Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend's Intellectual Property Continues to Receive Extensive National and International Acclaim     

ATLANTA (August 8) — Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP once again announces that the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Department has received broad recognition this year from the world’s most prestigious legal rankings. Kilpatrick Townsend is one of select firms in the country ranked at the highest level in top IP rankings for: The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms”, Chambers USA,  Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review 1000, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.

Kilpatrick Townsend’s top tier IP accolades from the past 12 months include:

The Best Lawyers in America®

Kilpatrick Townsend was recognized as the Top-Listed Firm in the nation for the total number of attorneys listed for Trademark Law by Best Lawyers®  in its 2024 edition. This is the 11th consecutive year the firm has earned this prestigious recognition. In total, the firm has 23 attorneys recognized for Trademark Law and 40 attorneys recognized for Litigation – Intellectual Property. Four of the firm’s intellectual property attorneys (Charles Calkins, Ted Davis, Steve Gardner, and Charlie Henn) each “Lawyer of the Year” honors for their practice specialty in their geographic region.

US News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Kilpatrick Townsend was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Trademark Law in the 2023 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms.” The designation is based on law firms' overall performance in a given practice area and represents a significant showing in the research process. Only one firm is recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” in a given practice area each year. The firm’s National Tier 1 rankings include, Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law.

Chambers and Partners USA

Kilpatrick Townsend was ranked Band 1 for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (USA Nationwide) in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm also received Band 1 rankings for IP in Colorado, Georgia, and North Carolina.

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property honored Kilpatrick Townsend as the U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year for the second year in a row and fifth time in eight years at the 18th annual 2022 Managing IP Americas Awards. Overall, the firm won five awards in the U.S. category sharing the title for most wins with only one other firm.
In addition to “U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year”, Kilpatrick Townsend took home hardware for:

•      Wab Kadaba: “Litigator of the Year for Georgia.”
•      “U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year for the West.”
•      “U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year for the South.”
•      “U.S. Patent Disputes Firm of the Year for the South.”

The firm is one of only two firms that received Tier 1 ranking for U.S. National, in Trademark Prosecution, Copyright & Related Rights, and Trademark Contentious categories. 

Kilpatrick Townsend also received the highest rankings for Copyright, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution in California and for Copyright, Trademark Contentious, and Trademark Prosecution in New York.

In addition, Managing Intellectual Property recognized firm partner Ty Lord as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP.” Kilpatrick Townsend also had 31 attorneys named to Managing IP Stars 2023.

World Trademark Review 1000

The 2023 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals once again awarded the firm with gold-level recognition for its U.S. national practice and for several U.S. states.

The WTR recognized Kilpatrick Townsend with high rankings in 
California,GeorgiaNorth CarolinaNew York, and Washington, D.C. In addition, the firm is ranked in China and SARs | China: Foreign—the only gold-level U.S. national firm ranked in this geographic market. Kilpatrick Townsend is also recommended with a select number of firms as an International Firm.

A record number of Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys achieved individual rankings. Partners Bill BrewsterTed Davis, and Lisa Pearson were named among the leading attorneys nationally for enforcement & litigation, and Mr. Davis was also listed among the top attorneys nationally for prosecution and strategy. Overall, the 31 Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys ranked places the firm among the leaders globally for ranked individuals.

Legal 500 US

The firm has received Tier 1 rankings nationally for Trademarks: Litigation and Trademarks: Non-Contentious (including Prosecution, Portfolio Management, and Licensing) in the 2023 edition of Legal 500 US, an annual, comprehensive, research-based analysis of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions around the world.

Who’s Who Legal

Lisa Pearson was once again named a Global Elite Trademark Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal. Ms. Pearson, a partner in the firm’s New York office, is one of only five U.S. attorneys who received this incredible honor. There were only 39 attorneys worldwide named to this prestigious list.

Kilpatrick Townsend’s attorneys have led the charge with many of the world’s most prominent brands to expand into new markets, grow new product categories, distribute through new channels, and maximize the value of their IP portfolios. Strategic IP management continues to be one of the key challenges faced by businesses today. The firm’s clients have an innovative and unified team that appreciates and prioritizes the value of IP protection in the current marketplace.



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