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.


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Patent, Trademark & Copyright Attorney Wilmington, NC

Ashley Johnson

Originally from Wilmington, North Carolina, Ashley graduated from NC State University in Raleigh with degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a  Masters of Biochemistry degree. She earned her law degree from Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2003 and began her law career with a small Durham based firm before working as an in-house attorney for a large South Carolina Corporation.

Ashley is well suited to practice Patent and Trademark Law in the medical device, chemical and biotechnology fields due to her solid scientific background and has worked extensively in the mechanical and materials science fields. As a result, Ashley has gained a wide breadth of knowledge that has been key in protecting intellectual property in a variety of technology areas.

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

– Bob iger

Why Choose Us

Experience Matters

We are experienced in working with clients of various sizes, from startups to larger businesses.  We pride ourselves in the quality of our work and our integrity.

Responsive to client needs.

We work closely with clients to ensure that we understand the results they seek to achieve and to customize solutions that fit a particular problem.

Cost Effectiveness

Dogwood Patent and Trademark Law recognizes the need for high-quality work product delivered with the personal service and cost-effectiveness of a small firm. Our initial consultation is free of charge, and our fees and billing procedures are communicated to clients in writing at the beginning of our representation. We strive to keep our services affordable to offer you true value.

Patent, Trademark & Copyright Attorney Wilmington, NC

Finding the right Patent,

Trademark or Copyright 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 in Raleigh and surrounding area.

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


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Biotech Life Sciences

We have experience in a wide range of life science fields, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, agriculture innovations, healthcare, food science, packaging technology, and more.

Medical Innovations

Patents, trademarks, and trade secrets play an important role in protecting healthcare-related technology and medical devices.

Engineering Design

Engineering inventions are key to the workings of the world around us and include the products and materials we use on a day-to-day basis, such as power generation and storage, transportation, food science, and more.

Green Technology

Green technology is increasingly important for securing the technology for a sustainable world in the fields of energy, conservation and storage, product packaging, bio-based chemicals, and alternative energy production.

Consumer Products

We have experience representing consumer product companies in a wide range of industries, including retail services, sports equipment, apparel, health products, food and beverage, and cosmetics.  It is always a pleasure to help clients reach the biggest audience.

Process Designs

Manufacturing companies operate in highly competitive areas and require constant innovation.   Key manufacturing areas include the aerospace, automotive, construction, and energy industries.

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Dogwood Patent and Trademark Wilmington NC
313, South 5th Avenue, Wilmington, NC, 28401, United States
+1 910-444-1321

Wilmington, North Carolina

Most people know of Wilmington as a great place to visit and an even better place to live, but what do you really know about the Port City? Wilmington was founded in 1739 and named after Spencer Compton, the First Earl of Wilmington (and also Britain’s second Prime Minister!). Prior to its incorporation, the city was known as New Carthage, New Liverpool, and Newton before the name Wilmington was decided upon. Although famously known for its surrounding beaches, Wilmington was once a railroad town that housed the longest single line railroad track in the world. The railroad no longer exists in Wilmington, North Carolina but is remembered at the Wilmington Railroad Museum downtown. It seems the love for Wilmington is widespread – Michael Jordan, Andy Griffith, and even former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson once called Wilmington home. With such a diverse history, it’s easy to see why Wilmington is the heart of North Carolina.

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