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Since 1957, Olive & Olive has provided premier intellectual property services grounded in practical business sense.

All we do is intellectual property law.

We protect the ideas and inventions of universities and academics. We represent business owners and corporations of all shapes and sizes, ranging from start-ups to large conglomerates. We serve inventors, authors, artists and other creative individuals.

Our Legacy is First and Diverse

We were the first private intellectual property firm in the Triangle and one of the first in North Carolina. Our managing attorney, Susan Olive, was the first woman in North Carolina – and one of the first in the nation – to practice intellectual property law full-time. The head of our trademark, copyright and transactional group, Vedia Jones-Richardson, was the first African American (and first African American woman) to head a major section of the American Bar Association.

We are one of the few female-led and female-owned firms in North Carolina. Our diverse team shares a commitment to diversity at all levels, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, class, socio-economic background, personal style or physical ability.