Clark Cowley


Clark Cowley represents corporations, and other business entities, entrepreneurs and individuals in matters of copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues. He enjoys having contact with the creative and inventive side of business, as well as being involved early in the process. His clients range from sporting goods to pharmacy technology to film, both here in the United States and abroad.

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

Intellectual Property
– Copyrights
– Electronic Commerce
– Electronic Payments
– Protection, Registration, Licensing, Assignments and Transactions.
– Trademarks
– Trade Secrets
Corporate & Business Law
– Asset Purchase Agreements
– Business Entity Formation
– Contracts & Commercial Transactions
– Franchises & Franchising
– Shareholder, Equity Holders, Employment Agreements

Associations & Memberships

Texas Bar Foundation

Tarrant County Bar Association

Tarrant County 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...