Intellectual Property Law

Our intellectual property lawyers are committed to protecting our clients’ valuable intellectual property assets: trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, domains, brand licenses and more.

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Our Experience

Intellectual Property Attorneys

The intellectual property (IP) team at Bell, Davis & Pitt has registered thousands of trademarks, on both the federal and state levels, for businesses and individuals throughout the United States and around the globe, and has worked with foreign counsel to register thousands of our clients' marks internationally. Our team includes trademark and copyright lawyers with extensive experience in brand registration and protection, marketing and advertising laws, promotion laws, competition law, franchise law, privacy law, FTC matters, trade secret matters, and IP litigation. We vigorously preserve and protect our clients’ intellectual property rights and litigate IP theft and infringements when necessary. 

We represent clients from a wide range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food service, textiles and apparel, household and body care, healthcare, retail, marketing and advertising, education, automotive, banking and technology, and even the emerging cannabis industry. Bell, Davis & Pitt has the deep expertise in each of these sectors to understand what makes your business work and how to protect its intellectual property. The trademark portfolios managed by Bell, Davis & Pitt continue to expand as individuals, small businesses, and multinational corporations entrust us with some of their most valuable assets.

Our dedicated trademark team of attorneys and paralegals is devoted to managing these trademark portfolios and providing broader brand strategy services to our clients. 

We provide tailored and cost-effective solutions that enable our clients to expand into new markets and product categories with confidence by leveraging intellectual property assets for strategic advantage and maximum revenue. We pride ourselves on helping our clients understand what to look for in the IP world, what to avoid, and how to successfully launch their brands, slogans, and campaigns. 

We frequently counsel our clients on the following:

  • Trademark clearance opinions — helping our clients ensure that they can use and register their brands
  • Intellectual property audits, due diligence, and IP acquisitions and dispositions
  • Federal and state IP litigation and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oppositions, cancellations and similar adversarial proceedings internationally (more than 250 proceedings in the U.S. alone and hundreds more abroad)
  • Advertising review and creative clearance
  • Sweepstakes, contests, giveaways, and other promotions
  • IP licensing, software licenses, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Franchise issues, including franchise registration and drafting of franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents
  • Privacy policies and privacy law compliance

Our team harnesses internal firm resources — such as our business and corporate law practice and litigation team — to meet our clients' legal needs and challenges. 

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