Carla Clements is an intellectual property attorney who counsels clients on trademark and copyright law. Her practice focuses on helping businesses protect their brands and original works through every aspect of the prosecution process. Carla regularly counsels clients through the selection of marks, the preparation and filing of trademark and copyright applications, overcoming objections to registration, and the maintenance of registrations, both domestically and internationally.

Carla works closely with clients to enforce intellectual property rights and has experience representing businesses in litigation. She both pursues and defends trademark and copyright infringement claims. In addition, she has experience with opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Before law school, Carla spent two years serving as a math teacher for Teach for America. She is an active alumna of the program and currently serves on the Board of Directors for an education non-profit called GenOne. She enjoys giving back to the legal profession through her work with the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Institute, the International Trademark Association, and the Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program.  

Professional & Civic Engagement

  • International Trademark Association, Member
  • National Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • GenOne, Board of Directors and Mentor
  • Legal Aid of NC, Volunteer

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (Thompson Reuters) (2020-2023)  
  • Recognized in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, 2023


  • Spanish