DyanMHouse

Dyan M. House

Biography

Dyan M. House practices in the area of intellectual property. She advises clients in a variety of industries, including restaurants, financial services, retail, consumer products, technology and oil and gas. Her domestic and international experience encompasses all facets of trademark counseling and prosecution as well as licensing, privacy and copyright.

Practice Focus

Dyan's practice centers on international and domestic brand protection. She routinely represents clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She drafts and negotiates co-existence and license agreements domestically and abroad. Dyan has represented numerous clients before the United States Patent Trademark Office, including in many opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Trademark Association (INTA) - Member of Law Firm Committee, Co-chair in Dallas Regional Competition (Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition Project Team)
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • DFW Women in IP
  • Attorneys Serving the Community

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit~United States (2013)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas~United States (2012)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas~United States (2008)
  • Texas~United States (2002)

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (J.D.) (2002)
  • University of Notre Dame (M.A.) (1998)
  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A. B.A.A.) (1996)

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Presentations

Speaker, “Best Practices for Creating and Implementing an Effective Anti-Counterfeiting Program,” USPTO Anti-Counterfeiting and The Global Marketplace, August 2017

Moderator, “#tminfringement #orisit? Hashtags as Trademarks,” National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, November 2016

Speaker, "Brand and Content Protection," Apple Briefing Room, April 2016

Publications

Author, "Non-traditional Trademarks: Louboutin's Red Sole Shoes," Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes, June 2012

Author, "Louboutin's Trademark Red Soles Not a Trademark?," State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section Newsletter, Winter 2011/2012