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

Carla works closely with clients to enforce intellectual property rights and has experience representing businesses in litigation. She both pursues and defends copyright and trademark 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 is also a volunteer attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina. 

Professional and Civic Activities

  • GenOne, Board of Directors and Mentor
  • Legal Aid of NC, Volunteer

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to the North Carolina Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2020-2021