As the head 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 among the top trademark lawyers in Texas in World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, Globe Business Publishing Ltd. from 2012-2017, David’s clients tout him as being "incredibly dedicated and always prepared to go the extra mile to assist." WTR has further reported: “Few do a better job at counseling clients on technology and branding issues, or on customer service orientation.”
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. David also investigates and prosecutes fraud online, including spam emails and fraudulent gift card offers, and addresses online and social media scams. And David has extensive experience with international and complex trademark clearance searches. He 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.
As Chair of the firm's Social Media Practice Group, as well, David trains companies on social networking trends, prepares social media policies, provides thorough copyright, branding and other counseling, 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.
Given the breadth of his experience, David is regularly called upon to speak and write on a wide array of intellectual property topics and has more than 50 speeches and published works to his name.