Munck Wilson Mandala has a distinguished trademark and copyright litigation practice. Our copyright and trademark lawyers work with our trial lawyers to enforce our clients’ copyrights and trademarks and to defend our clients against infringement claims. We represent clients in federal court, as well as in proceedings before administrative agencies such as the Copyright Office or U.S. Customs agencies. Our team has extensive experience handling trademark, trade dress and domain name disputes. We represent clients in state and federal court, in opposition or cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in domain name proceedings under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy of ICANN or other registry rules.

At Munck Wilson Mandala, we understand the importance of your brand to your business and your reputation, and we are dedicated to helping you protect these critical assets. With an outstanding team of intellectual property attorneys, representing hundreds of clients in dozens of industries, we know trademark and copyright law like the back of our hand. Combine this with our litigation team that navigates IP disputes in state or federal trial and appellate courts around the country, including in popular venues for patent infringement actions such as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

At Munck Wilson Mandala, we understand the importance of your brand to your business and your reputation, and we are dedicated to helping you protect these critical assets. With an outstanding team of intellectual property attorneys, representing hundreds of clients in dozens of industries, we know trademark and copyright law like the back of our hand. Combine this with our litigation team that navigates IP disputes in state or federal trial and appellate courts around the country, including in popular venues for patent infringement actions such as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

We also represent clients in state and federal courts of appeal, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We also represent clients in interference or reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in opposition or cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, in domain name proceedings

under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy of ICANN or other registry rules, and in proceedings before the Copyright Office or U.S. Customs agencies.

We will guide you through the exploitation of trademark, trade dress and domain name rights.

We work with clients to address issues raised by business and trade associations such as software developers (e.g., Business Software Alliance), the recording industries (e.g., Recording Industry Association of America), movie studios (e.g., Motion Picture Association of America) and the like.

When you hire our trademark and copyright litigation team, you are hiring professionals who do this work full-time around the world and understand your specific needs. Our attorneys have diverse and distinguished backgrounds and business experience, and we are known for our meticulous knowledge of trademark and copyright law. In fact, we often present on this area of law to other attorneys. Our litigators know how to tell your story to the jury and judge effectively, having worked several disputes related to trademark and copyright law. Hiring us to fight for you and protect your original ideas and works is a win win situation.

Press Releases

Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Litigation Attorney Jane Davidson

Davidson represents a wide variety of clients in intellectual property disputes, product liability, employment law, entertainment, and real estate matters. She has an impressive record of handling litigation for trademark and copyright infringement suits for large portfolios held by music festivals, sports teams, and jewelry designers. Davidson is also known for her sound counsel on

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Litigation Partner Tony Handal

“Tony is an impressive addition to our team,” said William A. Munck, managing partner of MWM and chair of the award-winning intellectual property group.  “His impressive trial record and success in IP and complex business disputes adds significant depth to our West Coast litigation team.” “Tony’s notable trial experience and his long list of patent

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Client Alerts

IP Pro Tip: What Every Businessperson Should Know About Trademark & Service Marks

A. WHAT ARE TRADEMARKS AND SERVICEMARKS? Qualifying as a potential trademark or service mark is any word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination thereof, that distinguishes one vendor’s products or services from those of other vendors. If one provides a service (insurance agency, restaurant, retail store, etc.), the “name” on the sign, or brochures promoting the

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18 Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named Texas Super Lawyers 2023

Munck Wilson Mandala congratulates 18 attorneys who have been recognized as Texas Super Lawyers for 2023. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Produced and managed by Thomson Reuters, the selection process involves independent research,

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In the News

The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Federal Trademark Law

Written as a column for Daily Journal by MWM’s Kristin Kosinski Current and future uses of trademarks in Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems could implicate federal trademark law; however, not all scenarios will result in a violation of the Latham Act, nor will they always be immune from such claims. The intersection of AI and trademarks

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