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About Me

Matthew is a Board Certified Specialist in Trademark Law.  Matthew’s practice is focused on trademark prosecution and general intellectual property litigation.  Matthew has an active trademark prosecution practice. He conducts availability searches, prosecutes applications and maintains portfolios. Matthew also represents litigants in intellectual property cases in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Matthew is also an NCDRC Superior Court Mediator.


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Practice Areas


  1. Trademark Infringement: 50%
    14 years
  2. Trademark Application: 25%
    14 years
  3. Patent Infringement: 15%
    9 years
  4. Copyright Infringement: 10%
    14 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Ross Robert Fulton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ross Fulton Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Eric Carl Trosch

    I have referred clients to Matthew, who have been very pleased with his service. He has an exceptional reputation in the community for integrity and legal skills.


    Eric Trosch Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

9300 Harris Corners Pkwy., Ste. 210
Charlotte, NC, 28269


9300 Harris Corners Parkway
Suite 210
Charlotte, NC, 28269




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trademark LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Copyright LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Howard L. Gum Service AwardNorth Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization2014
Trademark LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Legal EliteBusiness North Carolina2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Board Certified Specialist - Trademark LawNorth Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Legal Elite, Intellectual PropertyBusiness North Carolina2011
Senior EditorDickinson Journal of Environmental Law and Policy2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTrego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC2007 - Present
AssociateAdams Evans, PA2001 - 2007
Judicial Clerk to Justice Richard SandersWashington State Supreme Court2000 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal SpecializationChairman - Trademark Section2011 - Present
North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Trademark Specialization CommitteeChairman2010 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of North Carolina)Member2010 - 2012
International Trademark Association, Enforcement CommitteeCourts and Tribunals Subcommittee2010 - 2012
26th Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationBar Candidates Committee2008 - Present
International Trademark Association, Trademark Office Practices CommitteeUSPTO Subcommittee2006 - 2010
ABA-IPLCopyright Litigation Committee2005 - 2007
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Mecklenburg County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Mary WashingtonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Annual MeetingTrademark Law Year in Review2014
North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Annual MeetingBecome Board Certified in Trademark Law2013
2013 Institute for ParalegalsTrademark Enforcement2013
2013 Institute for ParalegalsCopyrights: Electronic Filing & Infringement2013