David R. Merritt



David Merritt is a litigator who represents clients in advertising, trademark and other intellectual property disputes throughout the country.
David has significant experience with all stages of litigation, including trials, appeals and TROs, and with advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division (NAD) as well as trademark registrability disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Journal of Law & Politics, (editorial board) (2012)

Bethel University
B.A. in Political Science & Communications, cum laude (2009)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Eagle Brook Church — Youth Volunteer
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law — Mentor


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016-19

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