Purvi Patel in the Texas Lawbook: INTA Co-Chair Purvi Patel: Addicted to Madonna – From Pinstripes to Trademarks


When she was eight, Purvi Patel became fascinated with Madonna. When she was a teen, she told her mother she wanted to be a lawyer and wear a pinstripe suit – like Madonna, albeit the pop queen had added the iconic Jean Paul Gaultier conical corset to her business attire.

At 38, Patel continues to admire the pop star’s art, ambition and branding efforts. And, not surprisingly, the partner who chairs Haynes and Boone’s Trademark Practice Group has purchased a new pinstripe suit to welcome thousands to Dallas in early May for the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) annual meeting.

Patel acknowledges that most people learn very quickly, in a conversation or meeting, that she’s a Madonna super fan. And anyone entering her Dallas office has no doubt. The walls feature various Madonna art, including a print by famed fashion photographer Steven Meisel. A poster made by a friend muses “What Would Madonna Do?” And memorabilia is displayed from Patel’s participation as a volunteer at Madonna’s 2012 Super Bowl halftime show in Indianapolis.

Excerpted from the Texas Lawbook, May 6, 2013. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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