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Education

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

B.A., Elon College

Law Journals

Articles Editor, Maryland Law Review

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Maryland Bar

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 disputes involving law and technology.

David has developed particular expertise helping businesses navigate Internet, software, and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 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 each of the past few years, represented clients in more than double the number of in rem anti-cybersquatting lawsuits 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" (2016-2017) 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 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 luxury consumer product companies in trademark, copyright, and patent actions throughout the country.
  • Representing an information technology company in a trial of trademark infringement claims.
  • Representative Reported Cases:
    • Central Source LLC v. 10 domain names, 2017 WL 1337798 (E.D. Va. 2017).
    • GMF, Inc. v. gmf.com, 2017 WL 2525134 (E.D. Va. 2017).
    • CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC v. Above.Com Domain Privacy/Protection Domain, 2017 WL 1132134 (WIPO 2017).
    • Muscle Mass, Inc. v. Doe, 2017 WL 1532025 (E.D. Va. 2017).
    • Intercontinental Data Communications Ltd. v. Doe, 2016 WL 8674624 (E.D. Va. 2016).
    • Wagner v. Lindawagner.com, 202 F.Supp.3d 574 (E.D. Va. 2016), aff’d, 680 Fed. Appx. 240 (4th Cir. 2017).
    • Montblanc-Simplo GmbH v. Montblanc-outlet.co, 2016 WL 9175602 (E.D. Va. 2016).
    • 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. UPIphoto.com, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189667 (D. Va. 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).
    • Myriad Dev., Inc. v. Alltech, Inc., 817 F. Supp. 2d 946 (W.D. Tex. 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).
    • Alltech Inc. v. Myriad Dev. Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98707 (W.D. Va. 2008).

Affiliations

  • 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

Recognitions

  • 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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