About David A. Payne, Esq.


David A. Payne, founder and Principal of Trademarkwise LLC, has practiced intellectual property law for more than fifteen years, and has handled over one thousand U.S. and international trademark, copyright, and intellectual property matters for clients around the world.  David's experience includes U.S. and international trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, registration, licensing, litigation, dispute resolution, and client counseling.  Prior to founding Trademarkwise®, David practiced trademark, copyright, and patent law with the intellectual property firms of Casimir Jones, SC and Medlen & Carroll, LLP.  David is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and the University of Michigan, and is admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin.

 A native of Toledo, Ohio, David also lived in California, Colorado, Michigan, and New York before settling down in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and two sons.  When not solving legal problems for his clients or spending time with his family, David enjoys the live music scene in Madison and his regular stints as a lead vocalist for several local bands.

About Trademarkwise LLC

Trademarkwise LLC is an intellectual property law firm dedicated to helping small businesses, brand owners, artists, musicians, writers, and content creators develop, protect, maintain, and enforce their trademark, copyright, and brand identity rights.  The firm’s mission is to provide expert legal counsel and superior client service in an accessible, cost-effective, and results-oriented manner.  Trademarkwise® combines the benefits of more than fifteen years of attorney experience in U.S. and international trademark and copyright law with the personalized service, responsiveness, efficiency, and cost savings of a smaller practice.  In addition, with affordable flat fees, Trademarkwise® makes legal budgeting more predictable and manageable for businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Trademarkwise® serves clients across the United States and internationally.  To learn more about how Trademarkwise® can help to protect your business name, brand, or creative work, or to schedule a free initial consultation, please call toll-free at 844 4TM WISE, or send an email to info@trademarkwise.com.

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