Brian J Crews is a graduate of the University of Georgia (B.Ed. 1998, M.Ed. 2000, M.Ed. 2002), and the North Carolina Central University, School of Law (J.D. 2013), cum laude. He is admitted to practice in the State of North Carolina. During his time at North Carolina Central University School of Law he gained legal experience by completing over 50 hours of service in NCCU's USPTO Trademark Clinic. During this time, Brian helped clients successfully apply for trademarks and appeal decisions of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Brian also volunteered with NCCU's Innocence Project to review and draft a brief for the North Carolina Center for Actual Innocence. In 2015 Brian joined Olive & Olive, P.A., as a trademark and copyright attorney, working with clients on the multiple stages of trademark prosecution and copyright issues. Prior to Olive & Olive, he worked for over 11 years for the Division of Student Affairs at Duke University. At Duke, Brian worked primarily with student media organizations, with a particular interest in college radio. During his time at Duke he had significant exposure to an array of legal topics, including FCC compliance, performance and broadcast licensing, copyright and fair use, contract law, risk mitigation, and student conduct. Brian also practiced as a part-time solo attorney for 2 years before joining Olive & Olive. Brian is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Durham Bar Association and the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar.
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