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Leslie M. Darby focuses her practice on brand management, including the procurement, protection, enforcement and management of domestic and international trademark rights. She routinely conducts trademark clearance searches, prepares and prosecutes trademark applications, and manages trademark registrations in more than 35 countries. 

Ms. Darby also helps clients recover domain names from unauthorized users.  Ms. Darby has a 100% success rate in domain name dispute cases handled through Uniform Dispute Resolution Proceedings (UDRP). In addition to trademark issues, she also counsels clients on copyright, sweepstakes, and promotional law issues. She also has experience drafting various intellectual property agreements and manufacturing agreements.

Affiliations and honors


  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Top Attorney in Intellectua Property Rights Law, 360 West magazine, 2020
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2010-2011, 2014-2020
  • Top Attorney in Intellectual Property Rights Law and Technology/Virtual, 360 West magazine, 2018-2019
  • 40 Under 40 honoree, Fort Worth Business Press, 2019
  • Top 50 Woman in Law in the Dallas Region, The National Diversity Council, 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2012, 2014-2017
  • Top Attorney in Intellectual Property Law, 360 West magazine, 2017
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007
    • Baylor Law Review; Articles Editor, 2006-2007; Notes and Comments Editor, 2005-2006
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Baylor University, B.S., cum laude, 2004
  • State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Speeches & Publications
  • Speaker, Texas A&M University School of Law,  Women of Color Collective Law Students Association, October 2019
Leslie Darby Named 2019 40 Under 40 Honoree
Fort Worth Business Press