Bert P. Krages II, Attorney at Law

Bert P. Krages II
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Bert Krages is an attorney who concentrates on intellectual property and environmental law. He is recognized nationally as an advocate of the right to take photographs in public places, having appeared in media such as National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, and Wired.


J. D., University of Oregon, 1987
(Member of the Oregon Law Review and recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards for Civil Procedure, Legal Ethics, and Intellectual Property)

M.S. in Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1980

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 1979

Professional Licenses

Admitted to the Oregon State Bar, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Registered Civil Engineer, State of California


Legal Handbook for Photographers:The Rights and Liabilities of Making Images
        Amherst Media, Inc. (2d ed. 2006)

Photography: The Art of Composition
        Allworth Press (2005)

Heavenly Bodies: The Photographer’s Guide to Astrophotography
        Amherst Media, Inc. (2003)

Total Environmental Compliance: A Practical Guide for Environmental Professionals
        Lewis Publishers (2000)