Douglas L. "Doug" Lineberry

Douglas L. "Doug" Lineberry

Burr & Forman LLP

Recognized since 2020

Greenville, South Carolina

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property

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Doug practices in the intellectual property practice group with representation including patent, trademark, and copyright protection. He assists clients with protecting intellectual property through patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, as well as intellectual property litigation.

Doug has experience drafting and successfully prosecuting patent applications for various fields, including mechanical, medical and chemical technologies. He helps clients with establishing and protecting trademark portfolios, guarding same against improper third party use, and conducting enforcement actions. His practice areas include litigating intellectual property issues, drafting and prosecuting patents in the chemical, pharmaceutical, mechanical and gaming fields, rendering opinions and validity analyses, obtaining and defending trademark registrations as well as advising clients with regard to intellectual property, trade secrets, branding and marketing issues, along with contractual and other business matters.

Doug has written articles that have been published such as “Preventing Valuable Trademarks from Becoming Lost Change in the Couch,” Greenville Business Magazine, March 2010; “The Pension Protection Act of 2006: Wide Ranging Changes to ERISA Not Limited to Just Employee Benefits,” South Carolina Lawyer, July 2007; “Employee Paychecks: Proper Withholdings Can Prevent Employers from Picking Up The Tab,” South Carolina Lawyer, July/August 2006; “Inadvertently Disclosed Documents: What are Your Ethical Obligations?,” South Carolina Lawyer, July 2003.


  • Poinsett Plaza, Suite 700
    104 South Main Street
    P.O. Box 447
    Greenville, SC 29601


  • Mercer University , J.D., graduated 1998
  • Emory & Henry College, B.S., graduated 1995
  • Emory & Henry College, B.A., graduated 1995

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, South Carolina Bar


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Greenville Bar Association - Member
  • South Carolina Bar - Member
  • Southeastern Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur Week - Executive Planning Committee, Chair (2016)
  • The Carolina Patent Trademark Copyright Law Association - Member
  • Trademark & Copyright Law Association - Member

Court Admissions

  • South Carolina Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – South Carolina
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Burr & Forman LLP
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180 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

Special Focus

  • COVID-19


  • Greenville Business Magazine, Legal Elite of the Upstate (2018)
  • Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, "IP Star" (2015-2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Intellectual Property (2020)

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