Burr & Forman LLP
Doug practices in the intellectual property practice group with representation including patent, trademark, and copyright protection. He assists clients with protecting intellectual property through patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, as well as intellectual property litigation.
Doug has experience drafting and successfully prosecuting patent applications for various fields, including mechanical, medical and chemical technologies. He helps clients with establishing and protecting trademark portfolios, guarding same against improper third party use, and conducting enforcement actions. His practice areas include litigating intellectual property issues, drafting and prosecuting patents in the chemical, pharmaceutical, mechanical and gaming fields, rendering opinions and validity analyses, obtaining and defending trademark registrations as well as advising clients with regard to intellectual property, trade secrets, branding and marketing issues, along with contractual and other business matters.
Doug has written articles that have been published such as “Preventing Valuable Trademarks from Becoming Lost Change in the Couch,” Greenville Business Magazine, March 2010; “The Pension Protection Act of 2006: Wide Ranging Changes to ERISA Not Limited to Just Employee Benefits,” South Carolina Lawyer, July 2007; “Employee Paychecks: Proper Withholdings Can Prevent Employers from Picking Up The Tab,” South Carolina Lawyer, July/August 2006; “Inadvertently Disclosed Documents: What are Your Ethical Obligations?,” South Carolina Lawyer, July 2003.