Maury M. Tepper, III

Tepper and Eyster, PLLC

Maury’s practice encompasses all aspects of the creation, registration, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights and domain names. Maury regularly assists clients with marketing, legislative and licensing issues; and in intellectual property dispute resolution. He also provides strategic counsel to clients on intellectual property transactions and portfolio acquisition and management.

Maury has extensive experience helping clients in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to information technology and from food and entertainment. Prior to founding Tepper & Eyster, a firm specializing in intellectual property, Maury headed the trademark practice at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, a general practice firm with more than 500 attorneys. Maury has also worked in-house, serving as Director and Trademark Counsel for GlaxoSmithKline, a leading research-based pharmaceutical company.

Maury has been appointed, by four different Secretaries of Commerce, to serve on the Trademark Public Advisory Committee to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (TPAC), where he most recently served as Chair. Maury is a Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law, and he has served on the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Trademark Section, since its inception in 2011.

Maury has a long and active history with INTA. He has served on the Board of Directors and is a founding member of INTA PAC. Maury has also served as counsel, chaired the Legislation and Regulatory Analysis Committee, the Audit Committee of the Board, the USPTO Subcommittee and the US Legislation Subcommittee. In that capacity, he participated in drafting and commenting on several important legislative initiatives, including the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, the Madrid Protocol Implementation Act and the American Inventors Protection Act. He has also served as an expert witness in pharmaceutical trademark cases.

Maury has also served on the Board of Directors of the Triangle Intellectual Property Association, INTA Political Action Committee, North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (where he served as President) and the North Carolina Bar Association Intellectual Property Section (where he served as Section Chair).

Maury is regularly called upon to lecture on trademark developments at conferences throughout the United States, as well as abroad. He has spoken at conferences hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association, International Trademark Association, Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propri Intellectuelle (AIPPI), ALI-ABA, Carolinas Patent Copyright & Trademark Law Association (CPTCLA) and others. Maury has, on multiple occasions, been named to the “Legal Elite,” “Top Attorneys in North Carolina” and “Super Lawyers.”

Maury is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.