Intellectual Property Section

This section provides a resource for lawyers who practice in intellectual property or have an interest in building an intellectual property practice. The practice areas of trademark, copyright, trade secret and patent law fall within this section.

Bahou Miller PLLC
424 Church Street - Suite 2000
Nashville , TN 37219
Twitter: @ajbahou
LinkedIn: ajbahou/
Immediate Past Chair
Merchant & Gould, P.C.
9717 Cogdill Road, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37932
Butler Snow LLP
P.O. Box 171443
Memphis, TN 38187
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

George Jones Collaborator Sues Jones’ Widow, Record Label for $5 Million

Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery, a frequent collaborator of the late country artist George Jones, is suing Jones’ widow and record label for releasing a shelved album without permission, The Tennessean reports. Montgomery co-wrote 73 songs with Jones and played in his band. The record was in a vault since the 70’s and was released last year through Cracker Barrel and Concord Music Group. Montgomery claims he is the true owner of the recordings.
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Intellectual Property 2018: CLE Bytes

This innovative program presented by the TBA Intellectual Property Section will feature timely analysis on cutting-edge topics designed to up your game by helping you stay on top of trends and advancements relevant to the world of IP. This event is a la carte, with registration open all day, allowing you to customize your schedule to the topics you are interested in. Take as many or as few hours as you need, paying only for the hours you attend. The forum will feature first-rate programming from speakers and producers such as:

  • Andre Bahou, Bahou Miller PLLC, Nashville
  • Scott Augenbaum, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Nashville
  • Aziz Burgy, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, Washington D.C.
  • Kevin Christopher, Christopher Intellectual Property Law PLLC, Cookeville
  • William Fortunato, Patterson + Sheridan, Greensboro
  • James Fox Jr., Adams & Reese LLP, Memphis
  • Mark Graham Esq., The Graham Law Firm PLLC, Knoxville
  • Ian McFarland, Merchant & Gould PC, Knoxville
Topics include:
  • viral trademarks
  • how to protect software using intellectual property
  • Supreme Court updates on trademarks and copyrights
  • blockchain technology
  • Supreme Court updates on patents, and patent-eligible subject matter
Section members receive a discount for the program. Here’s the key info:

When: Friday, April 27, registration begins at 8 a.m., CST; programming will continue until 3:45 p.m., CST

Where: Tennessee Bar Center, 221 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville

Click here to register


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