Ellie Simpson

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Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, 2015, with honors; Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2011, with honors

Admissions

Texas, 2015

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Profile

Ellie Simpson is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Social Media Practice Groups in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Her practice focuses on a variety of trademark, patent, copyright, and design patent matters. In trademark, she focuses on brand management, domain name enforcement, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board disputes. Ellie assists her clients in managing Intellectual Property rights throughout the entirety of a brand’s lifecycle, from clearance to building and procurement through maintenance and enforcement. Ellie also handles internet-related matters, such as domain name cybersquatting and manages Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings.

Ellie further provides value to her clients through the procurement and prosecution of patents and design patents. She also has experience in freedom-to-operate analyses and invalidity opinions, which enables her to advise clients regarding business and technology-related decisions.

Before joining the firm, Ellie attended the University of Texas School of Law where she was a John L. and Anne Crawford Endowed Presidential Scholar and served on the staff of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal. Ellie also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas.

Selected Publications and Speeches

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