Alston & Bird LLP

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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Silver - Firms

The trademark and copyright practice at Alston & Bird boasts robust and comprehensive expertise in all areas of soft intellectual property. With solid international experience, the team expertly navigates global brand management and tricky disputes. Group leader Jason Rosenberg is a skilled litigator with particular abilities in battling international counterfeiting. A standout matter for Rosenberg involves a case for Rise Brewing against PepsiCo, which saw Rise secure a preliminary injunction in the Southern District of New York preventing PepsiCo from using the word “Rise” in the naming of its Mountain Dew Energy drink. The deeply experienced David Stewart brings a depth of insight in branding to his all-round IP offering. He and Nadya Sand, whom clients also look to for all-encompassing brand management and sophisticated portfolio strategy, regularly team up for the prosecution and enforcement of NASCAR’s and Chick-fil-A’s global trademark portfolios.

Gold - Firms

With deep insight into international markets, the trademark and copyright team at Alston & Bird offers expert, commercially focused IP strategy for companies in all industries. Sophisticated, well-rounded and service focused, the North Carolina team is a smart choice for good tactics and robust brand protection. Interviewees have “nothing but good things to say” about litigator and brand counsellor Larry Jones, who focuses especially on achieving solid protection for patrons in multinational markets. Clients include Invesco, whose portfolio encompasses 500 marks worldwide, Vineyard Vines and the TJX Companies.

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