John C. Cain is a partner in the intellectual property law group. John handles all aspects of intellectual property counseling and transactional practice and litigation, with an emphasis on trademark portfolio management and trademark and copyright clearance, procurement, licensing and enforcement. John represents clients of all sizes in numerous industries, including retail consumer products, semiconductors, telecommunications, insurance, oilfield tools, electronics and financial services.

As a long-time active committees member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) John works with an extensive, hand-picked network of trademark professionals around the world to manage international portfolios for several trademark clients.

  • Texas Bar CLE presentation entitled “Electronic Filing of Trademark and Patent Applications, Procedures, Issues, and Developments,” Austin, Tx, March 11, 2005 (with Terril G. Lewis)
  • John C. Cain and Thomas L. Casagrande, “New Dilution Law May Offer More Uniformity,” National Law Journal, May 13, 2002
  • John C. Cain, “Castles in the Sky for Architects Who Don’t Register” National Law Journal, July 24, 2000

Press Releases

Munck Wilson Mandala Expands in Austin Market Adding Seven Attorneys from Fleckman & McGlynn

The new attorneys joining MWM include founding principal Steven Fleckman and named partner Jessica McGlynn, partners John Cain, Melissa LaBauve, and Andrew McKeon, principal attorney Jason Blair, and of counsel Bill Raman. “Our plan when we opened our Austin office was to grow strategically, and Steve and his team represent the next phase of our

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University of Houston Law Center, JD, 1992

Texas A&M University, MS, 1985

Civil Engineering

Texas A&M University, BS, 1982

Civil Engineering

  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • World Trademark Review 1000 – Recommended Individual (2011 – 2023)
  • International Trademark Association – Active Committee Member (currently on Trademark Office Practices Committee, U.S. Legislation and Regulation Committee, formerly on Non-Traditional Trademarks Committee, Membership Services Committee, Trademark Administration Committee, and Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement Committee)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Association
  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas (inactive)

  • World Trademark Review 1000 – Recommended Individual 2011 – 2024
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review
    Rated in Martindale-Hubbell
  • IP Stars, Trademark Star 2014-2023
  • Who’s Who Legal — International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2014-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2009 – 2020
  • Euromoney’s Trade Mark Expert Guide 2014-2019

Texas, 1992

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas