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Robert Hugh Johnston III

Trademark application Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Robert Johnston

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  • State Years
    Oklahoma - OK 24 years
    Texas - TX 31 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State OK
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Trademark application
    50%
    I help clients develop value through trademarks, and in particular, I help clients with federal trademark applications.

    31 years

  2. Patent application
    40%
    I help clients develop new assets through patents, and in particular, I help clients with patent applications.

    31 years

  3. Intellectual property
    10%

THROUGH TRADEMARKS AND PATENTS, WE HELP PEOPLE AND COMPANIES CREATE VALUE AND PROTECT THEIR FUTURE.

Robert Johnston. Robert Johnston is a licensed attorney who is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has been assisting clients with trademarks for almost 30 years. He graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, where he focused on intellectual property. He also holds a M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and an engineering degree from Baylor University. He spent many years with large, national and international law firms before starting this firm. Robert is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Texas Bar Association, the Texas Bar College, the Dallas Bar Association, Licensing Executive Society (LES), the American Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Mr. Johnston is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Law section of the Dallas Bar Association and was recently voted by his peers as one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers (2020). He lives in Dallas, Texas, and has two children.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
2024

Location

Johnston IP Law, PLLC
6060 Central Expressway
Suite 500
Dallas, TX, 75206

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jennifer | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We got our Patent!
We were just issued our patent! We came to Johnston IP Law PLLC because we had a product idea that needed protection. The team was great to work with - they explained the process, the filings, the responses, and took care of everything from beginning to end. They were also cost effective. Having Johnston IP Law on our side was the best decision we could have made, and I'm thankful they will continue to be our trusted guide and resource in the years to come.
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Posted by Eric | March 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trademark Services : Non- Profit
We had a need for both a logo and name trademark. Johnston IP Law was highly responsive, very professional, and timely. They walked me through and educated me on a reasonably complicated process so that I was comfortable with the approach and associated risks. I would highly recommend their services to anyone needing to navigate trademark and/or patent matters!
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Posted by Terry | March 26, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent IP Attorney
Bob is my go-to patent and trademark attorney in Texas when I have clients who need a Texas-based IP attorney. He is known for being thorough and conscientious with those who use his services.
Posted by Seth | March 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trademark
The firm did a great job. Got results other firms did not and keep me updated throughout the process. I recommend highly.
Posted by Will Baker | March 18, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Trademark Attorney
Robert, or as I prefer to call him, Bob, is an excellent advocate for my businesses goals and has been a great asset to helping me grow and protect my brand. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a trademark or IP attorney!
Posted by Jack | March 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jack Harvard - Owner
Robert Johnston was great. He helped us solve a trademark dispute. We highly recommend!
Posted by Brandy | October 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent IP Attorney
Bob Johnston and the entire team at Johnston IP Law, PLLC has been so great to work with and extremely knowledgeable in filing our non-profits IP registration. From the beginning of the filing process to the end Bob has been incredibly professional and patient to work with. Bob was always available to answer any questions that I had and provide guidance throughout the process that would be most beneficial to our IP registration. I look forward to working with Bob for any future needs.
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Posted by Michelle | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Counsel
Triple N Ranch Winery appreciates the excellent working experience we continue to have with Bob Johnston as our trademark and intellectual property attorney. We are a first-time business owner and Bob was outstanding to work with; he was patient, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. We are grateful and feel Bob worked with us on a personal level, always safeguarding and advising our business and our team during this first year of “growing pains.” As our business continues to grow, we look forward to working with Bob Johnston and know that he will be diligent in identifying issues, handling trademark filings, and protecting our I.P.
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Posted by Maria | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service towards small business owners!
Robert Johnston has been an excellent source as legal counsel regarding my IP registration and patent submissions. It's difficult to obtain design patents in the apparel industry and through his guidance, I obtained two patents in 2015. I tried to do this on my own while starting my company. After much research and due diligence I made the decision to consult an IP legal expert. I feel lucky to have found Robert as he was straight forward and did not promise things he could not deliver. Additionally, as a small business company, registering the brand name has been a long and arduous process. A major apparel company opposed the registration of my brand due to a similar name and falling in the same product category. Mr. Johnston took immediate action and counsel me to work with the company. He made sound recommendations in order to move forward and obtain the brand name registration. His willingness to represent the small guy has made a positive impact in my obtaining two design patents and soon we will receive the brand registration. I highly recommend Robert H. Johnston, III to anyone looking for an IP attorney with great integrity and interest in helping small business owners. I will continue to use his legal services and highly recommend him to those in need of IP counsel.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder, CEO
  • Johnston IP Law, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Principal
  • Hubbard Johnston, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2022
  • Founding Member
  • R. Johnston Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Patton Boggs LLP
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Counsel
  • SNR Denton LLP
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Griggs, Bergen & Johnston LLP
  • 1999 - 2003
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University
  • MTS
  • 2004
  • Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1997
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Baylor University
  • B.S.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • 1989
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Associations

  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Council Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Registered
  • 1993 - Present
  • Licensing Executive Society, Dallas Chapter
  • Chairperson
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • 2016

Publications

  • Dallas Bar Headnotes
  • Global Patent Power on a Budget
  • 2011
  • Southern Methodist University Law Review
  • Editor
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Trademarks for the Entrepreneur
  • Working with a Trademark Attorney
  • 2016
  • Essential Law for the Entrepreneur
  • Patents for the Entrepeneur
  • 2016
  • Center for 53rd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property
  • Licensing: Boilerplate Provisions
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (12)
Endorse Robert
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is always looking out for ways to improve the value he can deliver to his clients. He is a valued member of our intellectual property community and is always an incredible resource for his peers."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob embodies what you are looking for in an intellectual property attorney - he is thoughtful, thorough, and is looking out for your best interest."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and reliable and I would trust him to handle any IP work."
Patent application Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Other
"Bob is my go-to referral partner for clients needing sophisticated patent prosecution counseling and other IP advice when the need is for an attorney in Texas."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bob is my go-to referral partner for clients needing sophisticated patent prosecution counseling and other IP advice."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Johnston is an outstanding attorney for your intellectual property needs. He provides helpful insight to the patent process, and is an advocate for his brilliant clients. If you have a creation, work, invention, etc, you Bob and his team working to help you protect your investment through the copyright, patent & trademark laws."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Rob for over 30 years. He is bright, articulate, thoughtful, always well-prepared. He is a man of the highest integrity. I recommend him without hesitation."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is able to offer clients big firm experience with small firm levels of attention."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Dallas Trademark application Lawyer Robert Hugh Johnston III
Robert Hugh Johnston III
Trademark application Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation