Insights: News Kilpatrick Townsend’s Intellectual Property Receives Extensive National and International Acclaim

ATLANTA (August 5) — Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is thrilled to announce that once again the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Department has received broad recognition this year from some of the world’s most prestigious legal rankings. Leading the long list of accolades is the firm being named Americas IP Firm of the Year” the by Managing Intellectual Property. Kilpatrick Townsend is one of the select firms in the country ranked at the highest level in top IP rankings for: The Best Lawyers in America 2023, U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms”, Chambers USA 2022,  Managing Intellectual Property 2022, World Trademark Review 1000 2022, Legal 500 US 2022, and Who’s Who Legal.

Kilpatrick Townsend’s top tier IP accolades in 2022 and 2023 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®. This is the tenth-consecutive year the firm has earned this prestigious recognition. In total, the firm has 27 attorneys recognized for Trademark Law and 40 attorneys recognized for Litigation – Intellectual Property.

U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
Kilpatrick Townsend was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Litigation - Intellectual Property in the 2022 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
Kilpatrick Townsend was ranked Band 1 for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (USA Nationwide) in the 2022 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 Americas IP Firm of the Year” and named its trademark practice as the U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year for the fourth time in seven years at the 17th annual 2022 Managing IP Americas Awards.

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 Jennifer Arkowitz as one of the Top 250 Women in IP”. Kilpatrick Townsend also had 31 attorneys named to Managing IP Stars 2022.

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000
The firm was awarded a Gold Level ranking—the highest ranking available—by the 2020 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, including rankings in California, Georgia, North Carolina, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm was one of only 14 firms ranked in China and SARs | China: Foreign, and the only Gold Level U.S. National firm ranked in this geographic market.

Additionally, 27 of the firm’s lawyers were recognized as leading trademark practitioners. Partners Bill BrewsterTed Davis, and Lisa Pearson were ranked among the top attorneys nationally for enforcement and Litigation. Mr. Davis was ranked among the top attorneys nationally for prosecution and strategy.

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 2022 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 named a 2022 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 44 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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