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Chris Schwegmann


Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst

Chris Schwegmann is a partner at Dallas-based Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst, where he focuses his practice on intellectual property. He has been recognized on the Texas “Super Lawyers” list for his work in business litigation and intellectual property. Chris was named by D Magazine among the “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Intellectual Property” for 2015 and 2016.

After nearly 20 years of winning “unwinnable” cases, Chris has made a name for himself as one of the go-to trial lawyers in Texas for business disputes, with an emphasis on claims involving intellectual property. He also tries trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, antitrust, and other business cases. His clients include software, technology, manufacturing, professional services, agricultural, cosmetics, and health care companies, among others.

Chris began his legal career as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City, one of the premier law firms in the country. He returned to Texas and joined LPHS in 2005, was elected partner in 2008, and became the firm’s Managing Partner in 2022.

A San Antonio native, Chris received undergraduate degrees in English and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from Southern Methodist University in 1997, followed by a year-long Coro Fellowship in public affairs in St. Louis. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2001. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Joe Kendall and the Honorable Sam A. Lindsay of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Chris is licensed in Texas and New York.

Chris lives in Oak Cliff near downtown Dallas with his wife Shelbi, who is also a lawyer, their three kids, and two ill-behaved rescue dogs.

Recent Articles by Chris Schwegmann

Laughable Moments: When Trademark Holders are Overprotective

Attorneys and non-attorneys love to make fun of these overly aggressive and unreasonable cease and desist letters. Online, a well-written and funny response can go viral, bringing much unwanted attention to the trademark holder and undermining the purpose of endeavor… The parody website ThinkGeek launched a fake product on April Fool’s Day in 2010 called Canned Unicorn Meat. The tag line read: Pate is passe. Unicorn, the new white meat. The National Pork Board, the trade group for pork farms, owns the trademark for “the other white meat” and completely missed the joke. They penned a 12-page cease and desist letter to ThinkGeek.