Gary Beaver

Attorney in Greensboro, NC

Gary Beaver focuses his practice on commercial litigation involving fiduciary duties, products liability, intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights), e-commerce issues, false advertising, torts, contract disputes, and bad faith insurance defense.

Mr. Beaver received a B.S. degree with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law while on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. From 1982 to 1989, Mr. Beaver served in various judge advocate jobs in the Marine Corps at military bases in North Carolina, Hawaii, and California. From 1989 to 2007, Mr. Beaver served in the USMC Reserves, including as the senior lawyer at European Command in Stuttgart, Germany and as the senior legal advisor to the Commander of the Kosovo Force, a United Nations peace-keeping force.

In 1989, Mr. Beaver entered private practice. He has tried cases in arbitration and in state and federal courts in North Carolina, South Carolina, Hawaii, and Texas, and handled appeals in the North Carolina state appellate courts and in the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits.

Mr. Beaver also teaches Trial Advocacy and Pre-trial Litigation courses as an adjunct professor at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, N.C.

Career Highlights

· Colonel, USMCR, retired

· U.S. Naval Justice School, Honor Graduate

· North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Rules Study Committee

· American Bar Association's Litigation Section Internet and Internet Litigation subcommittee for the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee, co-chair

· Eastern District of North Carolina, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, (1983-1984)

· District of Hawaii, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, (1985-1988)

· USNA Alumni Association's Piedmont Triad Chapter, Founder

Reported Decisions

Springwall v. Timeless Bedding, Inc., 207 F.Supp.2d 410 (MDNC 2002)

French v. The Chosin Few, Inc., 209 F.Supp.2d 593 (WDNC 2002)

The Chosin Few, Inc. v. Scott, 173 F.Supp.2d 451 (WDNC 2001)

Glendale Neighborhood Association v. Greensboro Housing Authority, 956 F.Supp. 1270 (MDNC 1996)

Glendale Neighborhood Association v. Greensboro Housing Authority, 901 F.Supp. 996 (MDNC 1995)

Haizlip v. MFI of South Carolina, Inc., 2003 WL 21791639 (N.C.App. 2003)

Pototsky v. Department of Navy, 695 F.Supp. 1084 (D.Haw. 1988)

Stout v. United States, 696 F.Supp.538 (D.Haw.1987)


Client Alert: Act Now To Protect Trademarks On Facebook
The popular social networking site Facebook recently announced that starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 13, users could create personalized URLs for their pages. This poses a potential threat to trademark owners, who should act immediately to protect their rights.

Intellectual Property Group Recognized in Leading Trade Publication
Nexsen Pruet announced today that it has been recognized in "Who Protects Innovation in America 2008" by IP Law & Business.

Attorney Gary Beaver Completes Overseas Military Service
Gary L. Beaver, a member in the Greensboro office of the law firm of Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier, PLLC, and a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, returned June 26, 2005, from serving for five weeks as the senior Judge Advocate at the European Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.


"The Effect of Twombly/Iqbal on Trademark Lawsuits in the Fourth Circuit"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Gary Beaver authored an article entitled "The Effect of Twombly/Iqbal on Trademark Lawsuits in the Fourth Circuit" for the March 2013 edition of IP Links, the newsletter from the NC Bar Association Intellectual Property Section.

"Meeting Your Duties Regarding Electronically Stored Information"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Gary Beaver authored this article for the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.

"Trade Secrets and Non-Competes - A Compendium of State Law"
Nexsen Pruet attorney Gary Beaver is working to educate business attorneys about how recent changes in state laws could impact litigation. Beaver is a regional editor for "Trade Secrets and Non-Competes - A Compendium of State Law", a new publication from the Commercial Litigation Committee of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar.

Avoiding Lawsuits over False Advertising on the Internet
Nexsen Pruet attorney Gary Beaver authored an article entitled "Avoiding Lawsuits over False Advertising on the Internet" that was published in a newsletter from the American Bar Association Commercial & Business Litigation Committee as well as the Winter 2012 edition of the ABA Publication, In-House Litigator.

Five Common Mistakes Lawyers Make in Electronic Discovery - May 2011 Update
Gary Beaver provides an update to his 2006 article on several common mistakes lawyers make in electronic discovery.

Top Ten Things to Know About the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Addressing Electronically Stored Information
"Electronically stored information (ESI) has been discoverable for a long time. The courts have applied the prior rules of civil procedure and developed several duties concerning e-discovery..."

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin
This edition contains the following articles:
- Court Applies "Reasonableness" Standard to Invention Assignment
- I Lost Fifty Pounds Using This Product!!!
- Why Should Cash-Strapped Start-Up Companies Spend Money on IP Attorneys?

Co-Author, Copyright, Trademark and Trade Dress Litigation Model Jury Instructions
Published by American Bar Association Litigation Section (2008)

Defending Against Allegations of Anticompetitive Conduct and the DMCA
Published by Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of ABA Section of Litigation (Fall 2006) The DMCA provides a quick, inexpensive method of challenging a suspected copyright infringement.

Internet Website Sales and the Proper Use of the Zippo Sliding Scale for Personal Jurisdiction
Published by Commercial & Business Litigation Committee of ABA Section of Litigation (Summer 2006) Applying "old law" of personal jurisdiction to the "new ways" of doing business.

Five Common Mistakes Lawyers Make In Electronic Discovery
Published on the web site of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.

Top Ten Mistakes Clients Make In Electronic Discovery
Published on the web site of the Commercial and Business Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.

Initiating an Anticybersquatting Case: Some Practical Considerations
Published by Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal (Oct 2005) Issues that have to be considered when challenging the use of a client's trademarked corporate or product name in an unauthorized domain name.

Civic & Professional Memberships

· American Bar Association

· Greensboro Bar Association

· North Carolina Bar Association

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Areas of Law

  • Appellate
  • Business Disputes
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Transportation
  • Truck Accident Defense
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Chemistry, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1982, North Carolina
North Carolina Supreme Court
North Carolina Court of Appeals
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina, the Northern District of Texas, the District of South Carolina, and the District of Hawaii

Law School Attended

Duke University
Class of 1982

University Attended

U.S. Naval Academy
Class of 1977

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Gary Beaver
 701 Green Valley Rd., Ste. 100,
Greensboro, NC 27408


Nexsen Pruet, LLC (Greensboro, North Carolina)

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