Miranda Chavez

Associate Attorney

Miranda Chavez

Associate Attorney

Education

Intellectual Property

Practice Focus

Baylor Law School, Waco, TX
Juris Doctor, February 2020

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, May 2015
International Reporting & Photojournalism Specializations

Experience

Boulware & Valoir, PLLC
Trademark Attorney, August 2021 – Current

  • Filing U.S. Trademark applications, Combined Section 8&9 applications, Combined Section 8&15 applications, Statements of Use and any other filing with the USPTO. ▪ Research and drafting of responses to office actions for pending trademark applications. ▪ Working with foreign agents on filing and maintenance of all trademarks outside the U.S. ▪ Assist in drafting and review of cease and desist letters and co-existence agreements.

Baylor Law School
Business and Transactional Law Associate, April 2020 – July 2021

  • Created supporting documents and assisted in drafting an Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement for a functional but hypothetical transaction for use in 2021 The Closer transactional competition
  • Conducted legal research and prepared case summaries on recent LLC cases for publication ▪ Drafted the templates and reviewed student submissions of assignments for a Venture Capital drafting class that included MNDA’s, PIIA’s, an Equity Incentive Plan with various related award and exercises agreements, and pieces of a set of Series A financing documents

Cokinos | Young, Houston, TX
Summer Associate, Summer 2019

  • Drafted USPTO trademark registration office action responses, trademark opposition responses and motions to dismiss, and trademark litigation discovery
  • Conducted legal research on construction litigation issues and drafted responsorial memoranda
  • Drafted original complaints and motions for default judgments

PGA Tour, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Legal Department Intern, Summer 2018

  • Assisted with managing the TOUR’s trademark portfolio including licensing ▪ Worked directly with New Ventures team on a current acquisition. Tasks included due diligence document review, review of Stock Purchase Agreement, drafting of Data Protection Agreement and Marketing Contribution Agreement
  • Drafted various transactional documents such as: Letters of Agreement, Title Sponsor Agreements and Amendments, Media Services Agreements, etc.

Professional Organization Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Student Activities

  • Baylor Intellectual Property Clinic, Spring 2019
  • National Sports Law Negotiation Competition Team, Spring 2019 (Team Member) Fall 2020 (Student Coach) Baylor Law Barrister’s Society, Spring 2018 – Winter 2020
  • HNBA Moot Court Team, Winter 2017 – Spring 2018
    Sports Law Society, Founding President, Summer 2018 – Spring 2020
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University (1999)
  • M.A., Biotechnology, Columbia University (2005)
  • J.D., University of Houston (2011)