Stephanie Schmidt

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Austin
United States
T:+1 512 536 3051
Austin
United States
T:+1 512 536 3051
Stephanie Schmidt

Stephanie Schmidt

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Biography

Stephanie is a member of the Intellectual Property Brands group. Her practice focuses primarily on trademark and copyright matters, including counseling clients on selecting and clearing trademarks, prosecuting applications for trademark registrations before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and internationally, developing and policing trademark portfolios, and preparing licensing agreements. She also counsels clients on copyright prosecution, disputes, and licensing. Stephanie also advises clients on matters pertaining to trade secrets and publicity rights. Additionally, Stephanie has experience enforcing intellectual property rights on social media platforms and other websites. Additionally, she advises on matters relating to information technology and data privacy.


Professional experience

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  • JD, with honors, The University of Texas Law School, 2017
  • BS, cum laude, Business Administration, University of Southern California, 2013

In law school, Stephanie was a Teaching Quizmaster for the Legal Research and Writing Program. She was also active in the Texas Business Law Society, the Women's Law Caucus, Texas International Law Journal, Domestic Violence Clinic, and the Texas Law Professional Development Institute: Law Firm Track Spring 2015.

  • Texas State Bar

Stephanie has experience in international prosecution and enforcement of global trademark portfolios for large multinational conglomerate corporations. She also has experience preparing trademark applications and responses to United States Patent and Trademark Office Actions for new and expanding companies. Further, she has advised clients on a range of contentious matters, including trademark oppositions, infringement litigation matters, and domain disputes under ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. 

  • "Selecting a Trademark," Trademark Boot Camp, Co-Sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association IP Law Section, the State Bar of Texas IP Section, and the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office, March 22, 2019
  • "Trademark Basics for Small Business Owners," Pflugerville Black Business Builders Annual Symposium, February 16, 2018
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas Women in IP Committee
  • Member of the State Bar of Texas Trademark Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • AmeriCorps Alumna
  • Spanish