MG-IP Professionals

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H. David Starr

Of Counsel
(703) 621.7140 x 155


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • State of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


  • University of Maryland, College Park (B.A.)
  • George Washington University Law School (J.D.)


  • International Trademark Association (INTA)


Mr. Starr’s practice involves all aspects of trademark, unfair competition and copyright law including the following:

Trademark Clearance and Prosecution: Counsels clients on the availability and registration of trademarks and secures trademark registrations in the U.S. and throughout the world. Mr. Starr also represents clients in matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Policing and Enforcement: Assists clients in policing and enforcing their intellectual property, including online counterfeiting activities; coordinates with U.S. Customs officials on counterfeit seizures and criminal prosecutions; prepares cease-and-desist letters; and, secures domain names from cybersquatters. Mr. Starr also represents clients in significant IP litigation matters before federal trial and appellate courts.

Strategic Agreements: Negotiates and drafts IP-related agreements, including trademark, software and copyright licensing agreements; music, publishing and media services agreements; and, sponsorship and broker services agreements.