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Michael E. Hall

Raleigh | 919.835.4524
Fax | 919.834.4564

Michael Hall focuses on U.S. and international trademark clearance, prosecution, licensing, enforcement, and counseling, including handling contested proceedings before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Michael has managed the trademark portfolios of clients of all sizes, ranging from individuals to two of the world’s most recognizable consumer electronics companies. He also handles copyright matters and domain-name disputes under ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

Michael began his legal career as a trademark examining attorney at the USPTO, where he examined thousands of trademark applications and helped revamp the office’s training materials for new attorneys.

*Michael is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia, is not licensed in North Carolina, has an application for admission to the North Carolina State Bar pending, and is practicing law in North Carolina pursuant to Rule 5.5(e) of the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Representative Experience

  • Served as de facto in-house trademark counsel to two global businesses, coordinating directly with their business units.
  • Represented a leading Hollywood production company and one of the world’s largest financial services companies in domestic and international trademark clearance, prosecution, and portfolio management.

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  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Trademark Office Practices Committee, 2018-2019; Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee, 2016-2017