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.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Intellectual Property: Gaming and the Arts

Marshall University Technology Transfer Office (TTO), Huntington, WV, November 28, 2023

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

Reported Decisions
Bar Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Supreme Court
American Bar Association, Member
Kentucky Bar Association, Member
Louisville Bar Association, Member
International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
Community Involvement

Alumni Guest Professor, Political Humor course and related simulation (Prof. James E. Lennertz), "The Supreme Court Law, Justice and Humor," Lafayette College (Fall 2000)


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
More Than Stites & Harbison

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 (2013-24)

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

Duvall Super Law
Duvall Best Lawyers2024
Duvall Best Law LOY 2023
Duvall Scot A Chambers2023
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 24, 2023
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Chambers USA Honors 25 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 25 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2023 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 05, 2023
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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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 17, 2023
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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.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 12, 2023