Ashlie Smith is a managing associate in the intellectual property group. Her practice focuses on domestic and international trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling. Clients choose Ashlie because her background in intellectual property litigation and enforcement gives her an upper hand in understanding the big picture of brand protection.
Ashlie grew up in a family of restaurant franchisees, and she learned about the power of a strong trademark at a young age. This understanding lead her to pursue a career in trademark and copyright law, and from her start as a trademark prosecution intern at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in law school, through her work in trademark and copyright litigation at Fish & Richardson P.C., her practice has always focused on assisting businesses with their intellectual property needs.
Ashlie’s practice at Orrick focuses on domestic and international trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling. She has experience assisting businesses ranging from small start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations with trademark clearance, protection, and strategy. Additionally, Ashlie has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and at the International Trade Commission. Because of her wide-range of experience, she brings to each matter a unique understanding of the intersection of copyright and trademark clearance and prosecution and enforcement and litigation.