Margaret Niver McGann
Margaret Niver McGann is a shareholder of Parsons Behle & Latimer and focuses her practice on trademark law, including both litigation and prosecution. She has experience in trademark infringement litigation in multiple states. She has also represented clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, in licensing disputes, and in a wide array of internet-related intellectual property disputes, including UDRP proceedings.
Ms McGann assists her clients in managing trademark portfolios both locally, nationally, and internationally. She counsels clients on domestic and international brand name clearance, registration, use, and protection strategies. She files and prosecutes domestic trademark applications and, along with foreign associates, registers and maintains international trademark applications.
Ms. McGann has represented and counseled both local and national clients including In-N-Out Burger, Chick-fil-A, ClearOne Communications, inContact, Happy Day Gourmet-Pop Art Snacks, Beans & Brews, Women Moving Millions, Inc. and Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC).
The University of Texas School of Law
(J.D. 1992, with honors)
Chancellor, Keeper of the Peregrinus
Member, Order of the Coif
Member, Order of the Barristers
University of Virginia (B.A., 1988)
Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property Litigation
Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
Consistently recognized by Utah Legal Elite
Served as a law clerk to Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1992 - 1993
Selected for membership in Women's Law Network as the exclusive member in Intellectual Property in Utah.
IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2013 - 2014
International Trademark Association
(1999 - Present)
(2000 - Present)
Women Tech Council
(2007 - Present)
(2007 - 2011)
Utah Chapter ARCS Foundation
Board of Directors
(2009 - Present)
(2013 - 2014)
ARCS Foundation National Board
(2014 - Present)
Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School
Board of Trustees
(2007 - 2013)