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Mr. Jimmy Frank Chester, JD/LL.M

Licensed for 20 years

Attorney in Dallas, TX

Practice Area: International Business Transactions, Import / Export & International Trade, Intellectual Property Protection & Enforcement 10 more areas of practice + 10 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Awards
AV Preeminent

Areas of Law

  • International Business Transactions
  • Import / Export & International Trade
  • Intellectual Property Protection & Enforcement
  • eCommerce & Internet Business
  • Business Formation & Transactions
  • Technology Transactions
  • Administrative and Public
  • Business
  • Government/Administrative
  • International
  • Litigation: Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Entertainment

Credentials

Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 1997, Texas
1998, U.S. Court of International Trade
Texas Northern District Court
US Court of International Trade
2000, District of Columbia (inactive)
Law School Attended
South Texas College of Law
Class of 1997
J.D.

University of Houston
Class of 2000
LL.M.
International Economic Law

Southern Methodist University
Class of 2002
Graduate Tax Law Work
University Attended
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Class of 1994
B.S.
Economics and Political Science, with high honors
Bar Fellowship
Dallas Bar Foundation (2010 - Present).
Texas Super Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine published in Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars Magazines (2013, 2014)
Rising Stars Under 40, by Law & Politics Magazine published in Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars Magazines (2008, 2009, 2011).
AV® Preeminent. Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell®
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (2009 - Present)
Member, Texas Bar College (2008-2010)
Alumni Ambassador Award, Texas A&M University, Commerce (1998)

Professional Activities

Founder/Director, DARN Lawyers Network, (2004-Present)

Founder/Chairman, DFW-STCL Alumni Network, (2008-2011)

Speeches

The Intersection of Trade & IP: Can Gray Market Goods Still be Imported?.. ABA IP Roundtable (Dallas) 2011

Financing Int'l. Trade, International Small Business Development Center, Ft. Worth 2010

Implementing an Effective FCPA Compliance

Program, Texas Minority Counsel

Program Annual Conference 2010

Combating Counterfeits, 47th Ann. IP Law Conf., Ctr. for Amer. & Int'l. Law, 2009

Protecting IP in International Trade, Texas Bar Assn Annual Mtg., 2009

Basic of Intellectual Property Protection, Collin County Bar Assn (Plano) 2009

Domestic vs. Int'l. Contracts, Inst. Supply Chain Mgmt. (San Antonio) 2009

Keys to Int'l. Trade Compliance, Inst. Supply Chain Mgmt. (Waco) 2008

Export Controls and Technology, DBA Computer Law Section 2008

Legal Aspect of Int'l. Trade, Ft. Worth Int'l. Center 2008 .Financing Int'l. Trade. Ft. Worth Int'l. Center 2008. Keys to Int'l. Trade Compliance. Inst. Supply Chain Mgmt. (Wichita, KS) 2008

Overview of IP Law, Professionals Roundtable of Dallas 2007

Overlap between IP and Trade Law, DBA Computer Law Section 2006

Publications

Inside the Minds: Protecting IP Rights in International Business Transactions. 2011 ed. (West, Aspatore Books 2011).

Editor, Trade & Innovation Law Blog (2010-Present).

Don't Trip Up Over TRIPS, (The Oath Magazine, September 2011).

Co-author, .Proactive Approaches to the IP Licensing Process., Intellectual Property Licensing Strategies, 2011 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Educating Clients, Drafting Licensing Agreements, and Resolving Disputes (Inside the Minds), (West, Aspatore Books 2010)

The Hits Keep Coming: Survey of the Major CBP's IP-Related Enforcement Actions in 2010? (CITBA Winter Journal 2010)

Protecting Intellectual Property. eSide Supply Management (July/Aug 2009)

Protecting IP in International Trade, (Headnotes, July 2009)

PRO-IP to Target Counterfeiters, (Texas Lawyer, Feb 2, 2009)

Chester's Practical Guide to Int'l. Trade Regulation. (Baylor Univ. Law 2008) .Comparing Int'l. & Domestic Contracts. eSide Supply Management (Fall 2008)

Editor-In-Chief, Trade & Innovation Law Update (2003-Present)

Convergence of IP and International Trade Law, (Natl. Law Jrnl. 2005)

Case Study: Potential Trademark Infringements, (Jrnl. of Bus. & Econ. Res., 2005)

In the Zone: Creating Profits Thru Savings Using FTZs, (Texas Lawyer, July 4, 2005)

Community Activities

Director, Dallas Housing Crisis Center (2008-Present)

Director, STCL Alumni Association, (2009-Present) President, Lakewood Neighborhood Association (2005-2006)

Advisor, Global Business Program, University of Dallas (2004-2006)

Advisor, Foreign Trade Institute, Univer

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  • 4.7/5.0 19 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/09/10 in International Trade

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/25/10 in Intellectual Property Rights

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/22/10 in Intellectual Property

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 02/20/10 in Intellectual Property Portfolio Management

    Jim is an excellent practitioner who provides timely and sound advice to clients. Read more

    Jim is an excellent practitioner who provides timely and sound advice to clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/02/10 in International Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/30/10 in Intellectual Property

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/30/10 in Corporate Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/30/10 in Intellectual Property Rights

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Other Corporate/Company position on 03/05/09 in Customs Law

    jim has demonstrated preeminent knowledge and, just as importantly, common sense. Read more

    jim has demonstrated preeminent knowledge and, just as importantly, common sense.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 02/24/09 in Import and Export Law

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