Haynes and Boone Representing The Daughters of the Republic of Texas In Alamo Intellectual Property Matters

09/21/2009

Haynes and Boone, LLP will provide pro bono representation for The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) in intellectual property matters associated with the non-profit’s conservatorship of the historic Alamo complex in San Antonio.

The organization, which recently completed an extensive renovation and makeover of Alamo Hall, has embarked on several projects that will require the attention of Haynes and Boone lawyers. The law firm will provide intellectual property counseling and management of the group's portfolio, including licensing, trademark and matters related to the digital archiving of historic Alamo documents, said Jeffrey M. Becker, Dallas-based intellectual property partner and lead attorney for the pro bono client.

“We’re privileged to be associated with a group that does such important work,” said Haynes and Boone partner Wei Wei Jeang, whose friendship with DRT member Sandra Burns brought the two organizations together. “The Alamo is a state treasure and deserves everyone’s best efforts to preserve and protect its place in Texas and U.S. history.”

Said DRT President General Patti Atkins: “Our organization depends on civic-minded firms like Haynes and Boone for so many aspects of our important work. We look forward to the guidance of these volunteer attorneys as we work to strengthen our brand and build for the future.”

The DRT was chartered in 1895 to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas. Beyond maintaining the Alamo complex, the organization encourages historical research into the earliest records of Texas, especially those relating to the Texas Revolution and the events which followed. It also fosters the preservation of documents and relics, and encourages the publication of records of individual service of the soldiers and patriots of the Republic and other state historical source material. Members of the DRT are required to be women who can prove lineal descent from a man or woman who served Texas before annexation in 1846. Associate membership is also available to women who desire to be involved with the organization but do not have the ancestral lineage.

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