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William S. Fultz

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Evan Fultz focuses his practice in the area of intellectual property law, serving as lead outside IP counsel for numerous large companies in the financial services, pharmaceutical, health care, construction, and other fields. He also advises international clients with respect to their intellectual property rights in the United States. He leads Parker Poe's Intellectual Property practice group.

Evan regularly advises businesses on their trademark and other proprietary rights throughout the country, including in connection with acquisitions, divestitures and expansions, the adoption and protection of new brands, and nationwide monitoring and enforcement programs. He also negotiates various IP-related transactions and agreements.

In addition, he frequently handles intellectual property disputes. He has extensive experience litigating trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has handled hundreds of domain-name disputes under ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, and assists in infringement proceedings in state and federal court.

Evan also counsels clients in the trademark registration process, including in connection with the creation, clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks.

Prior to joining Parker Poe in 2005, he practiced in the Washington, D.C., office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

While at the University of Virginia, Evan was a member of the Virginia Law Review.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted major financial services institution in implementing successful multi-state brand expansion following bank acquisitions
  • Represented pharmaceutical client in the IP-driven acquisition of the worldwide rights to a late-stage drug development program from a global manufacturer
  • Routine representation of clients in intellectual property disputes, including trademark, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition, domain name and online infringement matters
  • Designed, implemented and currently manages nationwide trademark monitoring and enforcement programs for clients across various industries
  • Regular assistance in the trademark adoption and registration process, including domestic and global searching and registration initiatives and the management of extensive trademark portfolios
  • Negotiation of IP-related contracts that include trademark and copyright licenses and assignments, confidentiality agreements, and marketing and promotional contracts

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Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Intellectual Property, 2017
  • Dillard Fellow
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa