Molly Buck Richard

Principal at Richard Law Group

Biography:

Molly has over 35 years of experience in trademark and copyright law and is consistently ranked one of the top attorneys in her field. She combines her strong legal skills with a business sense that makes her a natural choice for small and large companies alike. Molly manages worldwide trademark portfolios for major brand owners in the fields of fashion, transportation, retail products and restaurant services, among others. In addition to providing expert advice on trademark selection and protection around the world, Molly also is an experienced litigator and works with clients to develop strategies for obtaining desired business results in and out of litigation. Molly has prosecuted thousands of trademark applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and routinely handles opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In her copyright practice, Molly advises clients on copyrightable subject matter and has registered hundreds of copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office, as well as litigating numerous copyright disputes to decision. As an early practitioner in the burgeoning field of domain disputes, Molly has personally handled hundreds of such disputes for clients since the early 1990s. Her depth of knowledge in this area enables her to provide expert advice on the most appropriate resolution strategies, whether by direct contact with the domain holder, through UDRP proceedings, takedown requests or other approaches. In addition to being a sought-after trademark and copyright expert, Molly also is an experienced mediator who applies her substantive legal acumen to assist parties to resolve disputes. Her mediation experience complements her deep litigation background to uniquely position Molly to creatively analyze clients’ potential disputes with an eye toward optimum business results.

Education:

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • B.A., Austin College

Recognition and Affiliations:

  • Selected as a Super Lawyer each year since 2003 in Texas Monthly magazine
  • Named one of Texas’ Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in 2008 and 2013 through 2017 and one of Texas’ Top 100 Super Lawyers from 2013 through 2016
  • Selected as Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law for the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex in 2016 by Best Lawyers
  • AV rated in Martindale Hubbell for over 25 years
  • Past President and Founding Master of the Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn Inn of Court
  • Past President of the Texas State Bar IP Section and Dallas Bar IP Section
  • Member of the Panel of Trademark Mediators, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Life Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation