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Brian Crews is a trademark and copyright attorney. He enjoys working closely with his clients from their first meeting to the successful conclusion of their case.

Areas of Focus include:

  • Trademark prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement
  • Copyright registration and enforcement
  • Disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Domain disputes
  • General intellectual property disputes
  • Contracts


Before coming to Olive & Olive, Brian spent more than 11 years in the Division of Student Affairs at Duke University. There he worked primarily with student media organizations. This gave him valuable experience and insight into IP topics like FCC compliance, performance and broadcast licensing, copyright, and fair use, contract law, risk mitigation, and student conduct. He had a solo practice before joining our firm.

Off hours

Brian enjoys adventures - big and small - with his wife and two young daughters.

Did you know?

Brian volunteers as a DJ at WXDU, Duke University's radio station.


Brian 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 Evening Program (J.D. 2013), cum laude.

  • University of Georgia (B.Ed. 1998, M.Ed. 2000, M.Ed. 2002)
  • North Carolina Central University, School of Law Evening Program (J.D. 2013), cum laude

Affiliations and Honors

Brian is admitted to practice in the State of North Carolina and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Durham County Bar Association, and the Fourteenth Judicial District Bar.  He is admitted to practice before the US District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina.

States and Districts Admitted to Practice
• State of North Carolina

Courts of Admission
• U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina

• Durham County Bar Association
• Fourteenth Judicial District Bar
• North Carolina Bar Association