Steven Rinehart, Esq. | Utah Trademark Attorney
Steven Rinehart | Utah Patent Attorney | Internet Attorney

Steven Rinehart is a Utah trademark attorney handling IP matters.

Steve obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law in 2003.  He studied Computer Science and English as an undergraduate, graduating from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah in 2000. Before becoming a lawyer, Steve founded and sold several Internet companies, including and, which both grossed nearly $1 million in revenue during their first fiscal years.  Steven also founded, a free legal file exchange. 

Steve has prepared and prosecuted over 200 trademark applications, and has handled over 150 trademark infringement disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP), winning more than two-thirds of those he has handled.  Steve has also handled approximately twenty trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court, including in rem Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) actions in Alexandria, Virginia.  Steve is the only lawyer to have gained approval as  an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar (that registrar being Domain Train).  Steven has handled many matters before the TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board), including numerous trademark opposition proceedings.

Contact Information

Office:     (888) 941-9933 
Mobile:    (801) 347-5173 
Fax:         (801) 665-1292 
Address:  110 S. Regent Street, #200 
                 Salt Lake City, UT 84111


Utah Bar Association 
Bar No. 11,494 (2007)

Virginia Bar Association 
Bar No. 81,738 (2010)

US Patent & Trademark Office 
Registation No. 61,403 (2007)


Juris Doctorate (2003) 
University of Utah College of Law 
Salt Lake City, Utah 

Bachelor of Arts (2000) 
Brigham Young University 
Provo, Utah 

Private Pilor (2005) 
Federal Aviation Administration


Recently Won Domain Names in Federal Court by Rinehart

  • (won federal ex parte TRO forcing VeriSign to strip this three-letter domain from its Chinese registrant and deliver to California corp);
  • (won federal court transfer order in Virginia stripping this domain from its Caribbean registrant for Kentucky corp); 
  • (recovered domain in settlement during ACPA federal case after removing case from state court and after UDRP loss); 
  • (won federal transfer order stripping this domain from its Korean registrant for New York corp); 
  • (a rare case invovling trademark infringement in state court resulting in order to VeriSign to seize and change domain registration from the Cayman Islands);
  • The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive.

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Contact Information

110 S. Regent Street, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(888) 941-9933
(801) 347-5173
(801) 665-1292

Recent Publications by Rinehart & Reported Decisions

Bucking Small Claim Courts - UTAH BAR J. 32, 33–34 (Sep. 4, 2010) (quoted by the Supreme Court in Allen v. Moyer, 2011 UT 44, 259 P.3d 1049).

Robertson Marine v. I4 Solutions, Case No. 20080962-CA, Filed January 22, 2010, 2010 UT App 9 (represented Apellant in seeking review of trial court's non-award of attorney fees to prevailing party/client).  
For the Audio File of Steve's Oral Argument Click HERE.

Writing Samples by Rinehart

Trademark Litigation Samples

Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment (ACPA)

Memorandum in Support of Motion to Stay (Doctrine of Absention)

Transcript of Rinehart's Oral Argument in Support of Summary Judgment (Audio here)


Video clip on answers to common patent questions (Audio only here)

Video clip on domain name dispute fundaments (Part 1 of 2) (Audio only here)

Video clip on domain name dispute fundaments (Part 2 of 2) (Audio only here)