Ian Titley has an extensive intellectual property practice in the areas of trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and licensing. He is rated an “AV” lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for lawyers.* Ian has consistently been named by Virginia Business Magazine among Virginia’s Legal Elite, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® for intellectual property every year since 2005 (through 2021 so far), and has also been listed multiple times as a Virginia Super Lawyer for intellectual property. In its 2021 rankings, Best Lawyers in America listed Ian as the Trademark Lawyer of the Year for Richmond. He is a past chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section, and a past member of the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section Board of Governors.
Ian represents clients who have trademark, copyright, domain name, or other technology/intellectual property assets or legal issues. The diversity of industries and clients keeps his practice interesting. Representative clients include national and international food manufacturers, Internet businesses, healthcare providers, software companies, insurance companies, firearms and hunting equipment businesses, green industry companies, business consultants, national fraternities, pet industry companies, restaurants, independent inventors, and service providers.
Many of Ian’s clients are referrals from other lawyers who need assistance with intellectual property matters, and some clients are lawyers. Many clients are also referred by advertising and public relations firms, whom Ian also frequently represents.
Ian has served as an adjunct professor at The University of Richmond T. C. Williams School of Law teaching a course on intellectual property licensing.
Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Business Logistics
George Mason University School of Law, J.D. (graduated with distinction)
Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Section Board of Governors (1994–1995)
Virginia Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Chair (2009), Board of Governors (2001–2009)
Co-Chair of the committee that revised Virginia’s trademark law (1997–1998)
Founding President Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association (1996–1997)
AWARDS & HONORS
AV rating in Martindale Hubbell*
Virginia Super Lawyers (2006–2020)
The Best Lawyers in America (2005–2021)
Virginia Legal Elite (2002–2005, 2007-2020)
Law & the Arts: Protecting Your Brand: The Basics of Trademark Law. February, 2013
Left Brian Advice for Right Brain Professionals “Copyright 101” October, 2012
Law & the Arts: Copyrights 101 May, 2012
FDA Overturns 750 Years of Trademark Law, Smoke Shop, April, 2010
Negotiating, Licensing, and Software Contract Terms and Conditions, Virginia Commonwealth University, Annually since 2008.
Trademark Registration Practice, Liberty University, February 2008.
PUBLIC SERVICE & COMMUNITY SERVICE
In addition to his work with various Bar organizations, Ian has been active in Scouting and youth athletics.
*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.