Christina Davidson Trimmer

Partner, Innovation Lab Chair

Christina’s principal area of practice is intellectual property law, namely trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secret law. She focuses her practice on assisting clients in obtaining, protecting, licensing, and enforcing their intellectual property rights.  

Christina is experienced in intellectual property disputes and litigation. She has represented international and domestic clients in actions concerning patent and trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade-secret misappropriation, and breach of contract and noncompetition agreements in state and federal court. Christina also has significant experience in trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of North Carolina and Virginia as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Christina also counsels clients in trademark selection, availability, registration and protection. Experienced in prosecuting both state and federal trademark applications, she conducts trademark availability searches and analyzes infringement issues across a variety of technologies and industries.

While in college, Christina interned with an independent record label and saw the stark contrast between musicians creating something deserving of protection and her fellow college students with access to file sharing and high speed internet. She was intrigued by this intersection of innovation, technology, and the law and decided to focus her legal career on intellectual property. Christina earned her Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, with distinction, from the University of Richmond School of Law and, upon graduation, she was awarded the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property by the IP department faculty.

Away from work, Christina stays involved with her church and her son’s school. She also enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and going to the beach. She enjoys staying active by taking barre classes and relaxes somewhat by listening to audiobooks during her commute.

  • Successful jury verdict of $95.5 million for retail client in trademark infringement matter against the world’s largest retail company as well as an award of attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Favorable settlement for major restaurant chain client in trademark infringement action and related Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceeding.
  • Trademark counsel to several local craft brewers, including assisting those clients in procuring, protecting, and enforcing trademark rights in the craft beer industry.
  • Represent large homebuilder in enforcement of its architectural works copyrights against competitor.
  • Represent medical device company in utility and method patent infringement suit.
  • North Carolina trademark counsel to major fashion brand supporting the company’s brand and anti-counterfeiting efforts.
  • Represented major department store chain in design patent infringement suit.
  • Lead associate defending German power company in trade secrets litigation in North Carolina Business Court involving SCR catalyst regeneration technology, including an award of partial summary judgment and a finding of spoliation by the opposing party.
  • Represented Korean manufacturer of para-aramid fiber in high-stakes federal trade secrets and antitrust litigation.