Texas supports a diverse economy and a large consumer population, and is thus an important US marketplace for trademark legal services. Nationally and internationally recognised brands from the food and beverage, retail, restaurant and petroleum sectors all have a notable presence. There is also a significant high-tech industry in the state, with renowned companies including AT&T, Dell Computers and Texas Instruments all headquartered there. The Texan market is characterised by a combination of full-service firms and specialised boutiques, and some of the state's trademark-focused outfits have gained a global reputation for excellence in the field. The top practitioners generally possess expertise across the broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters.
Elizabeth King has recently moved to Conley Rose from King Law Office. She is esteemed by clients ranging from individuals and SMEs to multinational corporations with extensive brand portfolios. She can draw on invaluable past experience as a US Patent and Trademark Office examiner in handling all aspects of trademark prosecution, and also regularly advises on contentious and transactional matters. Craig Weinlein heads Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal’s IP practice, working on trademark litigation as well as prosecution and TTAB proceedings. He also acts as trademark counsel on contract and licence negotiations, and is highly recommended by market sources.