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Pamela Payne Smith

Partner Birmingham
(205) 226-3404
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Education
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 1999, Editor-in-Chief, Alabama Law Review
  • Birmingham-Southern College
    B.S., 1995, Economics & English, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 1999
About Pam
As intellectual property impacts nearly every business transaction and brand identity grows in importance, Pam's eye for crafting contractual and protective, yet practical and efficient, solutions to help her clients navigate these ever-changing waters is vital.
Q&A
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    My clients range from institutional clients, such as banks, universities, utilities, technology companies, and manufacturers, to creatives, such as publishers, authors, artists, motivational speakers, advertising agencies, and researchers. Because intellectual property and branding affect everyone, my clients are diverse in their geography, size, and industry.

  • What type of matters do you work on most often?
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
MORE ABOUT Pam
  • Trademark Portfolio Manager: Representation and management of large trademark portfolio, including development of password-protected site to allow client instant access to status and trademark filings for international computer software company.
  • Workforce Development Program: Representation of national program for workforce development, including brand management, licensing representation, and Internet compliance counseling.
  • Media Company: Trademark portfolio management, intellectual property strategy counseling, and development of trademark seminars for national media company.
  • Publishing Company: Represented regional publishing company by providing general intellectual property protection and enforcement counseling and developing contracts for acquiring content as well as developing seminar to guide personnel through the practical use and legal impact of the various contracts.
  • Educational Institutions: Representation of universities in the Southeast in protecting their trademarks and representation of high schools in protecting and licensing trademarks. 
      Education
      • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1999, Editor-in-Chief, Alabama Law Review
      • Birmingham-Southern College, B.S., 1995, Economics & English, summa cum laude
      Bar Admissions
      • Alabama, 1999
      Professional Affiliations
      • Alabama State Bar, Chair of the Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Section
      Awards & Accolades
      • Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama on an Intellectual Property Matter