Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • J.D., American University
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • North Carolina
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Ellen A. Rubel

Senior Counsel
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A former United States Patent and Trademark Office attorney once honored as Trademark Examiner of the Year, Ellen Rubel brings particular experience in trademark issues to her intellectual property practice.  

  • She focuses her practice in the areas of domestic and international trademark development, maintenance, prosecution, and protection. 
  • She also regularly conducts intellectual property due diligence in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and credit facilities. 
  • In addition, Rubel assists and advises in a variety of intellectual property contentious matters and with intellectual property licensing and transactional work.

Immediately prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Rubel was of counsel at a Maryland firm. 

Of Note

  • Trademark Examining Attorney then Senior Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1989-1992
    • examined applications for federal registration
    • trained other attorneys on the prosecution process 
  • Recipient, Trademark Examining Attorney of the Year from the American Intellectual Property Association
  • Lecturer, U.S. Trademark Association Roundtable Conference
  • Staff Attorney, Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks,1992-1996 
    • developed and interpreted policy for various sectors of the agency
    • drafted and issued petition decisions 
  • Past speaker, at the Interagency Depository Seminar
  • Author, “Trademarks and the Press:  A Year in Review” article published in Editor and Publisher magazine
  • Past mentor, Campbell Law School's Connection Program

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Intellectual Property Section