David A. Bell Esq.

Haynes & Boone LLP
Bell, David

David Bell is a Trademark Partner in Haynes & Boone LLP's Dallas office and the Chair of the firm's Social Media Practice Group. Mr. Bell counsels clients on emerging technology and branding trends, including social media issues, smart phone applications, and online scams, protects companies' product designs, and represents plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property and domain name disputes. Additionally, he clears, procures, manages, and enforces trademarks for clients with domestic and international portfolios.

Mr. Bell earned his B.A. from Emory University and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

He is a co-author of the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 91, Social Media Law.  This portfolio volume discusses the legal issues that can arise in connection with the use of social media. After initially discussing the dramatic growth in the use of social media and the government agencies that are primarily involved with overseeing this activity, the portfolio analyzes the legal issues involving social media in the employment area, including its use in the hiring process, and in a company's advertising and marketing efforts.