Christopher Weimer

Chris Weimer practices trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law with a focus on disputes and enforcement. He has broad experience litigating in state and federal courts, as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, he advises on IP portfolio management and enforcement strategy for clients across a wide range of industries, from consumer products, to hospitality, real estate, financial products, petrochemicals, and software development. Clients appreciate his practical, cost-conscious advice and focus on their business objectives.


Fluent in Spanish, Chris has assisted clients in litigation, investigations, and foreign proceedings as bilingual counsel, coordinating Spanish-language witness interviews, depositions, and document review. He regularly advises foreign clients in domestic proceedings and assists U.S. companies seeking to assert their rights abroad.

Chris has also acted to protect client’s rights in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and has litigated numerous commercial disputes involving claims such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and others.

Chris earned his J.D. with high honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Texas Law Review and Order of the Coif. He was also a member of the U.S. – Mexico Bar Association (UT Law Chapter) and served as the Society Coordinator for the Gus Hodges Society. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and American Studies from Wesleyan University.



  • J.D. with High Honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2009
    • Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member, U.S. Mexico Bar Association (UT Law Chapter)
  • B.A., History and American Studies, Wesleyan University, 2003


  • WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, World Trademark Review (2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Trademark Law, by Woodward/White, Inc. (2019–2024)
  • 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon (2022)
  • Texas Rising Stars list in IP litigation by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service (2014-2020)
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, American Gateways (2014, 2022)
  • Access to Justice Award: Pro Bono Attorney nominee, American Gateways (formerly the Political Asylum Project of Austin), (2012–2013)


  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
    • Vice-Chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting & Anti-Piracy Committee (2023)
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Adjunct Professor (2015 – Present)
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Awards Committee Member (2023)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • Unfair Competition Committee – Member (2016-18)


  • Speaker – “Extraterritorial Reach of the Lanham Act,” Practicing Law Institute, Advanced Trademark Law 2023, March 2023
  • Speaker & Author – “The Limits of Protection of Rule 408,” TexasBarCLE, 35th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, April -May 2022
  • Moderator – “Diversity as a competitive differentiator: What top tech companies do better than the rest,” Discussion Panel, March 06, 2019
  • Moderator, “Corporate rebranding: tales from the trenches of company name changes,” Austin Intellectual Property Law Association CLE presentation, August 18, 2015
  • Co-Author, “An Update and Refresher of Constructing and Proving Damages,” 34th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation CLE, October 25-26, 2012
  • Author, “Trademark Licenses in Bankruptcy Proceedings,” The Brand Protection Blog, Sept. 27, 2012
  • Foreign Direct Investment and National Security Post-FINSA 2007,87 Texas L. Rev. 669 (2009)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western 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 Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit