Clark Cowley


Clark Cowley has over 30 years’ experience advising companies, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals in copyright, trademark, and other Intellectual Property matters. He enjoys working with the creative and innovative side of business, as well as being involved early in the process to better protect creative works, and he seeks practical business solutions when possible.

His experience encompasses assisting clients in the United States and abroad in a wide range of industries and professions; these include furniture and home decorative accessories, athletic and equestrian products and services, Christian ministries, computer technology, education and entertainment, energy services, financial services, healthcare, and hospitality services.

Awards & Recognitions

AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell®: Preeminent™

Recognized as a Top Attorney in Fort Worth, Texas – The City’s Magazine for the years 2002 – 2022 for Intellectual Property.

Recognized as a Top Attorney by 360 West Magazine 2018 to present

Areas of Practice


  • Copyrights
    • Registration
    • Licensing
    • Assignments & Transactions
    • Computer Program Registration with Protection of Trade Secrets in Code
  • Trademarks
    • Searches
    • Registration
    • Licensing
    • Assignments & Transactions
  • Trade Secret Protection



  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Contracts & Commercial Transactions
  • Franchises & Franchising
  • Shareholder, Equity Holders, Employment Agreements

Associations & Memberships

Tarrant County Bar Association

Life Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation

Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation





"This man is probably the go-to attorney on all things intellectual property in the country. I have hired Mr. Cowley several times. He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and professional. I cannot recommend him more highly."

Dawn Fotopulos, New York, NY


  • JD Baylor University School of Law (1988)
  • BBA Abilene Christian University (1985)

Bar Admissions, Practice Agencies

  • Texas Bar (1988)
  • US Patent & Trademark Office

Whitaker Chalk represented a privately held animal pharmaceutical company

Vernon Rew, Tom Brandon, Clark Cowley, Tim Harvard, Rick Sanchez, Jessica Lavely, and Tave Parker Doty represented a privately held...

Vernon Rew and Clark Cowley represented a company headquartered in The Woodlands

Vernon Rew and Clark Cowley represented the founder and a principal shareholder of a company headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas...

Whitaker Chalk proudly announces 29 of 36 attorneys selected as “2017 Top Attorneys”

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 29 of our 36 attorneys have been selected as "2017 Top Attorneys in Tarrant...

Copyright Owners Now Have Duty to Consider “Fair Use” Before Issuing Takedown Notice

The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion has ruled that copyright owners—before issuing takedown notices under the Digital Millennium...

Clark Cowley Comments on Recent EU Court Trademark Ruling

The EU General Court has ruled that the Principality of Monaco cannot register “Monaco” as a trademark. Citing the notoriety of...