Zach Oubre focuses his practice on intellectual property law, including trademark, copyright, patent, licensing, unfair competition, Internet law, and trade secret law, as well as the resolution of disputes involving intellectual property assets. Since joining McAfee & Taft in 2011, he has assisted in intellectual property suits involving trademark, patent, and copyright infringement as well as trade secret litigation. Zach has also assisted in trademark searches and infringement evaluations as well as preparing numerous trademark office action responses and participated in trademark opposition proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Zach’s practice also includes the representation of licensors and licensees in various intellectual matters, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts, as well as the representation of employers in drafting employment agreements to protect various intellectual property interests.
Outside of the intellectual property arena, Zach has represented clients in a broad range of commercial disputes and defended employers and management exclusively in employment matters. A portion of his practice remains devoted to complex commercial litigation and arbitration.
Zach has been interviewed by The Oklahoman, served as a guest legal columnist for The Journal Record business newspaper, and been a contributing writer to EmployerLINC.com, a law blog dedicated to employers and workplace issues.
Zach graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. As a law student, he was the recipient of numerous honors, including the Nathan Scarritt Prize for the highest academic standing in his class and American Jurisprudence Awards in Civil Procedure II, Constitutional Law, Contracts, International Business Transactions, Patent Law, Property, Oil and Gas, Trial Techniques, Water Law, and Wills and Trusts.
While attending law school, Zach interned with the University of Oklahoma Office of Legal Counsel and worked on numerous litigation matters concerning the university. Before joining McAfee and Taft, Zach also worked for Cox Communications for five years as a sales manager while earning his undergraduate degree in economics from the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.