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Melissa LaBauve

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Melissa LaBauve



Melissa LaBauve


Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California

Attorney Bio

Melissa LaBauve is a partner practicing in the firm’s intellectual property and trademark law groups. She enjoys valued 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 judgment 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.