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Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rick McDermott founded McDermott IP Law in October 2018. For more than two decades, Rick has represented clients both in the Carolinas and across the country, ranging from large multinational corporations, to start-ups and spin-offs, including both for profit and non-profit entities.

We are committed to providing professional and authoritative legal advice to our clients. With decades of experience, we deliver sophisticated, cost-effective, and prompt solutions to your Intellectual Property needs. 

At McDermott IP Law, we are invested in your business’s success, and we want our legal advice to be a valuable piece of your growth. Your success is fundamental to our own. To best serve you, our client, we view ourselves as your partner. This requires us to understand your business, your needs, and your goals. Allow us to focus on your Intellectual Property needs, so you can focus on growing your business.

McDermott IP Law can assist you with all areas of Intellectual Property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and litigation related to IP. We look forward to partnering with you.



Our firm handles highly regulated franchise legal work, and we regularly refer our clients to Rick McDermott for their intellectual property needs. Whether it’s as simple as filing a trademark or as complex as defending…
Jonathan Barber, Esq.Franchise.Law
Rick is an outstanding lawyer and a trusted partner for me and for Clairvoya. In addition to relying on Rick for all of our IP matters, we seek his advice on all legal issues because he offers rational business insight c…
John T. RitterClairvoya LLC
As a small business owner, Rick has been such a blessing to work with. He’s sensitive to the various nuances, concerns and strategies that can sometimes bog down company growth. Not only is he attentive to those dynamics…
Dan Belk & Ellen Belk, CDPKeep In Mind, Inc.
McDermott IP Law has been nothing but spectacular in helping our small business secure our trademark. He advised us every step of the way and ended up getting us exactly what we needed. The process was seamless and we lo…
Chase Price


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