Wade Cloud is a shareholder with the firm and has practiced law for more than thirty years. He has extensive experience handling trademark, licensing and copyright matters for his clients. Wade’s practice primarily consists of contract law and intellectual property, with a unique focus on the video game industry. Wade has been working with video game companies since 1992 and he appreciates the unique aspects of the video game industry.
Wade also represents clients in a variety of other industries, including hydraulics, travel, automotive parts, food, software development and distribution, and more. He counsels his clients on a wide range of issues, including the licensing of intellectual property, registration of trademarks, trademark opposition proceedings, the enforcement and defense of copyrights and trademarks, and the negotiation and preparation of contracts, including independent contractor agreements, software development and software distribution agreements. He maintains both domestic and foreign trademark portfolio documents for clients and provides counsel concerning website protection. In combination with the firm's corporate section, Wade provides legal advice in connection with the acquisition and sale of businesses that own intellectual property.
Wade has achieved an AV® rating, the highest peer-review rating for legal ability awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. He earned his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law, where he was selected for Baylor Law Review as the Notes and Comments Editor. He previously attended American University, where he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in 1983.
Wade is a member of the Dallas Bar Association's Commercial Law Section, the Computer Use and Technology Section, and the Intellectual Property Section. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, Computer and Intellectual Property Law Section.