Meredith K. Lowry

Meredith's intellectual property practice centers around retail products, which isn’t surprising with the world’s largest retailer in our backyard.


Professional Experience

Meredith Lowry’s practice principally involves various aspects of intellectual property, including patent litigation, trademark litigation, and computer technology. Since 2005, she has assisted a variety of inventors from individual entrepreneurs to large companies in their efforts to obtain patent, trademark, and copyright protection and has also worked with such clients to protect those assets and defend against allegations of infringement. Lowry assists clients in the transfer and licensing of rights of intellectual property, including technology transfer agreements and due diligence, as well as in trademark prosecution and patent prosecution. Lowry is a registered patent attorney and before joining the firm she was a partner at Smith Hurst.

Some of Lowry’s more recent experience includes:

  • Drafting and preparing legislation protecting publicity rights for Arkansas residents.
  • Serving as intellectual property counsel for a leading Southern lifestyle brand.
  • Serving as intellectual property counsel for numerous start-up companies in various fields, including retail, social media and consumer packaged goods.

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.

Recognition

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 is included in the 2018 and 2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® in Patent Law.

Community Involvement

Lowry is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association (Intellectual Property Committee).

An active volunteer in Northwest Arkansas, Lowry lends her time to the following committees and organizations: the Artinfusion council for Crystal Bridges, the development committee for the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA, the Arkansas Arts and Fashion Forum board of directors, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Blondes vs. Brunettes Flag Football team as co-captain, the Fayetteville Leadership planning committee, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Soup Sunday committee in NWA, the American Diabetes Association planning committee for the Kiss a Pig Gala, the Mercy Hospital planning committee for their annual charity ball, the planning committee for the Scott Family Amazeum annual gala, the NWA Tech Council, and the planning committee for the NWA Tech Summit as co-chair. She was also selected as a member of Leadership Arkansas Class XII, a program of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Lowry is a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics for the Arkansas Small Business Technology Development Center.


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