Scot A. Duvall
Scot Duvall is an intellectual property attorney in the firm's Louisville, Kentucky office. He has practiced in the fields of trademarks and intellectual property for over 25 years, including representing Top Fortune 500 companies. His practice includes brand development and clearance, and trademark registration in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). His transactional experience includes licensing, contracting, due diligence, and IP-related aspects of business transfer and franchise agreements. He also has experience in pre-litigation disputes as well as in litigation in the Trademark Trial & Appeals Board and federal courts.
INTA treatise State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law
Kentucky Chapter, updated yearly
Chasing Moseley's Ghost: Dilution Surveys Under the Trademark Dilution Revision Act
co-author, The Trademark Report, Vol. 98, No. 6, November-December 2008
The Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2006: Balanced Protection for Famous Brands
The Trademark Reporter, Vol. 97, No. 6, November-December 2007
The FTDA After Moseley v. V. Secret
co-author, The Trademark Reporter, Vo. 93, No. 4, July-August 2003
In re Viterra Inc., 671 F3rd 1358, 101 U.S.P.Q2D (BNA) 1905 (Fed. Cir. 2012). An oft-cited case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Mr. Duvall clarified the scope of registration for word and logo trademarks in the USPTO.
Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. v. Community Trust Fin. Corp., 692 F.3d 469 (6th Cir. 2012). Litigation involving trademark use on the Internet, Mr. Duvall argued and won a unanimous decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, reversing a lower court's finding of personal jurisdiction.
Moseley v. Secret Catalogue, Inc. Served as co-counsel representing the petitioner in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court trademark case in which the Court issued a unanimous 9-0 decision in the client's favor.
Alumni Guest Professor, Political Humor course and related simulation (Prof. James E. Lennertz), "The Supreme Court Law, Justice and Humor," Lafayette College (Fall 2000)
Washington and Lee University
Scot has presented to the following groups:
- International Trademark Association
- Midwest Intellectual Property Summit (Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum)
- TAGLaw Midwest Regional Meeting
- Washington College of Law at American University
- University of Dayton School of law symposium on "Superstar Marks," with Prof. Graeme Dinwoodie
- University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
- National Business Institute
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Association
- Kentucky Library Association
Scot has lectured widely and published numerous articles on trademark and copyright law, the Internet and first amendment issues. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
Best Lawyers in America®, Trademark Law (2013-23)
Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville area Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law (2014, 2020, 2023)
Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-23)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2010-23)
Louisville Magazine's Top Lawyers in copyright/trademark law
Scot Duvall Joins Stites & Harbison’s Louisville Office
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Scot A. Duvall to the firm’s Louisville, Ky., office. He joins the firm as a Member (Partner) in the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group.
Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 49 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2023
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 37 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.