log in
Print | Back

Haynes and Boone, LLP

David A. Bell

David A. Bell

Partner

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

tel: +1 214 651 5000
Send an Email

Local Time: Mon. 06:50

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 2019, David’s clients tout him as “a reliable source of trademark wisdom who is responsive to the ever-changing requirements of his clients.” Clients also describe David as being "incredibly dedicated and always prepared to go the extra mile to assist" and note his “work capacity is remarkable, and he always delivers top-quality advice and outcomes” (2018).

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.

Bar Admissions

Texas

Education

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

The IP Beacon, April 2018
Haynes and Boone, LLP, April 2018

View the PDF version of the April 2018 IP Beacon. Are Works Generated by AI Subject to IP Protection? When Philip Dick wrote the 1968 novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," the inspiration for the 1982 film "Blade Runner," artificial intelligence was more fiction than science. Fifty years later, theHarvard Business Reviewpredicts that AI will be the single biggest technological development of our era, as transformative as the steam engine or electricity...

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...

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

HOME | SITE MAP | GLANCE | PRIVACY POLICY | DISCLAIMER |  © World Services Group, 2019