Meredith’s intellectual property practice centers around retail products, which isn’t surprising with the world’s largest retailer in our backyard.
Meredith Lowry’s practice principally involves acquisition and licensing of various aspects of intellectual property rights for companies working in the retail space. From the products on the shelf, the packages they go in, and the platforms they’re sold on, Meredith advises businesses on intellectual property concerns and data privacy and security matters.
As a registered patent attorney, Meredith assists a variety of inventors from individual entrepreneurs to large companies in their efforts to obtain patent, trademark and copyright protection. She also works with clients to defend against allegations of infringement and assists in the transfer and licensing of intellectual property rights. She is a frequent speaker and author in the tech and startup space, and spearheaded WLJ’s Woman-Run initiative to support woman- and minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs through networking, mentorship, education and resources.
As a certified privacy professional, Meredith routinely counsels businesses and entities with consumer and financial data on issues relating to privacy and data security. She works with clients to assess their information practices and develop privacy and security programs that comply with US and international laws.
Some of Lowry’s more recent experience includes:
As a native of Northwest Arkansas, Meredith is an active supporter of the arts and technology communities through her involvement with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Scott Family Amazeum and the Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit.
Lowry was named the 2018 Young Woman of the Year at the 20th Annual NWA Business Women’s Conference, an event hosted by the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce that attracts more than 1,300 attendees annually. In addition, she was honored as one of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s Forty under 40 in 2014. She was named a Rising Star by Mid-South Super Lawyers from 2012-2015 in the field of Intellectual Property and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America® in Patent Law since 2018.
An active volunteer in Northwest Arkansas, Lowry lends her time to the following committees and organizations: the City of Fayetteville Board of Health, First Community Bank Northwest Arkansas business board, the Interform Board, the Fayetteville Leadership planning committee, and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Soup Sunday committee in NWA. In the past, she served as a member of the Greater Bentonville Chamber Board of Directors and served as past co-chair for that organization’s NWA Tech Summit in 2017. She was also selected as a member of Leadership Arkansas Class XII, a program of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of Leadership Fayetteville Class XXVIII, a program of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.
Lowry is a frequent speaker nationally on intellectual property topics and women’s entrepreneurship.