Nicole Schaefer

Yellow Dog Legal

About Nicole Schaefer

Hi! I'm Nicole. I'm the lead attorney at Yellow Dog Legal, a virtual firm offering boutique trademark services without the boutique prices. I am the go-to expert for local entrepreneurs seeking information and help with all of their trademark needs. I love doing trademarks and helping my clients protect their businesses and brands.I graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School with Certificates in Animal Law and Criminal Law and Procedure. I still practice Animal Law, as I am deeply passionate about animals, but I also love trademarks and everything having to do with them!In my spare time, I enjoy watercolor painting (and actually send my clients a hand-painted card with their Trademark Certificates), exercising, watching movies ( especially scary ones), trying out ciders around Portland, and playing with my three dogs and my three cats.You can check out my website at and my website devoted to those in the cider industry at can't wait to help you with your intellectual property and business needs!



Work experience

Yellow Dog Legal
Founder | 2021 - Present


Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. (2014), Law | 2012 - 2014
Claremont Consortium of Colleges - Scripps College
B.A. (2008), Psychology, Art History | 2004 - 2008


Top Dog Animal Lawyer of the Year 2019
Spot Magazine | 2019


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