With more than 40 years of experience, our Texas law firm with offices in Houston and Austin is uniquely positioned to provide practical and creative solutions in a wide range of legal matters. Our attorneys and staff value relationships with clients, our community, and with one another. Ranging in experience from recent, top-level law school graduates to respected authorities in their fields, we share responsibility for success, which fosters a sense of purpose throughout our law firm. As a result, our law firm has accumulated significant insight that guides us in finding solutions for even the most complex legal issues in an array of practice areas including Intellectual Property and Technology.
For over twenty years, Fillmore Spencer has been providing branding advice and helping clients large and small register and enforce their trademarks. From business matters to family matters, from legal advice to litigation, Fillmore Spencer is a full-service law firm, with three locations in Utah. Fillmore Spencer: solving problems and seizing opportunities–for you, your family and your business.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is a leading international law firm with offices around the world and an industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global business, regulatory and litigation matters. Our intellectual property practice advises clients on developing successful and comprehensive IP strategies by protecting, managing, asserting, defending and leveraging their IP assets.
We field a team of more than 100 IP attorneys, plus technical consultants and patent agents from offices in key global financial and technology centers. Our IP team includes scientists and engineers with advanced degrees, including electrical and mechanical engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, physics and a number of other technical disciplines. Several team members are former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiners.
Mr. Van Slyke has over 35 years of experience in trademark, copyright and unfair competition law and is consistently ranked one of the top attorneys in his field. He has managed worldwide trademark portfolios for major brand owners in the fields of fashion, transportation, retail products and food products, among others. He provides skilled advice on trademark selection and protection around the world. He also is an experienced litigator and works with clients to develop strategies for obtaining desired business results in and out of litigation. He routinely handles trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He has filed and maintained large international portfolios of trademarks in countries around the world.
Barnard Madsen’s 32-year legal career includes service on a U.S. congressman’s staff, as an Air Force judge advocate, a Special Assistant U.S. attorney, and Assistant Attorney General. He has served as a prosecutor and criminal defense counsel, and full-time for four years as an appellate counsel, and has now served twenty years in private practice. His current practice focuses on intellectual property, employment law, commercial litigation, and appeals. He has been voted multiple times by other attorneys as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in intellectual property and business litigation.
Paul focuses on brand development and on copyright and trademark asset protection for clients in a broad range of industries, including film and TV, wine and spirits, book and media publishing, high technology, e-discovery and data management, beauty and cosmetics, advertising, and the automotive industry. Paul has extensive experience in building global trademark portfolios for clients, and in working with clients to monetize IP assets through strategic licensing. He also assists clients in the enforcement of their trademark and copyright assets.