Joan Bellefield Davis focuses her practice on intellectual property transactions in the areas of entertainment, arts, publishing, music, fashion and luxury goods law.
Joan’s diverse clients include fashion designers, authors, musicians, models, modeling agencies, actors, actresses, inventors, photographers, event coordinators, visual artists, embroidery specialists, jewelry designers, and specialty boutiques.
Intellectual property and business matters such as trademarks, copyrights, trade secret agreements, business entity formation, standard releases, book publishing agreements, fashion model agency agreements, band collaboration agreements, domain name disputes and licensing are her areas of concentration.
Prior to private practice, Joan served as a law clerk for the Virginia Supreme Court’s longest serving Chief Justice, the Honorable Harry L Carrico. Pro-bono service with the Virginia Bar Association’s Lawyers for the Arts Committee inspired Joan to develop the “Coffee with an Art Lawyer” program which allows artists, musicians, fashion designers and other artsy types a pro-bono consultation in coffee shops in Richmond and Fredericksburg.