, and seasoned legal advice.


Since 1933, Owen, Wickersham & Erickson has assisted clients with clearing, acquiring and protecting intellectual property, enforcing their legal rights, and ensuring that they have the information necessary to benefit from and maintain the value of their intellectual property. 

After eighty years in business exclusively in the field of intellectual property and with almost two hundred years of combined intellectual property experience among our attorneys, we bring a unique perspective to the practice and “art” of law. Our long experience and exceptional focus on trademark and copyright law allow us to provide clients with clear, straightforward, and seasoned legal advice that supports and furthers their business goals.  Read about the firm – present, past and future – in a 2013 feature story in The RecorderFor 80-year-old San Francisco firm, IP is a family tradition

We understand the creative process and we know how critical it is to protect the products of creativity and innovation. Drawing upon both our professional experience as skilled attorneys and personal passions as creative individuals, we look for practical and innovative approaches to help our clients achieve their goals quickly and economically. We are skilled and experienced litigators and we aggressively litigate when appropriate. When it serves our clients best, however, we try to resolve disputes through thoughtful negotiation, mediation or arbitration.

Many clients are referred to us by attorneys who recognize that their clients’ interests are best served by seeking the aid of experts. Because our practice is intellectual property focused and does not compete with the referring attorney or firm, we enjoy a comfortable working relationship with the client’s business counsel. Clients benefit from our ability and willingness to take full advantage of referring counsel’s knowledge and experience with the client.