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David A. Bell

David A. Bell

Partner

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Profile
As the chair of Haynes and Boone's Trademark Practice Group, David Bell is called upon by multinational corporations and emerging companies to provide knowledgeable and creative counseling and protection for their brands.

Ranked in the gold tier of trademark lawyers in Texas in World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, Globe Business Publishing Ltd. in 2018, David's clients tout him as being "incredibly dedicated and always prepared to go the extra mile to assist." Clients also note his "work capacity is remarkable, and he always delivers top-quality advice and outcomes."

David builds and enforces trademark applications and other intangible assets worldwide. This includes through litigation, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, foreign legal proceedings, and administrative domain name proceedings. He has extensive experience with international and complex trademark clearance searches. With a robust depth of trade dress knowledge, David clears and protects designs for products, packaging, and service businesses, including for footwear, apparel, foods and beverages, cosmetics, and restaurants.

As the founder of the firm's Social Media Practice Group, David trains companies on social networking trends, prepares social media policies, counsels on branding and advertising issues, and draws from an interdisciplinary team of lawyers to meet any client’s needs. David is the editor of a social media law treatise, Corporate Practice Series Portfolio No. 91, Social Media Law, Bloomberg BNA, August 1, 2013. David also investigates and prosecutes fraud online, including spam emails and fraudulent gift card offers, and addresses online and social media scams.

Given the breadth of his experience, David is regularly asked to speak and write on a wide array of intellectual property topics and has more than 50 speeches and published works to his name.

Education

J.D., New York University, 2002, Staff Editor, Review of Law and Social Change
B.A., Emory University, 1999
Areas of Practice
Articles

New Law: Federal Circuit Finds Ban On Scandalous/Immoral Trademarks Unconstitutional
Haynes and Boone, LLP, January 2018

As part of a now-infamous 1972 monologue, comedian George Carlin listed the “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” colorfully repeating each throughout his routine. While many of those words remain unacceptable for the airwaves, they may now be suitable for federal trademark registration, thanks to a recent decision from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals...

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