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Timothy A. Bush

Tel: 205-930-5282
Fax: 205-212-3811
Jo Kay

Tim's practice concentrates on trademark prosecution and enforcement. He works in the federal and state registration of trademarks, the licensing of trademark rights, and the protection of trademarks against infringement, including domain name and internet-related disputes. He also counsels clients on copyright registration, protection, and licensing, as well as software licensing. Additionally, Tim advises in the areas of franchise disclosure compliance and franchisor/ franchisee disputes. His practice includes the formation of exempt organizations, the IRS exemption process, and exempt organization operational issues.

  • Head of Sirote & Permutt Intellectual Property Practice
  • Reviewed and negotiated computer software agreements, Internet related contracts, and domain name disputes on behalf of clients such as Great Southern Wood, Macess, SunGard and Verilink Corporation
  • In tax exemption area, formed and advised numerous tax-exempt organizations including Bruno's Memorial Classic, Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation and University of Alabama Health Services Foundation
  • Extensive experience in the areas of trademark and service mark registration and protection, as well as trade dress protection
  • Works in the franchise law area, representing the Sneaky Pete's franchise system, the sub franchisor of the Dairy Queen system in Alabama and Northwest Florida and a variety of local franchisees of other franchise systems
  • Best Lawyers in America, Copyright Law, Nonprofit/Charities Law and Trademark Law
  • Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney” for Intellectual Property

  • In trademark practice, represented Auburn University, Sneaky Pete's, Great Southern Wood Preserving, RealtySouth, Axcan Scandipharm, Space Camp and Tiffin Motor Homes
  • In transactional, tax planning and tax dispute areas represented such clients as Birmingham Realty, Barber Companies and Great Southern Wood
  • Received the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • Alabama State Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Section, chair, 2003-05




  • University of Florida School of Law
    LLM in Taxation, 1984
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 1983
  • Auburn University
    BS, with Highest Honors, 1980

Additional Accolades

University of Alabama School of Law
  • Alabama Law Review, Managing Editor

University of Florida

  • Order of the Coif
  • Hugo Black Scholar

  • Dawson Memorial Baptist Church Foundation, director/vice president        

  • Brother Bryan Mission, director/secretary




  • Author, "How to Avoid the Sanctions Imposed for Prohibited Transactions with Retirement Plans", 15 Taxation for Lawyers 120, 1986 
  • Author, "Statutes of Limitations in 10b-5 Actions: White v. Sanders", 34 Alabama Law Review 131, 1983

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