David Steele

Partner at Tucker Ellis LLP

David Steele specialises in trademark and internet law, and has taught both subjects for 20 years at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Mr Steele’s practice focuses on protecting famous and well-known trademarks from infringement of all types, especially online infringement. He has successfully handled countless trademark matters, including numerous federal cybersquatting cases. He is a leading expert on the intersection of trademark and internet law, and frequently speaks and publishes on the topic. Mr Steele understands that the client’s business objectives play an integral role in every legal matter he handles – and he is driven to provide exceptional service, results and value.

Before attending law school, Mr Steele worked on the design and implementation of high-speed computer networks and internet engineering as an engineering manager at Fibertron Corporation. He formerly served as a technical adviser and member of Networld+Interop’s Network Advisory Board. As a member of the Boston working group, he worked alongside the US government to transfer the technical coordination of certain aspects of the Internet to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (the organisation responsible for coordinating important aspects of the Internet, including the domain name system).

Mr Steele earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He earned his law degree at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Professional associations

  • INTA

Firm details

Tucker Ellis LLP
515 South Flower Street
42nd Floor
Los Angeles CA 90071
United States

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