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.
Duvall has more than 25 years of experience in trademark and intellectual property law, including representing Top Fortune 500 companies. He works directly with business owners, General Counsel, Vice Presidents of Marketing and CEOs. He represents clients in trademarks, trademark registration, brand development and clearance, licensing, contracting, due diligence and IP-related aspects of business transfer and franchise agreements. He also handles pre-litigation disputes as well as litigation and appeals in the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board and the federal courts.
Outside of the firm, Duvall has cultivated years of hands-on experience with the International Trademark Association (INTA), which has positioned him as a thought leader in trademark law and policy. He has served on committees that have drafted and commented on federal trademark legislation and filed “friend of the court” briefs in significant cases. He was a principal drafter of the federal Trademark Dilution Revision Act (signed into law in 2006), which established a new national standard for protecting famous trademarks. Currently he is a member of INTA’s Trademark Office Practices Committee.