Margaret Niver McGann

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Margaret NiverMcGann
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6761

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).


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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)

AIPLA Member
(2000 - Present)

Women Tech Council
(2007 - Present)
Advisory Board
(2007 - 2011)


Utah Chapter ARCS Foundation
Board of Directors
(2009 - Present)
Past President
(2013 - 2014)

ARCS Foundation National Board
(2014 - Present)

Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School
Board of Trustees
(2007 - 2013)




The University of Texas School of Law