Ryan M. Van Olst

Ryan M. Van Olst

Counsel | Trademark & Copyright
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  • BA, Florida State University
  • BS, Florida State University
  • JD, American University Washington College of Law

Key Industries

  • Amazon Aggregators
  • Consumer Products
  • Medical & Therapeutic Devices
  • Restaurants
  • Metaverse 
  • Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
  • Fashion
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Massachusetts


  • Washington, DC


Ryan Van Olst focuses his practice on a wide variety of trademark and unfair competition matters. These include federal litigation, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, prosecution, investigation, and enforcement. He routinely counsels clients on strategies associated with adoption, use, registration, and enforcement of their trademarks – both domestically and internationally. 

Ryan is passionate about obtaining the best possible outcomes for his clients, at every level of the trademark process. He has a thorough familiarity with the US Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure and regularly submits winning responses to Office Actions. Through his experience with the Madrid System, Ryan secures cost effective international trademark protection for his clients.

Previously, Ryan helped develop international trademark policy while at the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) with former USPTO Commissioner Bruce Lehman. He has also served as a research assistant with the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Brands and Innovation task force. 

Ryan is adamant about serving his community, and has volunteered at the Office of General Counsel for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – the government agency responsible for AmeriCorps. Ryan has also co-authored an article about pro bono representation in the “Redskins” trademark lawsuit, published in Landslide Magazine (the official IP publication of the American Bar Association).

Client Testimonials

We are all big fans of Ryan… He’s been excellent to work with from day one. Very thorough, balanced, communicative about timing and tradeoffs, and we view him as a reliable advisor.

Very impressed with [his] stunningly rapid responses.

I can’t thank [him] enough.

[Ryan is] always going above and beyond for…our clients. It is very much appreciated.


  • International Trademark Association (INTA) Brands and Innovation Committee


  • WYHA? TTAB finds AMERICA’S HOMETOWN PIZZA PLACE Confusable with HOMETOWN PIZZA for Restaurant Services, TTABlog (guest post), Sept. 5, 2018

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