Munck Wilson Mandala


Melissa LaBauve

Partner
Intellectual Property
Houston
(713) 722-0120

Trained Eye for Trademark Trends

With a trained eye on future trends and changes in the trademark landscape, Melissa is a focused voice for her clients and their trademark portfolios.

Skillful Negotiator, Trusted Counselor

Melissa is pointful, communicative and adept at negotiating and drafting a host of agreements.

Engrained in the IP Community

As an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Melissa has served as Chair of the Trademark Roundtable Project Team and has been a member of the Leadership Development Committee, Trademark Office Practices Committee, Internet Committee, Programs Committee, and Treaty Analysis Committee.

Melissa LaBauve enjoys great relationships with her clients and is a trusted advocate working closely with them to help solve trademark prosecution issues, enforcement and other complex IP transactional matters. A wide variety of companies, both domestic and international, also rely on Melissa as their outside counsel, putting earned trust in her care and dedication to their business goals. With a trained eye on future trends and changes in the trademark landscape, Melissa is a focused voice for her clients and their trademark portfolios, managing and advising with keenly honed judgement on how best to manage, protect, and exploit their intellectual property across multiple jurisdictions. Melissa is pointful, communicative and adept at negotiating and drafting a host of agreements, including intellectual property licenses, co-branding agreements, social media and Internet-related agreements, as well as various types of service agreements and marketing contracts.

Melissa is a great supporter of the IP community and is an actively contributing member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), where she has served as Chair of the Trademark Roundtable Project Team and has been a valuable member of the Trademark Office Practices Committee, Internet Committee, Programs Committee, and Treaty Analysis Committee.

Education

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 1998
Juris Doctorate
cum laude | Law Review | Moot Court Team
Louisiana State University, 1994
B.A. History

Associations & Memberships

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International Trademark Association (INTA)
Leadership Development Committee
Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting and Beyond Project
Served as a Provisors Group Leader

 

State Bar of Texas

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of California (inactive, in good standing)

State Bar of Georgia (inactive, in good standing)

State Bar of Louisiana (inactive, in good standing)

Focus Areas

Emerging Companies

IP Portfolio Management & Counseling

Patents & Innovations

Trademark & Advertising

Trademark & Copyright Litigation