Eric P. Stevens 
Partner
Education

Mercer University, JD, 1990, magna cum laude

Wake Forest University, BA, 1987, cum laude

Professional and Community Activities

​Board of Advisors, North Carolina Technology Association
Coordinator, High School Rule of Law Program, Wake County Bar Association
Member, Downtown Raleigh Rotary Club
Youth Basketball Coach,  Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department
Chair, Organ/Chancel Renovation Committee, Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2003

Jurisdictions Licensed
301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601t: 919.783.1017|
P.O. Box 1801, Raleigh, NC 27602-1801f: 919.783.1075|
Eric focuses his practice on intellectual property law and litigation.  He works with large and small companies to identify and protect their crucial intellectual property assets, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, computer software, and internet websites and domain names.  He prosecutes trademark registration applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and handles opposition and cancelation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.  He assists clients in negotiating intellectual property transactions such as the sale or licensing of trademarks, copyrights, patented inventions, trade secrets, and proprietary and open source software.  He counsels clients regarding rights of privacy and publicity, internet law, trade secrets, and intellectual property aspects of entertainment law.   During more than fifteen years of intellectual property litigation experience, Eric has represented clients in intellectual property disputes involving trademark and copyright infringement, domain name piracy, software licensing, trade secret theft, violations of publicity and privacy rights, and false advertising.   

Representative Experience

ICF Incorporated, LLC v. Terri Bennett Enterprises, LLC, Cancellation Proceeding (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board)(2011) – Represented trademark owner in opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in which the petitioner sought cancellation of our client’s trademark registration on grounds of alleged prior use of the mark.  .

Carolina Food Sales v. Xpient Software Solutions and POS Technology, Inc.  (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina) (2012).  Represented restaurant franchise in lawsuit against vendor and reseller of point-of-sale software system.

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