Travis Wimberly

Travis Wimberly practices trademark and copyright law. He represents clients in federal and state court, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Copyright Office. He advises clients on building and maintaining their trademark and copyright portfolios, protecting their rights through enforcement, responding to infringement claims, and resolving IP-related disputes.

In the courtroom, Travis has tried cases to favorable verdict or judgment in a lead role. He has successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Courts across the country. He has authored winning briefs at every level of federal court, including the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has served as counsel of record. In cases not involving trademark or copyright issues, Travis regularly engages with clients as experienced local counsel in the Austin, Houston, and Waco federal courts, assisting his clients’ primary counsel in patent, trade secret, and non-IP disputes.

Travis’ professional experience includes four years with Vinson & Elkins LLP. Before entering private practice, he completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Richard C. Tallman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Outside the office, Travis enjoys NBA basketball, the Texas Longhorns, and trying to find the world’s best sandwich.

Travis Wimberly is “a forceful but courteous litigator who ‘crafts highly effective arguments and delivers them skillfully orally and in writing.’”

WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW'S WTR 1000 (2020)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 2010 J.D., High Honors, The University of Texas School of Law
    • Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
    • Keeper of the Peregrinus for the Chancellors
    • Order of the Coif
  • 2007 B.S., Highest Honors, Radio-Television-Film, The University of Texas at Austin

HONORS

  • WTR 1000 The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, World Trademark Review (2020)
  • Texas Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters service (2017-2020)
  • Rising Star list by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Magazine (2018-2019)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
    • IP Law Section
    • Amicus Briefs Committee (IP Law Section)
  • The Honorable Lee Yeakel IP Inn of Court
    • Executive Committee and Co-Chair, Memberships
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Sponsorship Chair, Austin Chapter (2019-2020)
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • “Willfulness and Profits Awards for Trademark Infringement: Romag Fasteners v. Fossil,” Practising Law Institute (PLI), March 2020 (co-speaker)
  • “Enforcement of IP on Social Media and E-Commerce,” State Bar Advanced IP Course, February 2020 (speaker)
  • “The Five (or More) Possible Forums for Your Trademark Dispute, and How to Choose the Right One,” Houston Intellectual Property Law Association and UH Law Center 35th Annual Fall Institute, September 2019 (speaker)
  • “Defensive Considerations for Copyright Infringement,” Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Legal Department, August 2019 (speaker)
  • “Supreme Court Update: Mission v. Tempnology” IPO European Practice Committee, June 2019 (speaker)
  • “The Five (or More) Possible Forums for Your Trademark Dispute, and How to Choose the Right One,” State Bar Advanced IP Course, February 2019 (speaker)
  • “The Five (or More) Possible Forums for Your Trademark Dispute, and How to Choose the Right One,” Austin Intellectual Property Law Association, June 2018 (speaker)
  • “Top Ten Trademark Cases of 2017-18,” State Bar Annual Meeting, June 2018 (speaker)
  • “Lessons from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Trial,” In-House CLE, March 2018 (speaker)
  • “Twelve Important New TTAB Rules for 2017,” In-House CLE, December 2016 (speaker)
  • “Attorney’s Fees and ‘Exceptional’ Trademark Cases Under Octane Fitness,” State Bar Advanced IP Course, February 2016 (speaker)
  • “Trademark Counterfeiting,” In-House CLE, September 2015 (speaker)
  • “A Prayer and a Hope:  Effective Prayers to Get the Relief You Really Want,” UT CLE Conference on State & Federal Appeals, June 2014 (author)
  • “Recent Developments in Media, Privacy and Defamation Law:  Newsgathering,” ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 49, No. 1, Fall 2013 (co-author)
  • “An Overview of the Manning Trial,” ABA Section of Litigation, Austin 2013 (author)
  • “2013 Update:  Developments in the Law of Newsgathering Liability,” Practising Law Institute (PLI), August 2013 (co-author)
  • Case Update, Austin Bar Association, Civil Appellate Section, September 2012 (speaker)
  • Appellate Jurisdictional Issues, State Bar of Texas Civil Appellate Practice 101, September 2012 (co-author)
  • “Holdover Trademark Licensees and the Counterfeiting Loophole,” 88 Texas Law Review 415, December 2009

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia