Elizabeth (Libby) Zinke


  • Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University School of Law, summa cum laude
  • Fashion Law Institute Participant
  • Fashion Law Bootcamp Special Edition: Wearable Technology Participant
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Montana, Cellular and Molecular Biology, high honors


  • Admitted to practice law in the states of Washington and Montana
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Seattle Fashion Incubator
  • Delta Gamma Fraternity

Awards & Recognition

  • Honored as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property on the 2018 Washington Super Lawyers list

Libby counsels multi-national companies and startup companies regarding patents, trademarks, and copyrights, IP enforcement, and other areas of intellectual property to develop and maintain meaningful intellectual property portfolios. As a member of Lee & Hayes’ patent group, she prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a variety of areas including computer related technologies, mechanical engineering, and fashion. Libby is also a member of the firm’s trademark group. As a member of Lee & Hayes’ trademark group, Libby prepares and prosecutes trademark applications and assists clients with enforcing their trademarks rights. While attending law school, Libby clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Additionally, Libby was a member of the Gonzaga Law Review and participated on Gonzaga University School of Law’s Saul Lefkowitz trademark moot court team. Libby also earned CALI Awards of Excellence for the top grade in the following classes at Gonzaga University School of Law: intellectual property, patent prosecution and litigation, advanced trademark, secured transactions, trusts & wills, and business associations.