Chris Stewart


500 S Taylor, Suite 900, Amarillo, Texas 79101 | (806) 358-8116

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Practice Areas

Trademark | Copyright | Trade Secrets | Intellectual Property  | Computer and Internet Law | Publishing |Rights of Publicity and Privacy

Trademark - File federal, state, and international trademark registrations and renewals. Draft and negotiate trademark licensing agreements, royalty agreements, consent and concurrent use agreements, and franchise agreements. Draft and respond to cease and desist letters. Prosecute and defend trademark infringement claims, trademark litigation, and Trademark Trial and Appeal (TTAB) oppositions and cancellations. Draft trademark assignments.

Copyright - File U.S. copyright registrations (images, music and literary works). Draft and negotiate copyright licensing agreements, royalty agreements, and work made for hire agreements. Prosecute and defend copyright infringement claims and copyright litigation.

Trade Secrets - Draft non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements. Draft and negotiate non-compete agreements. Draft communications, computer and internet policies and agreements for employers. Draft and negotiate exclusive territory and license agreements. Prosecute trade secret theft litigation.

Intellectual Property - Perform business-wide intellectual property audits. Draft and negotiate patent license agreements. Conduct due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Handle IP holding company transactions.

Computer and Internet Law Litigation - Draft website terms and conditions, end user license agreements, software, website and mobile phone application development agreements, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notices. Obtain domain name and Trademark Clearinghouse registrations. Draft domain name transfer agreements. Handle domain name arbitrations and litigation.

Publishing - Draft and negotiate traditional, self-publishing, and digital publishing contracts.

Rights of Publicity and Privacy - Draft model and talent releases. Handle right of publicity and misappropriation litigation.



J.D. with honors – University of Nebraska 1996

B.A. magna cum laude – West Texas A&M University 1992


Texas, 1999

Kansas, 1997 (inactive)

Missouri, 1996

Reported Cases:

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. v. Petkin, Inc., 91217064 (TTAB 2016)
Tayama v. RIOM Corporation, 2012 WL 556007 (N.D. Tex. 2012).
Wilkins v. Wilkins, 2009 Tex. App. LEXIS 6243 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2009)
In re N&T Specialty Welding & Mfg., 2008 WL 5050301 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 2008, orig. proceeding)
In re: Myers, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 1128 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2006)
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. v. Meyer, 190 S.W. 3d 149 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2005)
Spectrum Vision Systems, Inc. v. Spectera, Inc., 35 F. Supp. 2d 797 (D. Kan. 1998)
National Cable Television Co-op v. Viacom International, 37 F. Supp. 2d 1266 (D. Kan. 1998)
Hale v. Roberson, 1998 LEXIS 13316 (W.D. Mo. 1998)

Work History:

Partner – Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, LLP Amarillo, TX 2012-present

Sole Shareholder – Law Office of Chris Stewart, P.C., Amarillo, TX 2006-2012

Partner – Gwinn & Roby, LLP, Amarillo, TX 2003-2006 (became Partner in 2006)

Associate – Gibson, Oschner & Adkins, LLP, Amarillo, TX 2001-2003

Attorney – Brown & Fortunato, PC, Amarillo, TX 1999-2001

Associate, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP, Kansas City, MO 1996-1999

Professional Memberships and Associations:

State Bar of Texas (Member, Intellectual Property Law, Computer and Technology, and Litigation Sections)

American Intellectual Property Law Association

The Missouri Bar

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Amarillo Area Bar Association

Lubbock County Bar Association


Named Top 20 Under 40 by Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, 2009

AV® Peer Review rating by the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Named to the Texas Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in Texas for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list. Rising Stars is a Thomson Reuters Business

Order of the Coif

Nebraska Law Review, member

Community Involvement:

Entrepreneur support volunteer work through regular talks at Small Business Development Centers throughout West Texas

Trinity Fellowship Church; Life Group Leader

West Texas A&M University Enterprise Center, Advisory Board

Enterprize Challenge, Judge (2008, 2009)


Born in Ulysses, Kansas, October 24, 1969. Chris and his wife, Melanie, have four children: Lance, Logan, Kiara and Payton. Chris enjoys martial arts training but he isn’t very good at it. He’s like the “Rudy” of martial arts – great attitude but not much natural talent