Alicia Grahn Jones

WTR Research

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 - Individuals

Kilpatrick Townsend demonstrates abundant thought and practice leadership in trademark and copyright law, and makes virtually unmatched resources available to clients, which have collectively tasked it with the management of 65,000 trademark registrations globally. Constantly in the thick of things on the contentious front, the firm has some of the most eloquent and persuasive litigators in the game, too – several whom are stationed in Atlanta. The top name on the fight card is William Brewster, who is regularly called on to tackle big-ticket competitor cases. He has recently been defending Delta Airlines in a complaint filed by American Airlines alleging infringement of its various FLAGSHIP trademarks; and acting for Polaroid in a suit brought by Fujifilm challenging Polaroid’s rights in the white rectangular border that surrounds its instant film. Alongside him on these high-exposure matters is Charles Henn, who has also been busy representing adidas in multiple litigation and enforcement matters together with Charles Hooker. Both Henn and Hooker are on a roll right now, cementing their reputations as people with whetted trial skills but who resolve disputes, rather than just fighting them. Other repositories of trust when the chips are down include Judith Powell, a discerning choice for disputes involving online issues; senior counsel Christopher Bussert, who has made a major impact on many occasions by securing permanent injunctions – often in disputes arising from licensing relationships; Tywanda Harris Lord, a lawyer with a deep strategic playbook born of diverse experience; and James Trigg, whose advocacy skills are sharpened by extensive deal negotiation experience. Many of these lawyers also engage extensively in the firm’s prosecution, portfolio management and counselling practice, linchpins of which include Alicia Grahn Jones, Christine James and Olivia Maria Baratta. Jones oversees global clearance and filing projects with great poise, efficiency and organisation; James is a font of insight and analysis on international trademark law; and Baratta designs fool-proof strategies that leverage her disputes know-how. The coverage of Kilpatrick Townsend would not be complete without mentioning Theodore Davis and Miles Alexander, two of the most celebrated trademark names in the country. “Ted is the smartest lawyer you’ll ever meet, but very practical, too. He cares deeply about his clients.” “Miles can always find amazing solutions and is a creative and inspirational lawyer.”

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