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Jordan E. Meggison-Decker


Office: 515-242-2444

Fax: 515-323-8544



Every business has Intellectual Property and every business needs to actively manage and protect its Intellectual Property. It is my job to help make sure you have the protection you need by getting to know you and your business goals and objectives.

More about me

My practice includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications, trademarks, and copyrights and I serve as co-chair of the Intellectual Property practice group.

In 2012, I received my J.D. from Drake University Law School. While in law school, I was active in the Intellectual Property Law Society, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and Drake Law Women. I also served as a Judicial Intern for Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Prior to law school, I graduated from Drake University, cum laude, in 2009, receiving my B.A. in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. While at Drake, I was an assistant to Dr. Nicole Taylor, examining biological and psychological effects of breast cancer on women/daughters. I was also active in the Delta Gamma Sorority and National Council on Youth Leadership.

Before joining BrownWinick, I was a member of the patent department at an international seed company that develops, produces and sells high-yielding corn, sorghum, sunflower, alfalfa, canola and wheat seeds. During this time, I drafted and prosecuted patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices; prepared freedom to operate opinions; drafted agreements; and advised on intellectual property rights including Plant Variety Protection rights (also known as Plant Breeders’ Rights).

I am a member of Polk County Women Attorneys, the Polk County Bar Association, and the Iowa Bar Association. In 2015, I was admitted to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a registered patent attorney and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2012.

My specialties

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Agribusiness
  • Startup
  • AgTech

Date of First Use Anywhere

June 21, 2021   There are two dates that must be specified in every trademark/service mark application. They are, the date of first use anywhere and the date Read…

Trademark Consent and Coexistence Agreements

August 24, 2020   Usually, an entity registers their trademark to prevent consumer confusion and/or unpermitted use of their valuable branding. However, due to the sheer volume of Read…

Who Owns the Intellectual Property Rights Associated with Hydroxychloroquine?

April 20, 2020   As efforts to discover new treatments for COVID-19 continue, attention has been brought upon an old drug, hydroxychloroquine.  The renewed attention follows several statements Read…

Protecting Trade Secrets During a Pandemic

March 30, 2020   In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have been forced to require employees to work remotely.  Requiring large numbers of people to work Read…

Bankrupt with Bygone Rights: Supreme Court Tackles Tough Trademark Issue

August 22, 2019 Article written by BrownWinick 2019 Summer Associate, Mackensie Graham, and BrownWinick attorney, Jordan Meggison-Decker In a recent Supreme Court case that bridged the areas of Read…

Every Business Needs to Actively Manage Its Intellectual Property

March 24, 2017 You and your neighbor have been tinkering in your garage for weeks and you are ecstatic that you have finally developed a new product…a hair Read…

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Drake University

B.A., cum laude, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, 2009


Drake University Law School

J.D., 2012


Iowa, 2012; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015

Memberships & Associations

  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    Member; Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Polk County Women Attorneys