Ted Davis divides his practice between domestic and international litigation and client counseling in the fields of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law, and has particular experience in trade dress disputes and with large-scale trademark clearance and registration projects. He is currently the Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, on behalf of which he has testified before Congress on trademark and Internet issues and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association, which he has represented in several amicus filings before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Davis has been recognized as one of Atlanta's "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend magazine and as a 2010 Georgia "Super Lawyer" for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation and again in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. He was named by Legal Media Group to its 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners and to its Best of the Best USA 2011 as one of the top 25 practitioners for Trademark Law in the country. Mr. Davis has also been listed in the 2016 and the eight years immediately preceding editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law. He was also named the 2014 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Trademark Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Davis was recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for Trademark Law in 2013 and 2014 and by The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is listed in the 2016 and the four immediately preceding editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. World Trademark Review 1000 also ranked Mr Davis among the top nine attorneys nationally for enforcement and among the top six attorneys nationally for Prosecution and Strategy in 2016, as well as among the top seven attorneys nationally in 2014 for Enforcement, Prosecution and Strategy. Mr. Davis was recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Intellectual Property in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He was named a 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. In 2015, Mr. Davis received the prestigious Burton Award, which recognizes excellence in legal writing, for an article published in Landslide. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

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Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Chair

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Emory University School of Law, Adjunct Professor

University of Georgia School of Law, Adjunct Professor

John Marshall Law School, Adjunct Professor

Georgia Bar Journal, Editor-in-Chief

Virginia Law Review, Notes Editor


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1990)
  • Davidson College, B.A. (1987)
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1990)
  • New York (2011)


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Who We Are

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Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Theodore H. Davis Jr.

Experience Highlights

Trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters for Huddle House Inc.
Represents Huddle House Inc. in trademark, false advertising and unfair competition matters, including, litigation before federal district courts more
Trademark and unfair competition matters for Diageo North America
Represents Diageo North America in a variety of trademark and unfair competition matters, including litigation in federal district court and before more
Intellectual property matters for Premiere Global Services
Represents Premiere Global Services, a major provider of a global communications platform, in trademark, copyright and false advertising matters, more
Trademark and unfair competition matters for GlaxoSmithKline
Represents GlaxoSmithKline in trademark and unfair competition matters including litigation before federal district courts and the Trademark Trial more