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David L. Rein

David L. Rein

Bruce Campbell Law Firm LLP

Kansas City, MO, USA

David Rein litigated commercial and intellectual property disputes for sixteen years at an AmLaw100 law firm and its predecessor before joining some of his former partners at the Bruce Campbell Law Firm LLP f/k/a Finch & Campbell LLP.  Prior to that, he clerked for United States District Judge Dean Whipple of the Western District of Missouri.

David continues to focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation. He advises and represents both businesses and individual authors, artists and other creatives in copyright, trademark & trade secret litigation.

In addition, he has an extensive commercial litigation background involving complex contract disputes and business torts with particular knowledge of manufacturing practices, food processing and the energy industry.  

Representative Experience

  • Cancelled & opposed trademark registrations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Successfully trial before the TTAB which cancelled the mark of a client's competitor who had used the mark for many years. A full panel upheld the decision.
  • Served as lead counsel in defeating and pursing injunctions for alleged trademark violations. Defeated a preliminary injunction filed by a competitor during the national launch of my client's product line. After further litigation, the case was dismissed without any compensation from my client.
  • Lead counsel in advising & litigating copyright claims. Recovered damages on behalf of architect that exceeded client's or opposing party's profits because I was able to build a case that placed a substantial amount of defendant's revenues in jeopardy.
  • Successfully defended against patent lawsuits involving products ranging from audio speakers to food ingredients.



  • Missouri, 1992
  • Kansas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1994
  • Federal Circuit 2012
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2009


Professional Associations & Civic Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri in Kansas City, Intellectual Property
  • City of Kansas City Municipal Art Commission, board member
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Vice-Chair of the Copyright Division
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City, operations & Red Shoe committees
  • Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, founding board member
  • Kansas City Tomorrow Alumni Association, board member
  • International Right of Way Association, facilitator & chapter president



  • Law Clerk, The Hon. Dean Whipple, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1992-1994



  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, with high distinction, 1992; Iowa Law Review, Book Review Editor
  • B.S.B., University of Minnesota, with high distinction, 1989

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