David Roy Ellis

FLORIDA TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer Serving Clients in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, and throughout the United States since 1981

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Firm Overview

Whether you're looking to protect your company's logo, a book or computer program you wrote, or a design you created, David Roy Ellis can help you protect your unique intellectual property and technology, and grow your business. Attorney Dave Ellis can help you with your legal matters regarding:
-Trademark law
-Copyright law
-Intellectual property law
-Computer law
-Cyberspace law
-Internet law
-Technology law
-Patent law
-Trade secrets law
-Entertainment law
-Art law
-Franchise law
-Licensing law
-Corporation law
-Business law
-Contract law

Valuable experience, expertise, and knowledge. Effective problem solving.

Attorney David Roy Ellis practices trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and intellectual property law; computer and cyberspace law; business, entertainment and arts law; and franchise, licensing and contract law. A graduate of Harvard Law School and MIT and its Sloan School of Management, he is a Registered Patent Attorney and Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar. He is the author of the book, A Computer Law Primer, and has taught Intellectual Property and Computer Law as an Adjunct Professor at the law schools of the University of Florida and Stetson University.

As a result of his excellent professional work and dedication to his clients, David Roy Ellis is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics. He was named as one of the nation's Top Trademark Firms by Intellectual Property Law Today magazine this year and in previous years.
Main Office

Main Office
3233 East Bay Drive
Largo  FL  33771

Phone
  • 727-531-1111
Intellectual Property
EXPERIENCED FLORIDA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM
Protecting your creative property
Intellectual property is created by the human mind. The creativity element distinguishes it from personal, intangible or real property. Protecting intellectual property is different than protecting other assets. When handling intellectual property, attorneys must consider how to preserve the value of concepts, designs, ideas and innovations, rather than merely tangible items. David Roy Ellis has 40 years of experience maintaining the value of books, music, art, inventions, slogans, branding and business secrets through:
-Patents
-Copyrights
-Trademarks
-Trade secrets

Filing and protecting your patent
A patent is granted by the U.S. Patent Office for a specific time period to register inventions and improvements that are novel, unobvious and useful. David Roy Ellis conducts a thorough patents search to determine whether a similar design has already been registered. If your design appears to be unique, he can assist you in preparing your drawings and descriptions, and he can file a detailed application. If another person or company attempts to infringe upon your patent rights, attorney Ellis pursues all available remedies to stop production and obtain compensation.

Registering your copyrights
You have an exclusive right to the work you produce when you put it into a tangible form, such as a book, a photograph, a musical composition, a computer program or a movie. Your work automatically gains federal copyright protection upon production. Attorney David Roy Ellis can help you register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office to protect it from unauthorized use, reproduction or distribution.

Preserving your business image through your trademarks
Trademarking your commercial branding, logo, picture or design can prevent it from being used by others. Even use of a confusingly similar look, name or logo can constitute trademark infringement. Attorney David Roy Ellis files your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. If infringement occurs, we seek an injunction to stop further use and we sue the infringer for damages.

Safeguarding your business trade secrets
A formula, recipe, method, process or plan distinctive to your business constitutes a trade secret. Trade secrets are intrinsic to the success of your company and give you the competitive edge. When these unique functions are revealed, your company's value is compromised. David Roy Ellis helps you protect your business through nondisclosure agreements and employment protocol. If an employee or outside party discloses protected information, he can minimize damage to your company and pursue your legal remedies.

David Roy Ellis

Attorney David Roy Ellis is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas
-Computer
-Cyberspace
-Internet law
-Technology law
-Intellectual property law
-Copyright law
-Trademark law
-Patent law
-Trade secrets law
-Entertainment law
-Art law
-Franchise law
-Licensing law
-Corporation law
-Business law
-Contract law

Admitted
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th and 11th Circuits, 1981
-Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1978
-New York, 1972
-Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education
-Harvard Law School, J.D., 1971
-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., 1968

Recognition
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Biographical details
-Tau Beta Pi
-Author: "A Computer Law Primer" and numerous legal and business articles
-National Lecturer and Speaker, Continuing Legal Education, Technical, Professional and Business Groups
-Adjunct Professor, University of Florida and Stetson Law Schools
-Florida Bar Certified Intellectual Property Lawyer
Education
  • Harvard Law School
    Juris Doctorate
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