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Matt Braunel


St. Louis
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Matt is looked to for his thorough understanding of his clients' business goals. He tailors his advice and strategies to each client's needs.

Matt litigates all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets. Matt has also developed a brand protection practice that incorporates different forms of intellectual property to combat piracy and counterfeiting. He is a registered patent attorney who practices before the Federal District Courts, Federal Appeals Courts, International Trade Commission, the Patent and Trademark Office, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States. Representing businesses and organizations of all sizes, Matt provides practical and cost-effective strategies to protect their valuable assets.

Matt was recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings) for patent litigation in St. Louis. Held in high regard by clients and peers, a client noted in Lexology Client Choice that, "Mr. Braunel is one of the top trademark practitioners not only in Missouri, but in the United States, and is a valuable asset to all corporate counsel."

Matt holds degrees in chemistry and mathematics, and completed graduate-level course work toward a doctoral degree in radiopharmaceutical chemistry before attending law school.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Subleasing and false advertising: How trademark law can help property managers

PACid sues major financial institution for patent infringement for user authentication technology

AuthWallet sues financial transaction industry for patent infringement

Supreme Court Upholds, but Narrows, Assignor Estoppel

UAV patent battles wage on

Delivering a false impression: Postmates faces unfair competition allegations

Controlling the airspace: Dogfight begins over defined airspace patents

In new litigation, Amazon takes a stronger stance on counterfeit products


Substantial changes to trademark and copyright law tucked away in recent stimulus package

Amazon and U.S. IPR Center announce “Operation Fulfilled Action”


TC Rewind: 2013 - Building Brand Integrity and Countering Counterfeits

Building Brand Integrity and Countering Counterfeits


"Media Privacy and Related Law";
LDRC 50-State Survey 2002-2003, 2002

"Survey of Missouri Employment Privacy Law";
2002 LDRC 50-State Survey of Employment Libel and Privacy Law, 2002

"Permutation and Combination; How much is enough?";
St. Louis Lawyer, December 5, 2001

Contributor, “Rhodium-105 Complexes with Tetrathioether Ligands: Potential Radiotherapeutic Agents”;
Proceedings of the XIth International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry, Uppsala, Sweden, June 15-19, 1997