Patent and Trademark Law



At Dogwood, we are focused on helping Inventors and Creatives protect the future of their intellectual property. We provide expert Patent, Trademark and Copyright registration, filing, brand protection strategy, infringement defense and counseling. We serve Individuals, start-up Businesses, Corporations, Universities and Research Companies. We offer the best affordable Patent Attorney and Trademark Lawyer practices in Raleigh – Wilmington NC.


Protect your Invention today

Affordable and Cost Effective Work

Finding the right Patent

and Trademark Attorney

can be a daunting and time-consuming task. At Dogwood Patent and Trademark Law, our goal is to have your stop with us be your last. Whether you are just starting out or an established inventor, we have the expertise to meet your needs.

No client is the same, and we know there is more to your business venture than just saying patent pending. We serve our clients with loyalty and integrity helping them leverage their ideas and overcome challenges.

Primary Practice Areas


We offer domestic and foreign legal services that span the entire patent process, including developing patent strategies… Learn More


A trademark is a source-identifier that can lead directly to sales, customer loyalty and word of mouth marketing… Learn More


In the last 20 years, easy internet access and growth of file-sharing and social networking have led to the widespread distribution… Learn More


Intellectual property is often our clients’ most valuable asset and raises the most complex issues. Dogwood Law places emphasis on cost-effective counselling of clients. Whether you are just starting or have years of experience we can meet with you for a free consultation.

“The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation”

– Bob iger

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From Our Clients

With client satisfaction as our #1 goal, we are proud of the feedback we have received for the quality of our intellectual property services.  We are pleased to share some brief testimonials about the work we have done for our clients.

“Ashley Johnson has done a few patent jobs for me recently. Ashley is very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, thorough and prompt on returning messages. A pleasure to do business with.”

John P.

“I came to Dogwood IP Law after a disappointing experience with another IP law firm. I spent a year working with an attorney who neither understood my invention nor gave it the attention it deserved. When I called Dogwood, I feared making a change so late in the process could lead to further frustrating delays. On the contrary, it was the right decision. Ashley was able to quickly come up to speed on my invention and the scope of protection I desired. I’m so happy I made the change.”

Mary H.

“Ashley has been amazing to work with. Friendly, competent, diligent, thorough. She is quick to respond and to turn things around, and goes out of her way to answer any and all questions and to explain things thoroughly. Highly recommend!” 

April C.

Recent News

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How to Trademark a Business Name Dogwood Law

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What Is A Patent

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