Recreation Meets Innovation at the Outdoors Intellectual Property Blog

The Outdoors Intellectual Property Blog was developed by a group of experienced intellectual property professionals based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When they are not navigating the process of obtaining patents and trademarks for their clients, the contributors can be found navigating trails, rivers and mountains across the globe.

According to a report by the Outdoor Industry Association, consumers spend $887 billion annually on outdoor recreation in the United States alone. To meet this market, innovators are consistently developing and introducing new products to increase the enjoyment, safety and ecological considerations of outdoor recreation activities.

“With the massive amount of innovation occurring in the outdoor equipment and apparel industry and a shifting landscape in intellectual property law, we wanted to create a space where these two worlds could meet,” said contributor John D. Russell.

“Our desire is to create intellectual and entertaining content based on a strong understanding of the industry and the often complicated legal challenge of protecting innovation, designs and brands.”

The blog covers topics ranging from details regarding protecting innovation to discussion regarding general trends or news in the outdoor gear and apparel industry. We encourage anyone with questions regarding intellectual property in the realm of outdoor recreation or with a general interest in technology and its relation to the outdoors to visit at