Blue among honorees for 2013 Power Attorneys & Legal Professionals
McAfee & Taft attorney Rachel Blue was named by the Tulsa Business & Legal News to its 2013 class of Power Attorneys & Legal Professionals. She was selected from scores of nominations submitted for the award that were subsequently reviewed by members of the publication’s editorial staff as well as Tulsa County Bar Association members and staff.
“She is a leader in her field,” said publisher Chuck Branch. “This class had many distinguished nominations, but we believe we have selected the best of the best.”
Rachel Blue was formally recognized at an awards dinner on May 16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Tulsa.
Rachel Blue, a McAfee & Taft shareholder, is a former trademark examining attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and brings extensive experience and insider knowledge to her practice in intellectual property law as well as franchise law, entertainment law and unfair competition matters. As part of her practice, she works with a wide network of international associates and acts as U.S. counsel for lawyers and clients in Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Korea on intellectual property matters.
She has been recognized by Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Oklahoma Super Lawyers, which also named her to its list of “Top 25 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers.” She was selected by Best Lawyers as the “Tulsa Copyright Lawyer of the Year” for 2013, an honor only given to a single lawyer in each legal specialty in each community. Chambers USA shortlisted her for its 2012 “Women in Law” awards, recognizing her as a finalist for the Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year award. She has also been recognized for her professional and civic contributions as a 2010 recipient of the The Journal Record‘s Leadership in Law Award.
Active in the legal community, Blue has twice served as president of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and served as member of the OBA’s Law Schools Committee. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association, the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and the ABA’s Forum on Franchising. She is the past president of the University of Tulsa College of Law Alumni Association. She is also active in the Tulsa community, serving as an advisor and board member for several community organizations, including the Tulsa Arts Coalition, OSU-Okmulgee’s Innovation & Incubation Entrepreneurial Center, Tulsa Street School and the University of Tulsa College of Law. She is also involved with the Gilcrease Museum, Circle Cinema and Catholic Charities.
Blue is a frequent author on intellectual property matters and other topics, including adoption issues. She and her husband are adoption advocates and often speak on the topic.