Trademark Litigation Brand Champions
Maintaining a strong brand sometimes requires taking the fight into the courtroom. Consistently named as one of the top trademark litigation firms by leading legal and industry publications, Kilpatrick boasts the largest dedicated trademark and trade dress litigation team in the U.S. While our national reputation as trial counsel is well established, we settle the vast majority of disputes early and favorably for our clients. We employ a variety of creative strategies, such as utilizing supportive survey results and crafting streamlined case-specific proceedings, to present to qualified neutrals. When litigation is inevitable, general counsel and trademark counsel both agree that Kilpatrick is a bet-the-brand law firm for prosecuting and defending infringement and dilution actions.
Our experience taking trademark cases through entire jury trials allows us to ensure that strategic and procedural decisions made early in the case create efficiencies at the end of the case. Accordingly, we have secured favorable outcomes from the U.S. Supreme Court, nationwide federal and state appellate and trial courts, as well as in TTAB proceedings. Knowing that an effective litigation strategy begins well before filing the case, we also provide world-class e-discovery capabilities through:
- Internationally-recognized experts in both legal and operational e-discovery
- Best-of-breed technology for collection, processing, review, and analytics
- An industry-leading flat fee billing model that effectively reduces, projects and controls client e-discovery costs
We work collaboratively with our colleagues and clients to make strong strategic decisions when devising effective litigation and settlement tactics. Our attorneys take a unique approach to proving brand infringement and defending against infringement claims, including litigating non-traditional marks based on logo designs, names, signatures, letters, numbers, product shapes, packaging, and colors. Our well-established track record of trying district court cases — on the merits — to final dispositions allows us to leverage procedural mechanisms, such as notices of reliance; depositions on written questions (non-U.S.-based opponents); and the submission of third-party registrations as effective strategies
Firm Of The Year
Trademark Prosecution - United States (National)
Managing Intellectual Property (2022)
United States - National
World's Leading Trademark Professionals
World Trademark Review 1000 (2022)
total number of attorneys listed for Trademark Law U.S.
The Best Lawyers in America® 2022
Band 1 Nationally
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2022)
Law Firm of the Year
Litigation - Intellectual Property
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® (2022)
Insights View All
Primary Contacts View All
While we are pleased to have you contact us by telephone, surface mail, electronic mail, or by facsimile transmission, contacting Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP or any of its attorneys does not create an attorney-client relationship. The formation of an attorney-client relationship requires consideration of multiple factors, including possible conflicts of interest. An attorney-client relationship is formed only when both you and the Firm have agreed to proceed with a defined engagement.
DO NOT CONVEY TO US ANY INFORMATION YOU REGARD AS CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL A FORMAL CLIENT-ATTORNEY RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.
If you do convey information, you recognize that we may review and disclose the information, and you agree that even if you regard the information as highly confidential and even if it is transmitted in a good faith effort to retain us, such a review does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could be used against you.