Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys understand the importance of your brand to your business and your reputation, and we are dedicated to helping you protect these critical assets. Our attorneys offer unmatched branding know-how to expertly guide enterprises on selection and protection of business and product names, advertising campaigns, disputes and regulatory matters, domain name and social media issues, labeling and packaging, retail and consumer protection laws, unfair competition, IP transactions, and personal publicity rights.

With our extensive network of foreign associates and counsel around the world, and our experienced trademark attorneys, we can provide efficient, cost-effective trademark protection for you and manage your trademark portfolios on a global basis. 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. 

Our Services Include: 

Advertising Promotions, & Sponsorships Commercial Joint Ventures Communications, Media Rights, & Broadcasting Compliance with FTC Guidelines Copyrights Employment, Professional Services, & Appearance Contracts Influencer Agreements Intellectual Property Protection & Compliance Licensing Agreements Media Rights Name, Image & Likeness Online Streaming Rights Publicity Rights Publishing Agreements Sponsorships & Endorsements Trademarks

“I have used Munck Wilson Mandala exclusively for trademark work. Their work is always well done, and we always receive quick responses and personal attention. I wouldn’t use anyone else!”

Munck Wilson Mandala client, February 2022

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MWM Partner Jenifer Wallis Named Co-Managing Partner of Los Angeles Office

Bringing more than 15 years of legal experience, Wallis represents clients in a wide variety of business litigation and entertainment matters.  In business litigation, she has represented clients as the lead chair in trade secret, trademark, and copyright infringement lawsuits in state and federal courts.  She routinely handles trademark and copyright infringement actions, and she

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Munck Wilson Mandala Ranked Among 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

In Austin, MWM ranked in copyright law, IP litigation, and trademark law.  In Los Angeles, MWM ranked in IP litigation. Firms included in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Trademark Attorney Chandler Stephens

Stephens earned her J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law, where she received several academic awards, including the Dean’s Achievement Award twice.  For her undergraduate degree, Stephens attended Texas A&M University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and earned various academic honors. Munck Wilson

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Munck Wilson Mandala Named a 2020 Inc. Best Workplace; Only Full-Service Law Firm Recognized in the Nation

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists nationally for this year’s list.  Each nominated company took part in an employee survey on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future.  Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the

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13 Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers in America©; 8 Recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

The MWM attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America© are managing partner William Munck, who has been recognized annually since 2011, chair of the litigation practice Jamil Alibhai, litigation partner Kelly Chen, IP partner Greg Howison, chair of the corporate law practice Larry Mandala, co-chair of the employment and labor practice Michael McCabe, chair of

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Munck Wilson Mandala Shortlisted for Several Honors in Upcoming Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2020

MWM is on the shortlist for Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion and Inclusive Firm of the Year.  MWM’s managing partner William A. Munck is shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution.  MWM partner Amanda Greenspon is shortlisted for Outstanding Ally Award and MWM associate Tasha Schwikert is shortlisted for Future Leader – Diversity and Inclusion. Munck

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Munck Wilson Mandala Honored as a 2020 Inc. Best Workplace

Collecting data from more than 3,000 submissions, Inc. singled out 395 finalists nationally for this year’s list.  Each nominated company took part in an employee survey on topics including trust, management effectiveness, perks, and confidence in the future.  Inc. gathered, analyzed, and audited the data. The strongest engagement scores came from companies that prioritize the

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Eight Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers in Dallas

Mandala, Ray and Kaliser are members of MWM’s corporate practice.  Mandala is a name partner and member of the executive committee and chairs MWM’s corporate practice. Ray and Kaliser are both partners in the corporate practice. Martinez is a senior partner in MWM’s complex litigation/dispute resolution practice. She is a trial attorney with a versatile

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Jenifer Wallis has been selected as a 2020 Top Women Attorney by the Los Angeles Business Journal

Wallis brings more than 14 years of legal experience, representing clients in intellectual property, complex litigation, and entertainment.   In business litigation, Wallis represents clients as the lead chair in trade secret, trademark, and copyright infringement lawsuits in state and federal courts.  She routinely handles trademark and copyright infringement actions, and she serves as general counsel

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Seven Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Selected as Texas Rising Stars

Seven Munck Wilson Mandala attorneys have been recognized as Texas Rising Stars for 2020.  The attorneys were selected in the categories of intellectual property, business/corporate law, business litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Published by Thomson Reuters, the Texas Rising Stars listing recognizes the top young lawyers in the state based on a multiphase

