John C. Cain

J.D., Univ. of Houston

M.S., Texas A & M University

B.S., Texas A & M University

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Martindale Hubbell AV rated

John Cain handles all aspects of intellectual property counseling and transactional practice and litigation, with an emphasis on trademark portfolio management and trademark and copyright clearance, procurement, licensing and enforcement. Mr. Cain represents clients of all sizes in numerous industries, including retail consumer products, semiconductors, telecommunications, insurance, oilfield tools, electronics and financial services.

As a long-time active committees member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Mr. Cain works with an extensive, hand-picked network of trademark professionals around the world to manage international portfolios for several trademark clients.

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Professional Affiliations and Awards:
    • AV-Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • World Trademark Review 1000 – Recommended Individual (2011 – 2014)
    • Committee Member International Trademark Association (currently on Non-Traditional Trademarks Committee, formerly on Membership Services Committee, Trademark Administration Committee, and Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement Committee)
    • Who’s Who Legal — International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers (2014)
    • Texas’ Best Lawyers (Intellectual Property) – The Best Lawyers in America (2009 – 2013)
    • ALM 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in IP Law
    • Listed as an IP Star of 2014 – Managing IP’s IP Stars of 2014
    • Chosen for Euromoney’s Trade Mark Expert Guide (2014)
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Houston Bar Association
    • Houston Intellectual Property Association
    • Listed as an IP Star of 2014 – Managing IP’s IP Stars of 2014
    • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas (inactive)
    • Representative Publications and Presentations:
      • Texas Bar CLE presentation entitled “Electronic Filing of Trademark and Patent Applications, Procedures, Issues, and Developments,” Austin, Tx, March 11, 2005 (with Terril G. Lewis)
      • John C. Cain and Thomas L. Casagrande, “New Dilution Law May Offer More Uniformity,” National Law Journal, May 13, 2002
      • John C. Cain, “Castles in the Sky for Architects Who Don’t Register” National Law Journal, July 24, 2000