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J.D., 1998, Duke University School of Law
B.A., 1995, Southwestern University

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Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge

David Weston Robinson Professor of Law and McGlinchey Stafford Professor of Law
Professor of Law


Professor Lockridge teaches and writes in the area of intellectual property. Her courses include Introduction to Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property, Advanced Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Advanced Copyright Law, and Advertising Law. She is the co-author of a West casebook, Intellectual Property: Cases and Materials (4th ed. 2012), and has authored law review articles on U.S. and international trademark and copyright law and on the intersection of both copyright and trademark rights with the First Amendment right of free speech. Professor Lockridge was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2012.

Professor Lockridge graduated summa cum laude from Southwestern University, earning a B.A. in chemistry. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the Duke University School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. She served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Professor Lockridge is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as in the state of Texas.

Professor Lockridge joined the Law Center faculty in 2005. She came to LSU from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she was a visiting assistant professor during the 2004–05 academic year. From 1999–2004, she was an associate in the intellectual-property section of Thompson & Knight in Dallas, Texas. Before leaving private practice, Professor Lockridge was named one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas 2004” in a D Magazine poll.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property, Advertising Law, Advanced Trademark & Unfair Competition Law, Advanced Copyright, Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property Seminar

Selected Publications

Law Review Articles

Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, Abolishing State Trademark Registrations, 29 CARDOZO ARTS & ENT. L.J. 597 (2011).

Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, Honoring International Obligations in U.S. Trademark Law: How the Lanham Act Protects Well-Known Foreign Marks (and Why the Second Circuit was Wrong), 84 ST. JOHN’S L. REV. 1347 (2010).

Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, When is a Use in Commerce a Noncommercial Use?, 37 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 337 (2010).

Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, The Myth of Copyright’s Fair Use Doctrine as a Protector of Free Speech, 24 SANTA CLARA COMPUTER & HIGH TECH. L.J. 31 (2007).

Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, Comment: Intellectual Property in Outer Space: International Law, National Jurisdiction, and Exclusive Rights in Geospatial Data and Databases, 32 J. SPACE L. 319 (2006) (symposium).


Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, It’s 10 O’Clock . . . Do You Know Where Your Children Are on the Web?, FORT WORTH BUSINESS JOURNAL, (Jan. 2003)


Lee Ann Lockridge, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: CASES AND MATERIALS, FOURTH EDITION (Thomson Reuters, West Academic Publishing 2012) with Mary LaFrance, David Lange, Gary Myers.

Chapters in Books

Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge, Bruce Sostek, Chapter 9 – Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets, Trademarks, Copyrights, and E-Commerce, in DOING BUSINESS IN TEXAS: A GUIDE FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS DOING BUSINESS IN THE LONE STAR STATE (2003).