David A. Bell

David Bell is a Trademark Partner and the Chair of the firm's Social Media Practice Group. He counsels clients on emerging technology and branding trends, including social media issues, smart phone applications, and online scams, protects companies' product designs, and represents plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property and domain name disputes. Additionally, he clears, procures, manages, and enforces trademarks for clients with domestic and international portfolios.

David is called upon by multinational corporations and emerging companies to provide 24/7 service, as well as knowledgeable and creative counseling. He is also a prolific publisher and speaker, with 50 speeches and published works to his name.

As part of his practice, David:

Evaluates product and packaging designs for trade dress and other intellectual property issues, including for footwear, apparel, food items, liqueur bottles, pet supplies, and electronic instruments.
Conducts international and complex trademark clearance searches, preparing trademark applications worldwide, and prosecuting trademarks for established and emerging companies.
Enforces clients' trademark and trade dress rights worldwide, through litigation, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and foreign legal proceedings.
Enforces clients' intellectual property rights through domain name disputes.
Protects brands in regard to smart phone applications, social networking websites, and blogs.
Investigates and prosecutes online fraud, including spam e-mails and fraudulent gift card offer schemes.
Drafts various intellectual property agreements.
Counsels clients on trademark, copyright, domain name, website, and privacy law issues.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Social Media, 2) Intellectual Property, 3) International and Domestic Intellectual Property Strategic Counseling and Management, 4) Internet, 5) E-Commerce and Domain Names, 6) Trade Dress, 7) Design Patents and Product Clearance and 8) Trademarks
Law School New York University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
Admitted Year 2002
Education Emory University (B.A., 1999)
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Haynes and Boone, LLP
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