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J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law

B.A., Elon College

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Articles Editor, Maryland Law Review

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U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Federal Circuits

U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado and District of Maryland

David focuses his practice on litigation and transactions involving trademarks, copyrights, and domain names, and related product and service development and distribution issues. A former software and web developer, he regularly handles cutting-edge issues and disputes involving law and technology.

David has developed particular expertise helping businesses navigate Internet legal issues and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) related issues, and assists clients with the often novel application of intellectual property claims to cyber scams, intangible thefts, social media issues and other Internet based disputes. He is the author of BNA’s Guide to the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and, in the past year alone, represented clients in more than double the number of in rem anti-cybersquatting actions than the closest competing firm—with hundreds of domain names and websites at issue.

He is also heavily involved with generic top-level domains (gTLDs), including the representation of gTLD applicants and registries, counseling clients on brand protection programs to address new gTLDs, and advising clients in more than one dozen gTLD objection proceedings. 

David was named one of DC’s "Super Lawyers" (2016) and “Rising Stars” (2013- 2015) for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine, and a “Leading Practitioner” in Information Technology Law (2016) by Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology. He received the 2016 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award from the Internet Commerce Association for pro bono work, and The Legal 500 US 2012 recognized him for his practice “relating to online and emerging technology.” He is also frequently interviewed by media outlets from around the world for commentary on intellectual property, Internet, and technology law issues, and is a frequent lecturer on these issues.

Representative Experience

  • Developing strategies for global protection and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights in physical and cyber contexts.
  • Representing parties in record setting domain name transactions.
  • Preparing a wide range of Internet, new media, and intellectual property agreements and opinions.
  • Representing a software development company in a trial of trade secret and unfair competition litigation against a former business partner.
  • Representing a luxury consumer product company in trademark, copyright, and patent actions throughout the country.
  • Representing an information technology company in a trial of trademark infringement claims.
  • Representative Reported Cases:
    • Acme Billing Co., v. Doe, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65250(E.D. Va. 2015).
    • Central Source LLC v. 33 domain names, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53590 (E.D. Va. 2015).
    • CenturyLink IP LLC v. By Proxy, Inc. Domain Names, 2014 UDRP LEXIS 1157 (WIPO 2014).
    • Central Source LLC v. 12 domain names, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104778 (E.D. Va. 2014).
    • Central Source LLC v. 227 domain names, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110119 (E.D. Va. 2014).
    • Payless ShoeSource Worldwide Inc. v. Premier Success, 2014 UDRP LEXIS 773 (WIPO 2014).
    • Spanx, Inc. v. Nawas, FA1404001552547 (NAF 2014).
    • United Press Int’l Inc. v., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189667  (E.D. Va. 2013).
    • Hong Kong Trade. Dev. v. Rocmary Media Group, HK-1300549 (ADNDRC 2013).
    • Electronic Creations Corp. v. Gigahertz, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88805 (N.D.N.Y. 2013).
    • Transtex Comp., Inc. v. Laydon Comp., Ltd, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 155476 (W.D. Ky. 2012).
    • The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. v. Alexander, 2012 UDRP Lexis 1814 (WIPO 2012).
    • Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, Inc. v. AnchorDF, 2012 UDRP Lexis 846 (WIPO 2012).
    • Myriad Dev., Inc. v. Alltech, Inc., 817 F. Supp. 2d 946 (W.D. Tex. 2011).
    • Aquatherm Inc. v. Marketing Express, 2011 UDRP LEXIS 2878 (WIPO 2011).
    • Nokota Horse Cons., Inc. v. Bernhardt, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105142 (D. N.D. 2009).
    • Bains Ultra Inc. v. 7677 East Berry Ave. Assoc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14633 (D. Colo. 2009).
    • Defever Yachts Int'l LLC v. Yachts West, 2009 UDRP LEXIS 648 (WIPO 2009).
    • Alltech Inc. v. Myriad Dev. Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98707 (W.D. Va. 2008).


  • American Bar Association (ABA), IP Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) of ICANN's Generic Names Supporting Organization
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • Internet Committee


  • Named a “Leading Practitioner" in Information Technology Law by Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications Media & Technology (2016)
  • Named by The Legal 500 US a "recommended lawyer" in Copyright Law (2012)
  • Named one of DC's "Super Lawyers" (2016-2017) and "Rising Stars" for Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2015) by Super Lawyers magazine 
  • 2016 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award from the Internet Commerce Association

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