Lee B. Hunt


Lee Hunt focuses his practice on intellectual property, entertainment law, and general commercial litigation in state and federal court.

Mr. Hunt has managed and enforced trademark portfolios and advised clients in various industries, including media and entertainment, technology, retail, food and beverage, real estate, and education. He has counseled clients on copyright and trademark protection, clearance, registration, licensing, anti-counterfeiting and enforcement, infringement actions, trademark cancellations, oppositions, and appeals before the TTAB and in federal court.  Mr. Hunt also advises clients on IP transactional and litigation issues related to publicity rights, branded entertainment, digital rights, marketing/advertising campaigns, domain names, and software.

Prior to joining Kelly Hart, Mr. Hunt was an attorney at Brackett & Ellis in Fort Worth, Texas, and was formerly a trademark examining attorney for the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. From 2013-2014, Mr. Hunt served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Eva M. Guzman at the Supreme Court of Texas.

Mr. Hunt currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center, teaching a course on trademark prosecution. He is also a trained mediator and provides volunteer mediations with various non-profit organizations throughout Texas.

Before attending law school, Mr. Hunt served nearly eight years as a sworn officer with the Houston Police Department.

  • Managed trademark portfolio for 100+clients in a variety of industries, including entertainment, food and beverage, and education
  • Obtained favorable outcomes in Uniform Domain-name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings, trademark opposition proceedings, and trademark cancellation proceedings
  • Mediated to settlement multiple cases involving breach of contract, Sherman Act claims, and real estate matters
  • Filed DMCA takedown notices to remove thousands of counterfeit goods bearing the registered trademark of clients from online retailers
  • Developed branding and trademark strategy for several multi-million dollar companies
  • Received favorable settlements in cases in state and federal courts in Texas and California 
  • Filed hundreds of federal applications for federal trademark protection with the USPTO
  • Texas Distilled Spirits Association, Member
  • Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, Member
  • Texas Craft Brewers Guild, Member
  • Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Associate 
  • Military Service Academy Selection Committee Board Member, United States 2nd Congressional District of Texas, 2012-2018
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Member
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Lifetime Member
  • University of Houston Law Center Admissions Committee Member, 2011-2013
  • General and Family Mediator trained through the University of Houston Law Center
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center Volunteer
  • Volunteer Mediator for Dispute Resolution Service of North Texas, Tarrant County
  • Best Lawyers®, Dallas/Fort Worth-Ones to Watch, U.S. News & World Report, 2024
    • Entertainment and Sports Law
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2021-2023
    • Entertainment Law
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2023
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Top Attorneys, Fort Worth Magazine, 2021-2023
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2013 
  • Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government and Public Service Master of Public Service and Administration, 2017
  • Texas State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2005
  • State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • State Bar of New York, 2022
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Speaker, “Trademarks & Branding: A Discussion of Trademark Issues Unique to the Craft Beer Industry,” Texas Craft Brewers Guild Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Houston, July 2023
  • Speaker, “Trademark Registration and Common Pitfalls,” Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association’s Annual Conference, San Marcos, February 2023
  • Interview, “What’s in a Trademark? Plenty,” Fort Worth Report, May 3, 2022
  • Speaker, Patents, Trademarks, and a Cup of Joe, Fort Worth Entrepreneurship Week, November 2021
  • Speaker, Sense You’ve Been Gone: An Update on the Protection for Sensory Marks at the PTO, Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, January 2021
  • Speaker, Trademark Registrations and Why They Matter for EVERY Client, Texas Young Lawyers Association, January 2021
  • Speaker, Bud Branding: The Intersection of Trademark Law and Marijuana Goods/Services, Tarrant County Bar Association, November 2020
  • Speaker, Trademark Boot Camp: I’ve Got My Trademark, Now How Do I Protect It?, Texas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, June 2020
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2021-2023