Overview

Ted Davis divides his practice between domestic and international litigation and client counseling in the fields of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law and has particular experience in trade dress and gray market disputes, litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and with large-scale trademark clearance and registration projects. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, on behalf of which he has testified before Congress on trademark and Internet issues, and he also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association, which he has represented in a number of amicus filings before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Davis has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s “Legal Elite” (Georgia Trend Magazine), a Georgia “Super Lawyer” for intellectual property (Super Lawyers magazine), the 2014 “Atlanta Lawyer of the Year” in trademark law (The Best Lawyers in America®), an “IP Icon” (IP Law360), and an “IP Star” (Managing Intellectual Property magazine). World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. World Trademark Review 1000 regularly lists him as among the top ten United States attorneys in the categories of enforcement, prosecution, and strategy, and Legal Media Group has identified him as among the top 25 practitioners for Trademark Law in the country. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business also has listed him for intellectual property since 2013. He is a frequent author on intellectual property topics, and his articles have received the Ladas Memorial Award (three times) from the International Trademark Association, as well as the Burton Award for excellence in legal writing. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies

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Experience

Represents Pfizer Inc., one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, in trademark and unfair competition matters, including litigation before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and trademark availability clearance projects.

Represents Premiere Global Services, a major provider of a global communications platform, in trademark, copyright and false advertising matters, including litigation and trademark clearance projects.

Successfully represented Compex International Co. Ltd., a major manufacturer of outdoor patio furniture, in a bench trial against claims by a competitor of trade dress infringement, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices. Meadowcraft Inc. v. Compex Int’l Co. Ltd., 47 U.S.P.Q.2d 1665 (N.D. Ga. 1998).

Represents Diageo North America in a variety of trademark and unfair competition matters, including litigation in federal district court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as trademark clearance and registration projects.

Represents WMS Gaming Inc., a leader in the video gaming equipment industry, in trademark litigation before federal trial and appellate courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. WMS Gaming Inc. v. WPC Prods. Ltd., 542 F.3d 601 (7th Cir. 2008).

Represents Huddle House Inc. in trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters, including, litigation before federal district courts and trademark clearance and registration programs.

Represents GlaxoSmithKline in trademark and unfair competition matters including litigation before federal district courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Represents Royal Ten Cate (USA), Inc., a global leader in industrial textile fabrics, and its related companies in various trademark matters, including clearance, international registration and enforcement projects.

Represents Flowers Foods Inc., a leading producer of baked goods, and its subsidiaries in various trademark, unfair competition, false advertising, and copyright matters, including litigation before federal district courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as trademark clearance and registration projects.

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Education

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1990)

Davidson College, B.A. (1987) cum laude

Admissions

Georgia (1990)

District of Columbia (1992)

New York (2011)

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and the District of Columbia

Supreme Court of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division

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Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Past Chair, Section of Intellectual Property Law

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

International Trademark Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Canadian Bar Association

Emory University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

University of Georgia School of Law, Adjunct Professor

Georgia Bar Journal, Editor-in-Chief

Virginia Law Review, Notes Editor

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