Jered Matthysse

jmatthysse@pirkeybarber.comDirect: (512) 482-5245

Jered Matthysse specializes in trademark law with a primary focus on litigation and policing, frequently handling cases in federal courts throughout the U.S. and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Jered has extensive experience in mediation and regularly assists clients with trademark policing strategies and programs.

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Jered has a background in appellate practice, having served as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Jered received his J.D. with High Honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as Executive Managing Editor for the International Law Review and was a member of the National Order of the Coif. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History with High Distinction from The University of Iowa.

Jered enjoys biking in his free time, as well as rooting for the Colts, Cubs, Pacers, and Hawkeyes.

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“The contentious maven exudes passion and vigour, and his dynamic skill set has been employed to devastating effect in several other leading cases for the firm.”

World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 (2017)

“Chris Graff and Jered Matthysse ... are a pleasure to work with; not only do they know the law, they also have a commercial approach, which means we get the best advice possible. ”

The Best Lawyers in America®, Trademark Law (2016) - Client Quote

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 2007 J.D., with High Honors, The George Washington University Law School
    • George Washington Scholar (2004-2007)
    • Executive Managing Editor, GW Law International Law Review (2006-2007)
    • Member, The Order of the Coif
    • Member, GW Law Moot Court Board (2006-2007)
  • 2004 B.A., with High Distinction, The University of Iowa

HONORS

  • WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, World Trademark Review (2017)
  • Texas Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service (2014-2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Trademark Law, by Woodward/White, Inc. (2017)
  • Legal Media Group: Rising Star, U.S. Trade Marks (2015, 2016)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIP

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
    • Trademark Law Committee
  • The Honorable Lee Yeakel IP Inn of Court
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Author, “Selecting and Employing Expert Witnesses in US Trademark Cases,” World Trademark Review, Issue 58, December 2015/January 2016
  • Speaker, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trademark Boot Camp Program, “Cease-and-Desist Campaigns,” Washington, DC (June 2014; June 2015)
  • Moderator, Austin Intellectual Property Law Association, “Sports Branding in a Fast-Moving Game: Trademark, Copyright, & Licensing in Collegiate-Sports Marketing,” Austin, Texas (May 2014)
  • Host, International Trademark Association, “Social Media and Intellectual Property – The Good, Bad, and Ugly,” Austin, Texas (February 2013)
  • Speaker, University of Texas Intellectual Property Law Society, “Trademarks 101,” Austin, Texas (February 2012 and January 2013)
  • Host, International Trademark Association, “Internet Privacy and Emerging Issues Relating to Online and New Media Enforcement,” Austin, Texas (September 2011)