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Sheri Hunter is counsel in the Austin office. A member of the Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation practice, Sheri focuses on US trademark and copyright law. She has extensive experience counseling clients in the areas of trademark, copyright, e-commerce, multimedia, software licensing, advertising, website policies and trade secrets.

This includes:

  • evaluating potential marks and conducting availability searches;

  • developing strategies for protecting intellectual property;

  • enforcing trademark rights and overseeing trademark disputes;

  • prosecuting trademark and copyright applications;

  • managing intellectual property due diligence reviews, including transfers of patents, trademarks and copyrights in connection with mergers and acquisitions;

  • litigating and mediating trademark, copyright, trade secret, patent and unfair competition cases;

  • conducting trademark oppositions and cancelation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board;

  • conducting domain name disputes via the ICANN arbitration procedure; and

  • preparing and negotiating intellectual property, software and technology licenses and agreements.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Sheri most recently was counsel in the intellectual property group at Norton Rose Fulbright.  She has also served as in-house counsel for medical device manufacturer ReAble Therapeutics, Inc. (fka Encore Medical Corporation).

Publications

  • “Increasing the Protection of IP Rights at the Border,” Intellectual Property Magazine, April 2016

  • "Remember the Alamo!," Sedgwick's Media Law Bulletin, June 2010

  • "Copyright Law: Flattery Will Get You Nowhere," Texas Press Association's eBulletin, November 2009

  • "You Invented It, So Insure You Rightfully Own It," Austin Business Journal, October 2004

  • Co-editor and author, "Sound Recordings, Performance Rights, and Digital Distribution of Music," and "Motion Pictures, Television, and Audiovisual Works on the Internet," E-Copyright Law Handbook, Aspen Law & Business, 2002, supp. 2003

  • "I Do -- The Importance of User Assent in Enforcing Online Agreements," JWTechLaw, Summer 2002

  • "Digital Sampling: The Song Remains the Same," Texas Lawyer, 2000

  • "Defamation and Privacy Face the Internet," Communications Lawyer, Fall 1999; Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, State Bar of Texas Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Summer 2000

Memberships

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association - Member of Domain Names & Social Media Committee
  • International Trademark Association - Member of Internet Committee and gTLD Subcommittee
  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Texas Chapter Chair
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • State Bar of Texas - Intellectual Property and Entertainment and Sports Law sections
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Civic Involvement

  • Board Member, Texas Advocacy Project
  • Lifeworks Board of Governors (2002 - 2005)
  • Volunteer, Texas C-BAR (2003)
  • Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, Volunteer for FOIA Hotline (1999 - 2010)
  • Volunteer, Austin Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (1998 - 2001)

Awards & Recognition

  • Texas Rising Star – IP litigation, Thomson Reuters (2009 - 2010)
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Trademark prosecution, enforcement and counseling for publicly traded apparel design, manufacturing and marketing company with international portfolio of luxury and famous brands.

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Trademark prosecution, enforcement and counseling for publicly traded apparel design, manufacturing and marketing company with international portfolio of luxury and famous brands.

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Trademark prosecution, enforcement and counseling for publicly traded apparel design, manufacturing and marketing company with international portfolio of luxury and famous brands.

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