Prominent consumer products, manufacturing, and retail companies are represented by Schwabe.

Consumer Products, Manufacturing & Retail

What our clients say

Patrick Criteser, President & CEO of Tillamook

“Schwabe does a good job of understanding our real-world business needs and using legal as well as non-legal skills to solve business problems, rather than over-lawyering. They are able to leverage their experience with other clients with similar issues and offer a useful perspective on different options and how things could shake out. You can’t always get that internally. They have people I trust.”

Daniel C. Occhipinti, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Pacific Seafood Group

Assisting your business
every step of the way.

Our lawyers are well-versed in helping our Consumer Products, Manufacturing & Retail clients navigate each step of their companies’ lifecycle — from the initial business idea to transitioning leadership.

The State of Manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest

Together with Aldrich CPAs + Advisors and the Business Journal, we present the results of our second survey on the State of Manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest.


  • Won summary judgment dismissal of a claim against a clothing retailer by an independent contractor who was injured while working in the retailer’s store.
  • Successfully defended a leading Western retailer in product liability cases involving nutritional supplements and consumer goods litigation, and succeeded in persuading the manufacturer to resolve cases.
  • Prevailed on class representatives’ personal injury claims against an industrial tool manufacturer.
  • Guided national manufacturer through a product recall and subsequently litigated and obtained substantial damages recovery for client from supplier.
  • Represented an outdoor sportwear company in litigation against a competitor for infringement of two of their utility patents and one design patent.
  • Represented medical device company in the acquisition of a utility equipment manufacturer of air compressors, vacuums, water safety valves, and other equipment.
  • Partnered with a rebar manufacturer to assist with its purchase of a facility and develop its ownership transition plan.
  • Advised a defense manufacturing company on employment issues including arbitration agreements, employee handbooks, manager training, and anti-harassment.
  • Defended one of the world’s largest privately owned food manufacturers in lawsuit by a former employee alleging employment discrimination and violations of the federal and state Medical Leave.
  • Handled domestic and international trademark clearance, enforcement and portfolio management for a knife company. Provide counsel on anti-counterfeiting, product endorsement and sponsorship agreements, and domestic and international distribution agreements.

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