Mark H. Miller
For more than 30 years, Mark Miller has fielded and defended dozens of intellectual property and franchise suits, primarily in federal district court, but also in state district court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for all types of industries including oil and gas, healthcare, information technology, resort industry, automotive, restaurants, and retail.
Mark helps U.S. businesses obtain trademark registrations and protect their trademark rights in foreign countries including Canada, Mexico, European Economic Community, Latin America, Asia, Africa and elsewhere. He has negotiated dozens of agreements for development licensing, assignment, purchase or sale of intellectual property in numerous industries, including software, restaurant, oil, and manufacturing.
Mark has obtained patents in the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 1978. He is intellectual property counsel for oil and gas companies, a medical device company, an international clothing company with operations in many countries, and other businesses in various lines of commerce.
Since 1980, he has represented franchisors and franchisees in creating franchise systems, Franchise Disclosure Documents, franchise agreements, obtaining state franchise registrations, buying and selling franchises for both franchisors and franchisees, and litigating for both franchisors and franchisees.
B.A., Austin College
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Fifth and Tenth Circuit
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Supreme Court of the State of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Western District of Texas