Areas of Practice
  • The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., with highest honors, 2004, Senior Notes Editor, The George Washington Law Review, Order of the Coif, Merit Scholar
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., with honors and with highest distinction, 2001, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Rachel M. Hofstatter

Of Counsel
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 3903
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Rachel M. Hofstatter is of counsel in Steptoe's Washington office, where she is a member of the Intellectual Property Group and Litigation Department.

Ms. Hofstatter's practice focuses primarily on the acquisition, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She has represented clients from various industries in intellectual property litigation in federal court, at the US Patent and Trademark Office, and at the National Arbitration Forum. Her litigation experience includes the prosecution and defense of trademark, trade dress, copyright and patent infringements, unfair competition, domain name, trademark oppositions, and false advertising claims. Ms. Hofstatter also prosecutes trademark applications for registration in the United States and coordinates international registration, provides clients with analysis of conflicting marks, drafts licenses of intellectual property rights, and counsels clients on various trademark and copyright issues.

While in law school Ms. Hofstatter was a consumer mediator at the George Washington University Law School Consumer Mediation Clinic. As a mediator, she served as a neutral third party to help consumers and companies agree to resolve their disputes in an agreeable manner. Ms. Hofstatter also worked as a peer writing tutor at Penn State University’s Writing Center.


  • Listed in Washington, DC Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Intellectual Property, 2014-2015
  • Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property: Trademarks:  Non-Contentious, 2014
  • International Trademark Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee, 2012 - 2014

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Professional Affiliations

  • Enforcement Committee, INTA, 2016-2017