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W. Scott Brown
W. Scott Brown
Counsel — Intellectual Property
Counsel — Intellectual Property

W. Scott Brown

W. Scott Brown
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

W. Scott Brown

Experience Highlights

  • (W.D. Tex.) – Obtained a permanent injunction on behalf of a Texas brewing company in a trademark infringement lawsuit against a California-based company

  • (N.D. Tex.) — Represented a sunscreen and skin care products company in a claim for declaratory relief regarding alleged trade dress infringement; successfully defended a motion for temporary injunction followed by a prompt favorable settlement

  • Counsel a sunscreen and skin care products company specializing in sunscreen regarding protection and registration of domestic and international trademark rights

  • Counsel Texas’ first and oldest legal distillery company, producer of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, regarding protection and registration of domestic and international trademark rights

  • (N.D. Tex.) — Represented a wireless communications provider with its own wireless network in a trademark dilution, trademark infringement, and DMCA exemption case; prevailed in rulings on motion for summary judgment that led to favorable settlement

  • (S.D. Tex.); (TTAB) — Successfully handled a trademark case to enforce our client’s rights in a mark for use in connection with offshore oil equipment and services; after suit was filed, the other side quickly agreed to our client’s demands regarding ownership and use of the mark; we obtained injunction as part of the settlement, and successfully petitioned the Trademark Office to reinstate our client’s trademark registration

  • (S.D. Tex.) — Represented a specialty foods manufacturer in a trademark opposition case and dilution case; prevailed in the opposition proceeding and obtained the trademark registration

  • Counsel a Texas Hill Country brewing company regarding protection and registration of domestic trademark rights

  • (C.D. Cal.) — Represented defendant, a biotechnology company specializing in the production of algae in a false designation and trademark infringement case; negotiated a prompt and favorable settlement

  • Counsel a leading international partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms regarding protection and registration of domestic trademark rights

  • Counsel an asset management company regarding protection and registration of domestic and international trademark rights 

  • Counsel a Texas comic book company regarding protection and registration of domestic trademark rights

  • Counsel a major nutritional and supplement food company regarding protection and registration of domestic and international trademark rights

Credentials

  • South Texas College of Law J.D., magna cum laude, 1987
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1976
  • Process engineer and operations manager: Diamond Shamrock Chemical Company
  • WTR1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, Trademark: Prosecution and Strategy, Texas, 2015−2020
  • Member: Houston Bar Association, Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, International Trademark Association
  • Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • “Taking Offense: Supreme Court Strikes Lanham Act’s Prohibition of ‘Disparaging’ Trademarks,” V&E IP Insights, June 28, 2017 (co-author)