Intellectual Property Law

Our attorneys assist clients with developing brand strategies and bringing their ideas and products to market. We're committed to help protect our clients' valuable intellectual property assets.

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Intellectual Property Attorneys

The intellectual property (“IP”) team is a collection of copyright & trademark attorneys with extensive experience in trademark, copyright, trade secret matters, marketing, advertising, promotions law, competition law, franchises, privacy, the FTC, and litigation. We vigorously preserve and protect our client’s intellectual property from infringers and counterfeiters, and litigate IP theft and infringements, when necessary. 

Our intellectual property attorneys provides practical counsel on leveraging intellectual property assets for strategic advantage and maximum revenue. We represent clients from a wide range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, retail, healthcare, financial services, educational institutions, and software applications.

Our experience and services include:

  • Trademark clearance opinions — more than 2,500 and counting — helping our clients ensure that they can use and register their brands
  • Trademark applications and registrations – over 3,000 prosecuted in the U.S. alone, plus thousands of International Registrations and foreign trademark applications around the globe
  • Intellectual property audits, due diligence, and IP acquisitions and dispositions
  • Federal and state IP litigation and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oppositions and cancellations (more than 180 proceedings so far)
  • IP licensing, software licenses, confidentiality & non-disclosure agreements
  • Franchise issues, including franchise registration and drafting of franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents
  • Privacy policies and privacy law compliance
  • Contest and sweepstakes rules, sponsorship and endorsement issues, and other promotions and marketing issues
  • Copyright registrations
  • Internet and domain name issues, such as cybersquatting and typosquatting

Our team leverages our internal firm resources – such as the business and corporate law practice and litigation team – to help accomplish our clients' goals. 

We’ve gotten great advice and counsel from Bell, Davis & Pitt when we need help and guidance with our trademark and registration questions. They take time to understand our goals, then offer efficient and effective advice that helps us accomplish those goals.  We’ve worked with them for several years and each time we come away feeling like they care about us, our business and our customers.

Maggie G. Hamm, Carolina Farm Credit