• Biography

    As the chair of Haynes and Boone’s Trademark Practice Group, David Bell is called upon by multinational corporations and emerging companies to provide knowledgeable and creative counseling and protection for their brands.

    Ranked in the gold tier of trademark lawyers in Texas in World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, Globe Business Publishing Ltd. in 2019 and 2020, David’s clients tout him as “a reliable source of trademark wisdom who is responsive to the ever-changing requirements of his clients.” Clients also describe David as being "incredibly dedicated and always prepared to go the extra mile to assist" and note his “work capacity is remarkable, and he always delivers top-quality advice and outcomes” (2018).

    David builds and enforces trademark applications and other intangible assets worldwide. This includes through litigation, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, foreign legal proceedings, and administrative domain name proceedings. He has extensive experience with international and complex trademark clearance searches. With a robust depth of trade dress knowledge, David clears and protects designs for products, packaging, and service businesses, including for footwear, apparel, foods and beverages, cosmetics, and restaurants.

    David also founded the firm's Social Media Practice Group, one of the first interdisciplinary practices in the field. He helmed one of the first social media law treatises, Corporate Practice Series Portfolio No. 91, Social Media Law, Bloomberg BNA, August 1, 2013. David's work includes training and advising companies on branding and advertising issues on social networks, preparing social media and influencer agreements, and investigating and prosecuting scams and fraud.

    Given the breadth of his experience, David is regularly asked to speak and write on a wide array of intellectual property topics and has more than 50 speeches and published works to his name.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2002
    • B.A., Emory University, 1999
  • Admissions

    • Texas
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas