endorsement

I have known and relied upon Brad Shipe for a variety of our corporate legal needs for nearly 20 years.  He is always knowledgeable, balanced in his advice, and well prepared.  He is an asset to our business.”

— Mark Evans, President, AutoXcel Corporation

education

  • University of Georgia, J.D., 1996
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1993
  • Georgia State University

memberships

  • American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising and Intellectual Property Section)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Franchise & Distribution Section)
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

Partner

Brad Shipe

about

I head the intellectual property and litigation departments at Shipe Dosik Law, and I also focus on franchise and business law.

As opposed to some people who always saw themselves as lawyers, I grew up hoping to be the second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed when I couldn’t hit a curve ball (if not earlier), so, instead, I went to college in New Orleans and law school in Athens where I enjoyed the occasional malted beverage and lots of great live music.

Since law school and prior to joining Shipe Dosik Law, I worked for law firms located in Atlanta, Denver, and Chicago, representing entrepreneurs and businesses in a variety of legal fields, including business litigation, franchise law, intellectual property, corporate law, and commercial litigation.

For more than 20 years, I have represented clients in litigation and ADR matters, in state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals. This work has included successfully prosecuting and defending non-compete cases, obtaining injunctive relief, receiving favorable appellate decisions, and receiving jury verdicts in cases dealing with issues as varied as defective software and close corporation disputes.

In the franchise realm, I have represented both franchisors and franchisees in all phases of their relationship, including negotiating and preparing franchise agreement addenda, offering counsel on transfers and terminations, and representing clients in lawsuits, arbitrations, and mediations.  Among other successful results, I have helped pursue and defend motions for injunctions which have led to favorable settlements in disputes between franchisors and franchisees. I also prepare and update franchise disclosure documents and registration materials.

With respect to intellectual property issues, I have extensive experience in trademark and patent law.  I assist clients in developing, maintaining, and expanding their trademark portfolios by providing initial trademark clearances, preparing registration and renewal filings, responding to office action letters, negotiating and enforcing co-existence agreements, and prosecuting and defending both opposition and cancellation proceedings and infringement lawsuits.

From 2006 through 2008, while continuing my full-time legal practice, I completed the coursework needed to qualify for the patent bar exam, and I was admitted to the United States Patent Bar in 2008.  Since then, I have routinely prepared and prosecuted patent applications.

In my free time, I enjoy running and solving puzzles. As a puzzle-solver, I like to look at problems from a variety of angles.  Similarly, I believe that having a background with extensive litigation and transactional experience helps me look at a legal issue from a variety of angles, which allows me to offer common-sense and high-quality legal services to my clients in a cost-efficient manner.

E-Mail: brad@shipedosiklaw.com

about

I head the intellectual property and litigation departments at Shipe Dosik Law, and I also focus on franchise and business law.

As opposed to some people who always saw themselves as lawyers, I grew up hoping to be the second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed when I couldn’t hit a curve ball (if not earlier), so, instead, I went to college in New Orleans and law school in Athens where I enjoyed the occasional malted beverage and lots of great live music.

Since law school and prior to joining Shipe Dosik Law, I worked for law firms located in Atlanta, Denver, and Chicago, representing entrepreneurs and businesses in a variety of legal fields, including business litigation, franchise law, intellectual property, corporate law, and commercial litigation.

For more than 20 years, I have represented clients in litigation and ADR matters, in state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals. This work has included successfully prosecuting and defending non-compete cases, obtaining injunctive relief, receiving favorable appellate decisions, and receiving jury verdicts in cases dealing with issues as varied as defective software and close corporation disputes.

In the franchise realm, I have represented both franchisors and franchisees in all phases of their relationship, including negotiating and preparing franchise agreement addenda, offering counsel on transfers and terminations, and representing clients in lawsuits, arbitrations, and mediations.  Among other successful results, I have helped pursue and defend motions for injunctions which have led to favorable settlements in disputes between franchisors and franchisees. I also prepare and update franchise disclosure documents and registration materials.

With respect to intellectual property issues, I have extensive experience in trademark and patent law.  I assist clients in developing, maintaining, and expanding their trademark portfolios by providing initial trademark clearances, preparing registration and renewal filings, responding to office action letters, negotiating and enforcing co-existence agreements, and prosecuting and defending both opposition and cancellation proceedings and infringement lawsuits.

From 2006 through 2008, while continuing my full-time legal practice, I completed the coursework needed to qualify for the patent bar exam, and I was admitted to the United States Patent Bar in 2008.  Since then, I have routinely prepared and prosecuted patent applications.

In my free time, I enjoy running and solving puzzles. As a puzzle-solver, I like to look at problems from a variety of angles.  Similarly, I believe that having a background with extensive litigation and transactional experience helps me look at a legal issue from a variety of angles, which allows me to offer common-sense and high-quality legal services to my clients in a cost-efficient manner.

E-Mail: brad@shipedosiklaw.com

education

  • University of Georgia, J.D., 1996
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1993
  • Georgia State University

memberships

  • American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising and Intellectual Property Section)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Franchise & Distribution Section)
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

endorsement

I have known and relied upon Brad Shipe for a variety of our corporate legal needs for nearly 20 years.  He is always knowledgeable, balanced in his advice, and well prepared.  He is an asset to our business.”

— Mark Evans, President, AutoXcel Corporation

Partner

Brad Shipe

profile

I head the intellectual property and litigation departments at Shipe Dosik Law, and I also focus on franchise and business law.

As opposed to some people who always saw themselves as lawyers, I grew up hoping to be the second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed when I couldn’t hit a curve ball (if not earlier), so, instead, I went to college in New Orleans and law school in Athens where I enjoyed the occasional malted beverage and lots of great live music.

Since law school and prior to joining Shipe Dosik Law, I worked for law firms located in Atlanta, Denver, and Chicago, representing entrepreneurs and businesses in a variety of legal fields, including business litigation, franchise law, intellectual property, corporate law, and commercial litigation.

For more than 20 years, I have represented clients in litigation and ADR matters, in state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals. This work has included successfully prosecuting and defending non-compete cases, obtaining injunctive relief, receiving favorable appellate decisions, and receiving jury verdicts in cases dealing with issues as varied as defective software and close corporation disputes.

In the franchise realm, I have represented both franchisors and franchisees in all phases of their relationship, including negotiating and preparing franchise agreement addenda, offering counsel on transfers and terminations, and representing clients in lawsuits, arbitrations, and mediations.  Among other successful results, I have helped pursue and defend motions for injunctions which have led to favorable settlements in disputes between franchisors and franchisees. I also prepare and update franchise disclosure documents and registration materials.

With respect to intellectual property issues, I have extensive experience in trademark and patent law.  I assist clients in developing, maintaining, and expanding their trademark portfolios by providing initial trademark clearances, preparing registration and renewal filings, responding to office action letters, negotiating and enforcing co-existence agreements, and prosecuting and defending both opposition and cancellation proceedings and infringement lawsuits.

From 2006 through 2008, while continuing my full-time legal practice, I completed the coursework needed to qualify for the patent bar exam, and I was admitted to the United States Patent Bar in 2008.  Since then, I have routinely prepared and prosecuted patent applications.

In my free time, I enjoy running and solving puzzles. As a puzzle-solver, I like to look at problems from a variety of angles.  Similarly, I believe that having a background with extensive litigation and transactional experience helps me look at a legal issue from a variety of angles, which allows me to offer common-sense and high-quality legal services to my clients in a cost-efficient manner.

E-Mail: brad@shipedosiklaw.com

endorsement

I have known and relied upon Brad Shipe for a variety of our corporate legal needs for nearly 20 years.  He is always knowledgeable, balanced in his advice, and well prepared.  He is an asset to our business.”

— Mark Evans, President, AutoXcel Corporation

education

  • University of Georgia, J.D., 1996
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1993
  • Georgia State University

memberships

  • American Bar Association (Forum on Franchising and Intellectual Property Section)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Franchise & Distribution Section)
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office