Bell, Davis & Pitt’s Arthur DeBaugh Earns Trademark Specialist Designation

Winston-Salem, NC (December 10, 2013)—Arthur J. DeBaugh, an attorney with the law firm of Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA has met the requirements and has been certified as a specialist in trademark law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Trademark law, which became a certified specialty in 2013, is one of eleven areas of the law in which North Carolina attorneys can earn specialty certification. While two other states offer certification in “intellectual property law” generally, North Carolina is the first state to offer a specialty certification in the specific area of trademark law. DeBaugh also serves as the vice chair of the trademark committee of the Board of Legal Specialization.

DeBaugh’s practice concentrates in the areas of Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Licensing, and intellectual property litigation, and is based in Bell, Davis & Pitt’s Winston-Salem office. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

DeBaugh joins 22 other Bell, Davis & Pitt attorneys who have earned the prestigious AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings™ from the distinguished Martindale-Hubbell® Rating Agency, the highest achievement level awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®. Additionally, DeBaugh has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of North Carolina’s leading lawyers in intellectual property and by Business North Carolina among the “Legal Elite” in intellectual property law.

The North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization was created in 1983 and began certifying North Carolina lawyers as legal specialists in 1987. It was established to create a process through which qualified North Carolina lawyers might become certified as specialists in designated areas of the law. The NC Bar Specialization Program conforms to the standards set forth by the American Bar Association and is one of only 18 state legal certification programs in the United States.

Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. was formed in 1980. Its more than three dozen attorneys practice throughout North Carolina in corporate law, litigation, antitrust law, governmental investigations, banking law, commercial real estate, construction law, environmental law, bankruptcy, taxation, employment law, education law, copyrights and trademarks, estate planning and administration, and family law. Several of the firm's attorneys are also licensed to practice in other states throughout the Southeast.

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