David W. Hannon provides counseling and representation across all areas of intellectual property law, including trademark and patent prosecution, litigation, copyright registration, agreements, and opinion work.
David also assists clients in managing domestic and foreign trademark portfolios, including prosecuting and maintaining applications and providing counseling on opposition and other disputed matters. In addition, David provides counseling and assistance with copyright applications, with a particular emphasis on sculptural works including those covering "useful articles" as defined under the U.S. copyright laws.
Prior to joining Bejin Bieneman, David practiced intellectual property in Chicago at an international general practice law firm. He began his career at an intellectual property boutique in southeast Michigan. David has experience assisting clients with intellectual property procurement, management, and counseling, including having completed several long-term assignments on-site with clients. He also has extensive experience with opinion and transactional practice.
David’s practice includes provision of legal opinions on trademark availability and registrability and opinion work on the validity, enforceability, and scope of patents. He has worked on a variety of transactional matters, such as license agreements and agreements between suppliers and manufacturers, and conducted due diligence for corporate transactions. David also has experience in intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution. He has served on the trial counsel team in two successful federal copyright infringement trials, representing the client in each phase of the litigation. He has also represented a variety of clients in patent litigation, trade secret disputes, and domain name disputes.
David is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2005) and Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2002).
"Assessing Use-Based Trademark Challenges in View of B&B Hardware and Adidas" (Bejin Bieneman Brown Bag Webinar Series, March 16, 2017)