As lead trial counsel, David Mayberry has helped clients resolve intellectual property law claims at trial, in arbitration, through mediation and creative settlements outside the courtroom. He has complex litigation experience in trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, franchise and antitrust cases. Mr. Mayberry also counsels clients on trademark and trade dress enforcement and protection issues.

Mr. Mayberry is listed in the 2017 and the seven years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets and in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, he was also ranked #1 for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets. He has been named a 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation and a 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 "Top 100 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2012, 2013 and 2016, Mr. Mayberry was recognized by Legal 500 US in the area of Non-Contentious Trademark Law and for Trademark Litigation in 2013 and 2014. He was named a "Top Lawyer" by Washingtonian magazine in 2013 for Trademark Law. He was recognized as a top practitioner in Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets by Chambers Global 2016. Mr. Mayberry is listed in the 2017 and the five years immediately preceding editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals and 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.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Forum on Franchising, Member

American Inns of Court

District of Columbia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member

International Trademark Association, Member, Advanced TTAB Practice Forum, Past Chair

North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member

Virginia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Member

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D. (1985)
    with high honors
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., Arts and Laws (1983)
    Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (1985)
  • Virginia (2001)
  • District of Columbia (2003)
  • New York (2015)

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of North Carolina (1985)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (1987)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1989)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1992)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (1996)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (2000)
  • Supreme Court of Virginia (2001)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (2002)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (2002)
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals (2003)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2004)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia (2005)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2009)
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2009)
  • Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department (2015)

Who We Are

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J. David Mayberry

Experience Highlights

J. Christopher Burch v. Tory Burch LLC et al.
Served as IP counsel in a case in the Delaware Chancery Court. Represented fashion design house, Tory Burch, LLC which brought claims against a more
Sara Lee Corp. v. Kayser-Roth Corp.
Represented the manufacturer of L’eggs® pantyhose in action to enjoin use of LEG LOOKS® mark on re-designed packaging. The more
Sunkist Soft Drinks Inc. v. Sunkist Growers Inc.
Counsel for Sunkist Growers, Inc., licensee of “Sunkist” trademark, in arbitrated dispute with trademark owner over management of licensed brand. more
Trademark counsel to Putt-Putt LLC
Represents Putt-Putt LLC, an entertainment franchise company, as counsel on all aspects of the company’s business, including licensing of the more