Mike McArthur is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on all aspects of trademark law, including brand management, clearance and prosecution, and global enforcement. His experience includes representations of clients of all sizes, ranging from individual entrepreneurs and emerging startups to Fortune 500 multinational corporations.
In particular, Mike regularly investigates, analyzes, and opines on the availability of potential marks, drafts and prosecutes trademark applications through to registration, addresses intellectual property violations across social media, negotiates settlement and coexistence agreements, and manages Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings, and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. Additionally, he has experience representing both rights holders and purported infringers in numerous cases involving seized or detained shipments by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Before joining the firm, Mike studied at Vanderbilt Law School where he was a John W. Wade Scholar and a Managing Editor on the Vanderbilt Law Review. Mike also spent a summer during law school as a judicial intern to the Honorable A. Joe Fish of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and to the Honorable Reed O’Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Professional and Community Activities
- International Trademark Association, Pro Bono Committee Member
- Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021-2022
Selected Publications and Speeches
- “Intellectual Property in Franchise Law: What Franchise Lawyers Need to Know about Trademarks”, presenter, Franchise and Distribution Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, August 17, 2021.
J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2014,
Managing Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, 2010
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Summer 2012
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Judge Reed O'Connor, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Summer 2012
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Seventy-five Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers are included in the 2022 Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” directory this month. The Ones to Watch distinction is given to attorneys early in their careers in recognition of their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S. Nominated by peers in the industry, Ones to Watch recipients have been in practice for five to nine years. The fol [...]