Glenn D. Bellamy

  • Partner
  • Practice Group Leader, Litigation


Glenn Bellamy is a partner with more than three and a half decades of intellectual property litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, and U.S. Customs enforcement experience, first in Seattle (member of Washington bar 1998-2019) and now in Cincinnati. He counsels clients on strategic plans for managing, enforcing, and defending global portfolios of patent and trademark rights relating to products from firearms and hydraulic machinery, to biomedical devices and optics, to toys and games. Glenn has litigated trademark, patent, and publishing cases throughout the country in federal courts, arbitration, and before the International Trade Commission. Glenn is the Practice Group Leader for the Litigation practice group within the firm. He, his wife, and children live near Loveland, Ohio.

Areas Of Practice

  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Mechanical/Aerospace
  • Trademarks

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: Recipient of Edmund P. Wood Scholarship for Patent Law, 1986
  • University of Cincinnati, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Major: Nuclear Medicine Technology

Published Works

  • "The Secret to Trade Secrets", Webinar
  • “Trade Dressed for Success”, Webinar
  • "Snake Bit: The Prancing Pony Takes Two Bites From The Snake (Colt v. Bushmaster)", S.W.A.T. Magazine, August, 2006
  • "Trade-Dress Protection Irregular in the Sixth Circuit", TerraLex Intellectual Property Newsletter, 13th Edition, April, 2006
  • "The Sixth Circuit Is Not Trade-Dressed For Success", The Federal Lawyer, March/April, 2006
  • "Stopping Pirates at the Border", The Federal Lawyer, March/April, 2000
  • "Stopping Pirates at the Border", Intellectual Property Today, February, 2000
  • "Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents vs. Trade Secrets", Chemical Engineering Progress, August, 1995
  • "How to Reserve the Exclusive Rights to a Trademark and Other Fairy Tales", Intellectual & Industrial Property IP Association, Spring/Summer, 1995

Classes / Seminars

  • "New Developments in Internet Law", Cincinnati Bar Association, Ohio, 01/26/2000
  • "What You Need to Know About Creating, Preserving and Enforcing Trademark Rights", Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Annual Intellectual Property Institute, 03/24/1998
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law, 1996 to 1998

Honors And Awards

  • Best Lawyers® Patent Law ''Lawyer of the Year'' in Cincinnati, 2024
  • Best Lawyers® Litigation - Intellectual Property ''Lawyer of the Year'' in Cincinnati, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trade Secrets Law, 2022 - 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2013 - 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law, 2013 - 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trademark Law, 2013 - 2024
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2016 - 2024
  • Best Lawyers® Patent Law ''Lawyer of the Year'' in Cincinnati, 2021
  • Best Lawyers® Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati, 2019

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • International Trademark Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Washington State Patent Law Association, Officer, 1993 to 1998
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Firearms Licensee (07FFL/02SOT)
  • NFA Trade and Collectors Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Barnard Pauly & Bellamy, Managing Partner, 1987 to 1998
  • Frost Brown Todd, Of Counsel, 1989 - 2001, 1989 to 2001
  • Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, Of Counsel, 2001 to 2010