Olive & Olive, P.A. - Durham NC Intellectual Property Attorneys
Durham NC Intellectual Property Attorneys
500 Memorial Street
Post Office Box 2049
Durham, NC 27702

Phone: 919.683.5514
Fax: 919.688.3781
Olive & Olive, P.A.
Our History
The history of Olive & Olive dates back to 1957, when B. B. Olive became the first patent attorney to establish a private practice in what now is referred to as the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. He was joined in 1979 by his daughter, Susan Freya Olive, who had just completed a two-year term as Special Counsel for the State of North Carolina and who became the first female to enter the private practice of intellectual property law in North Carolina. Since that time, we have grown and developed to keep pace with increasingly sophisticated local, national and international markets, maintaining a tradition of excellence as well as diversity that is unique among North Carolina intellectual property firms.

Now celebrating our 50th anniversary, we are well-known and respected for our legal acumen, with articles reporting our success appearing not only in the United States but overseas. We treasure that success, and what it means for our clients. We recognize that without our clients, our community, and our fellow lawyers, Olive & Olive could not enjoy these successes. Thus, we work hard to share our knowledge in ways that will benefit our clients and others.

We also give back to our community. Each year our firm helps impoverished clients through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the North Carolina Legal Aid program. In addition, we select and participate in at least one, and typically several, service projects. Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals has headed programs to raise money for hurricane relief, staffed monthly "bread runs" for the local soup kitchen, and staffed voter education programs for children. We recently were honored by the Share Your Christmas Program for our work with that organization in 2005. Individuals within the firm participate in a wide variety of community efforts relating to the environment, arts, conservation and energy, politics and religion.

In all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and other areas of intellectual property law, Olive & Olive proudly offers a depth and breadth of experience and a common sense approach for the comprehensive needs of today's client. We invite you to read more about the members of our team, and to call on us if we can help.