Bella I. Safro

Mrs. Bella I. Safro, Attorney, has been an integral member of the Keaty Patent Firm since its inception. As a native of the U.S.S.R., Bella provides unparalleled insight into international intellectual property matters, covering the gamut of prosecution, litigation, and transactional issues.

In addition to her extensive practice under the international systems of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the Madrid Protocol, Bella has successfully prosecuted and litigated patent, trademark, and copyright issues within the U.S. throughout her career. She is also an active member of the Knoxville Bar Association, and regularly publishes commentaries on the trademark system, both within the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, Bella’s publications include “What’s in a Name? Protection of Well-Known Trademarks Under International and National Law” (Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property) and “State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law” (Clark Boardman, Louisiana Chapter).

Bella received degrees from the Patent Law School, U.S.S.R.; the Foreign Languages University; The Institute of International and Comparative Law, University of San Diego; and the University of Tennessee School of Law. Bella is admitted to the Tennessee state bar, and is additionally registered to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Tennessee Supreme Court, and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.