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In the News

Bill Munck – The Coach

(Sept. 25, 2018; Texas Lawbook) – Growing up on Long Island, Bill Munck dreamed of being a police officer just like his father. His dad had other ideas. “The old man told me that he would break both of my knees with a baseball bat if I tried to become a cop, and I believed him,” Munck

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Intellectual Property Law Firms

Entrepreneurs have a myriad of tasks to conquer as they begin their journey to launch a successful business. Too often in the chaos, protecting intellectual property is overlooked. When there’s so much to do, who wants to research intellectual property law firms? Some entrepreneurs avoid speaking to a knowledgeable IP attorney, thinking that it will

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Texas Lawyer Names William Munck a Texas Trailblazer

As a trailblazer, Munck was the first in his family to attend college and combined his computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematic skills with a law degree.  He was recruited heavily by Silicon Valley firms in the 90s but chose Texas to start his legal career.  Munck saw the potential that North Texas provided in

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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes New LA Partner Jenifer Wallis

“We were extremely impressed with Jenifer’s experience in intellectual property, complex litigation and entertainment,” said MWM’s managing partner William A. Munck.  “She is a perfect fit for the projected expansion of our firm in LA and she will complement the work of our managing partner Gary Hecker.” “I am looking forward to working with Jenifer,”

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18 Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Texas Super Lawyers

The 2019 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following

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Eight Munck Wilson Mandala Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America© list is compiled annually through peer-review surveys among tens of thousands of leading lawyers. If the votes for an attorney are ample for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay

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Munck Wilson Mandala’s William Munck and Greg Howison Listed as 2019 IP Stars

Munck is the managing partner of MWM, a member of the executive committee, and he chairs the firm’s intellectual property practice.  He has led MWM since the late 90s and grown the firm from six lawyers to 70 lawyers with three offices in Texas—Dallas, Austin, Marshall, and a Los Angeles office.  Munck received his J.D.

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Munck Wilson Mandala Elects Amanda Greenspon and Marc Kaliser as new 2019 Partners

“Amanda and Marc have demonstrated tremendous commitment to the business of the firm.  They have delivered results both as professionals in the legal industry and as highly capable business developers.  Amanda’s trademark and copyright practice continues to expand into new markets and her involvement with S.H.E. Summit has led to significant relationships for the firm. 

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16 Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Texas Super Lawyers

The 2018 list of Texas Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) will be published in the October issue of Texas Monthly. The annual Texas Super Lawyers list honors Texas’ top lawyers based on surveys of more than 57,000 active attorneys across the state. The final list is estimated to be only five percent of Texas’ licensed attorneys. The following

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16 Munck Wilson Mandala Partners Named Texas Super Lawyers

Dallas, TX, Sep. 5, 2017 —–  16 partners from law firm Munck Wilson Mandala have been selected as Texas Super Lawyers for 2017.  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

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Munck Wilson Mandala’s Michael Rodriguez Graduates from Hispanic Austin Leadership

Rodriguez is a member of Munck Wilson Mandala’s technology/intellectual property law group, concentrating his practice on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution.  His clients are in the construction, electronics, energy, retail, restaurant, telecommunications, pet-care, vehicle manufacturing, and defense industries. As a college student, Rodriguez was both an athlete and a scholar, playing for the baseball

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Munck Wilson Mandala Opens Austin Office with Three Partners

Rodriguez is a member of the firm’s intellectual property section, concentrating his practice in all areas of intellectual property with an emphasis on patent and trademark preparation and prosecution.  He has represented businesses in the construction, electronics, energy, retail, restaurant, telecommunications, pet-care, vehicle manufacturing, and defense industries. Rodriguez worked as a senior engineer with TXU

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23 Munck Wilson Mandala Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers List

Munck Wilson Mandala is pleased to announce that 23 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic

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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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Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes IP/Trademark Partner Kristin Kosinski

Munck Wilson Mandala welcomes intellectual property and trademark partner Kristin Kosinski to the firm’s Los Angeles office. Kosinski brings more than 22 years of legal experience representing domestic and international clients in entertainment, finance, fashion, health, technology, beverages, and other industries. Among her services, she advises clients on trademark, copyright, and licensing matters. Kosinski previously

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