Kelli Ovies advises clients on trademark and copyright matters. She regularly prepares and prosecutes trademark and copyright applications, conducts and reviews trademark clearance searches, responds to USPTO Office Actions, and assists with maintaining U.S. and international trademark registrations.

She also has experience initiating and defending Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal court proceedings, negotiating trademark co-existence agreements, and drafting and reviewing intellectual property assignment and licensing agreements.

Professional & Civic Engagement

  • Volunteer, Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Lawyer on the Line and Eviction Negotiation programs
  •  “Community Reads Day” Chair, Brooks Museums Magnet Elementary School, Raleigh, NC, 2018-present


Author, “U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee: The Gold Standard for Trademark Protection,” IPWatchdog, August 3, 2021