Chad Smith

Adjunct Professor


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090


B.A., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 1990
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1996


Trademark Law Clinic


Chad Smith is in-house counsel at Wizards of the Coast, LLC. Formerly, Chad was an Examining Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. After leaving the trademark office, Chad gained more than 23 years of experience as in-house counsel as well as large and boutique law firms. Chad's expertise focuses in the management and enforcement of domestic and international trademark portfolios for a variety of clients including start-up companies to large institutions. Chad's current responsibilities at Wizards of the Coast include managing their global IP strategy, procurement and enforcement. For the past ten years Chad has been an adjunct professor at both Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law teaching trademark prosecution.