John C. McElwaine

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

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Meeting Street 151
Charleston 29401 SC US

John McElwaine focuses his practice in intellectual property, Internet, domain name and technology litigation, and strategic counseling. He is also based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office.


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1995)
  • University of South Carolina, Honors College, BA, Political Science and History, cum laude (1992)


  • South Carolina
  • District of Columbia


  • Develops, advises and implements online intellectual property policing campaigns as well as brand protection measures on the Internet and within online social media networks
  • In the area of litigation – has been involved with federal and state proceedings, as well as actions brought at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and arbitration under ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)
  • Has experience in researching and analyzing trademark availability opinions, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, including drafting amendments and responses to examining attorneys, and trademark strategic counseling
  • Manages, maintains, and polices a variety of large corporate and educational institution’s trademark portfolios

Professional Activities:

  • Chairman of the Internet Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA) for 2016-2017
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist for UDRP cases (2015-Present)
  • Vice Chairman of the Internet Committee, International Trademark Association (INTA) for 2014-2015
  • Subcommittee Chairman of the INTA New gTLD Registry Issues Subcommittee (2012-2013)


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