Arlene D. Hanks - Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Arlene D. Hanks

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 919-286-8078

Arlene Hanks is the Managing Partner of Moore & Van Allen's Research Triangle Park office.  Arlene, who also manages the trademark team, boasts extensive experience in domestic and international trademark prosecution and protection, and in copyright, intellectual property licensing and transactional work for diverse clients.

She aids clients in developing branding strategies, maximizing brand investment and protecting and policing brands globally, working with an extensive worldwide network of foreign counsel.

Ms. Hanks also assists clients in intellectual property licensing and establishing global inter-company licensing structures for corporate families.  She also handles intellectual property disputes and conducts IP due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and credit facilities.

She serves as general trademark counsel for numerous global companies across a wide spectrum of industries, including:

  • Hardware and security products
  • Computer software, hardware and related products and services
  • Pharmaceutical, biotechnical, medical and healthcare
  • HVAC
  • Clothing and apparel
  • Banking and finance
  • Print and broadcast media
  • Stock car racing and entertainment
  • Food products and services


  • Named in Managing Intellectual Property's inaugural "IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP" guidebook, as one of the top 250 female intellectual property attorneys in the United States, 2013.
  • Recognized by Business Leader Media as a Mover & Shaker in North Carolina, 2010, acknowledging business leaders and professionals who fulfill a vital role in the success of their organizations and communities through leadership, creativity, innovation and imagination. 
  • Also recognized in 2010 as a Business Leader Media Women Extraordinaire winner.
  • Recognized by BTI Consulting Group as one of 78 United States “BTI Client Service All-Star” attorneys, for delivering superior client service, from a survey of some 200 general counsels of Fortune 1000 Companies, 2001.
  • C.L.E. faculty member, conducting seminars on trademarks and intellectual property.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical CollegeBS 1974North Carolina Central UniversityJ.D. 1996

Office Location

3015 Carrington Mill Boulevard, Suite 400
Research Triangle Park, NC 27560-6802
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Raleigh Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Raleigh Metro Area
Arlene D. Hanks has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Arlene D. Hanks has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Trademark Law