Munck Wilson Mandala


Chandler D. Stephens

Senior Associate
Intellectual Property
Dallas
(972) 628-3633

Chandler D. Stephens is a trademark associate in the firm’s technology/intellectual property law group. She focuses her practice in IP portfolio strategy, protection, and management, including trademarks, copyrights, rights of publicity, and IP licensing.

Chandler has experience with drafting and negotiating license agreements, conducting clearance searches, and assessing new brand names, enforcing rights against third parties to prevent infringement, and assisting with opposition and cancellation proceedings in the TTAB.

Chandler received her J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law. She also holds a B.A., summa cum laude, in psychology with a minor in business administration from Texas A&M University.

Representative Matters

  • Strategize protection and optimization of IP and trademark portfolios;
  • Handle trademark and copyright applications – from all phases of inception of a copyright/trademark, clearing of potential copyrights and trademarks, advising on potential copyrights and trademarks, walking copyrights and trademarks through the registration process, and maintenance of copyrights and trademarks once registered;
  • Maintain clients’ intellectual property portfolios, review and assess potential infringing third party activities, send cease and desist letters and proceed with litigation as necessary.

Education

University of Texas School of Law, 2016
Juris Doctorate
Honors
Texas A&M University, 2013
B.A. Psychology, Minor Business Administration
Summa Cum Laude

Associations & Memberships

Texas Aggie Bar Association

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

State Bar of Texas

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2016

LinkedIn’s Updated Terms of Service Aim to Increase Profile Visibility and Sharing, Norton Rose Fulbright Social Media Law Bulletin (Feb. 2018)

A Love and Hate Relationship with Social Media, Norton Rose Fulbright Social Media Law Bulletin (Nov. 2017)

How Animal Influencers Are Changing the Way Brands Advertise, Norton Rose Fulbright Social Media Law Bulletin (Aug. 2017)

Crowdfunding platforms and IP enforcement, Norton Rose Fulbright Social Media Law Bulletin (May 2017)

One ¡Tequila! Two ¡Tequila!, Norton Rose Fulbright Brand Protection Blog (Mar. 2017)

Use them or lose them: US trademarks put to the proof, Norton Rose Fulbright Brand Protection Blog (Feb. 2017)

FDA Proposes New Research on Social Media Promotion of Prescription Drugs, Norton Rose Fulbright Social Media Law Bulletin (Dec. 2016)

Serving up lawsuits via Facebook: social media provides creative solution under Federal Rules, Norton Rose Fulbright Social Media Law Bulletin (Dec. 2016)

These aren’t the trademarks you’re looking for: Lucasfilm sues “Lightsaber Academy” for infringement, Norton Rose Fulbright Brand Protection Blog (Oct. 2016)

 

Focus Areas

Copyrights

IP Audits & Legal Opinions

IP Due Diligence

IP Portfolio Management & Counseling

Trademark & Advertising

Trademark & Copyright Litigation