Molly Buck Richard

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Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Dallas, TX

Richard Law Group, Inc.
 | 13355 Noel Road, Suite 1350
Dallas, TX 75240
Phone: 214-206-4301
Fax: 214-206-4330
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (70%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)
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    Molly Buck Richard of Richard Law Group, Inc., is dedicated to helping her clients with intellectual property law, including copyright, trademark and domain rights issues. From her office in Dallas, Texas, Ms. Richard manages trademark portfolios for some of the most recognized brands in the world.

    Ms. Richard has more than 30 years of experience in trademark prosecution and practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has prosecuted more than 1,500 trademark applications and has filed more than 200 domain name complaints.

    Ms. Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College in 1977, and went on to receive a Juris Doctor from SMU Dedman School of Law in 1981.

    Since 1986, Ms. Richard has been a member of multiple International Trademark Association committees, as well as other professional organizations. A longtime member of the International Trademark Association’s Trademark Mediators Network, Ms. Richard is often sought out as a mediator in copyright and trademark disputes.

    Ms. Richard’s skill and experience have earned her the respect of the media and her peers in the legal community. She earned the rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Every year since 1999, Ms. Richard has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America** for her work in intellectual property law and is frequently mentioned in other lists of leading intellectual property attorneys.

    Throughout her career as an attorney, Ms. Richard has written about intellectual property rights, trademark law and copyright issues for legal publications and spoken at numerous seminars, conferences and educational meetings. She has also provided testimony in depositions and in court on the strength of trademarks, as well as on copyright matters, domain registration and other intellectual property issues.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    ** The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Intellectual Property
    • 30%Intellectual Property Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020

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    Admitted: 1981, Texas

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    • AV Rated in Martindale for over twenty years
    • Listed in International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, (Intellectual Property Law), 2005
    • One of Texas’ Top 100 Attorneys, 2013
    • Listed in Chambers & Partners' Chambers USA - each year since 2004
    • Listed in Texas Monthly, 2003 through 2013
    • Listed in World Trademark Review, one of the top 1000 trademark attorneys in the world and one of the top 7 trademark attorneys in the state of Texas. , 2011
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, (Intellectual Property Law) each year since 1999
    • Named One of Texas’ Top 50 Female Attorneys 2008, 2013 and 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Texas, 1981
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, 1982
    • United States Federal Circuit, 1983
    • Member, State Bar of Texas; Intellectual Property Law Section; Chair, 2002-2003; Vice-Chair, 2000-2001; Secretary, 1999-2000; Chair, Professionalism Committee, 1997; Council, 1993-1994; Past Chair, Trademark Committee
    • United States District Courts for the Northern, 1981
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, President , 1990
    • INTA Trademark Mediator’s Network, Member
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office 
    • Districts of Texas
    • United States Court of Appeals And Circuits
    • Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Past Chair And Member
    • Former chair, Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section 
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Director, 1985
    • The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Master (Treasurer, 2013, Secretary 2014, Vice President, 2015, President, 2016) 
    • International Trademark Association Trademark Mediator’s Network, Member, 2001
    • United States District Courts for the Western, 1988
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh, 1982
    • International Trademark Association, Membership Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 1986
    • Former Chair, Texas State Bar Intellectual Property Section
    • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Past President
    • United States District Courts for Southern, 1986
    • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Past Director, 1990

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Enforcement and Remedies in Trademark Disputes,” State Bar of Texas Program on Intellectual Property, 1997
    • “Trademark Issues on the Internet,” 10th Annual Computer and Information Law Institute, 1996
    • “Recent Developments in Trademark Law,” Southwestern Legal Foundation Thirty-Third Annual Institute on Patent Law (1995)
    • “Copyright Parody Under Acuff-Rose,” State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section Professional Development Program, March 1994
    • “Preliminary Relief in Trademark Infringement Litigation,” American Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1993
    • “The Work for Hire Doctrine After CCNV v. Reid,” Barrister, 1990
    • “Trademark Law Update”, Texas State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Intellectual Property Law, June, 2013
    • “Trademark Law Year in Review”, The Center for American and International Law’s 2012 Institute for Law and Technology, November, 2012
    • “A View from the Boardroom – Presenting a Counterfeit Case for Criminal Enforcement”, ABA’s Third Annual Institute on Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, October, 2009
    • “Navigating the PTO”, AIPLA Trademark Bootcamp, June, 2009
    • “Complexities of Multi-Jurisdictional Protection”, INTA International Trademark Basics, December 2007
    • “Trademark Law Update”, State Bar of Texas’ 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Seminar, March 2007
    • “Trademark Law Update”, Houston IPLA 21st Institute on Intellectual Property Law, 2005
    • “Domestic and International Trademark Strategies and Management”, AIPLA Spring Meeting, Philadelphia, 2005
    • “Recent Developments in Trademark Law,” 42nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, Institute for Law and Technology and The Center for American and International Law, 2004
    • “Trademark Update - Domain Disputes, Dilution, and Other Issues,” 18th Annual Computer and Information Law Institute, 2003
    • “Trademark Case Law Update,” State Bar of Texas’ 15th Annual Intellectual Property Law Seminar, March 2002
    • Co-author, “Texas Practice Guide: Business Transactions,” West Group 2001 - 2005
    • “Domain Name Disputes,” 15th Annual Computer and Information Law Institute, September 2001
    • “Trademark Case Law Update,” State Bar of Texas’ 14th Annual Intellectual Property Law Seminar, March 2001
    • “Trademark Law Update,” Southwestern Legal Foundation Annual Institute on Patent Law, November 2000
    • “Electronic Commerce and On-Line Sales,” Strasburger & Price, LLP Corporate Counsel Series, Spring 1999
    • “Internet Domain Names,” PLI’s 18th Annual Institute on Computer Law, 1998
    • “Emerging Issues Involving The Internet,” State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section Seminar, 1998
    • “Practice Before The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Intellectual Property Seminar, 1997

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College, 1977
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    13355 Noel Road
    Suite 1350
    Dallas, TX 75240

    Phone: 214-206-4301

    Fax: 214-206-4330

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