Timothy Bush

, Shareholder


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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.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Best Lawyers in America©
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating


  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2008-16
    • Copyright Law, 2014-16
    • Trademark Law, 2014-16
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Non-Profit/Charities Law  "Lawyer of the Year" in Birmingham
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney” for Intellectual Property


  • Alabama State Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Section, chair, 2003-05

Thought Leadership

  • 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
  • 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

University of Florida School of Law

LLM in Taxation, 1984

University of Alabama School of Law

JD, 1983

  • Alabama Law Review, Managing Editor

Auburn University

BS, with Highest Honors, 1980

University of Florida

  • Order of the Coif
  • Hugo Black Scholar

  • Dawson Memorial Baptist Church Foundation        
  • Director/Vice President
  • Brother Bryan Mission
  • Director/Secretary
  • Author,"BUSINESS OWNERS: There's Trouble for Your Brand on Both Sides of the 'Dot'", The Counselor, Spring 2012
  • Author,"What Does Green Mean? The FTC Guidelines", The Counselor, Spring 2011
  • 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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