In a survey released by Intellectual Property Today, Adams and Reese ranks among the Top 100 law firms for its trademark practice in the United States. This year’s list is comprised of nearly 400 law firms and individuals whose rankings are based on the number of trademark registrations issued in 2007. Intellectual Property Today focuses on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law. Its readers include professionals and industry executives, and its features emphasize developments in cutting edge technology and their effect on intellectual property law practice.
In 2007, Adams and Reese obtained 217 U.S. Federal trademark registrations compared to an average of 159 in previous years. Additionally, the firm manages more than 2,000 trademark registrations in more than 120 countries worldwide.
"Adams and Reese has worked hard to build a nationally recognized IP Team, and it is gratifying to see that hard work pay off” says Mitch Boult, a Practice Group Leader in the Nashville office. Ray Ferrera, the firm’s IP Team Leader, agrees with this sentiment. "This ranking reflects a true team effort amongst partners, associates, paralegals and staff. We are extremely grateful for everyone's hard work, and very proud of this ranking. Most importantly, we are proud of the consistent service we have been able to provide to our clients in both domestic and international markets. As we continue to grow as a team, we look forward to meeting the increased demands of our clients, as well as ‘moving up’ in the rankings in years to come.”
Adams and Reese’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Team provides a full range of legal services relating to the protection, exploitation and litigation of intellectual property rights. Team members act as outside IP counsel for an impressive list of multi-national corporations and celebrities, as well as medium-sized and start-up enterprises. Attorneys with the IP Team have experience in a wide range of matters including international trademark and domain name disputes, global branding strategies, and related availability advice. Other areas of experience include trademark registration, maintenance and monitoring; patent licensing, prosecution, and infringement matters; global branding strategies; global enforcement strategies; gray market enforcement; IP audits; licensing; franchising and due diligence; copyrights; and Internet and Cyberspace.
Adams and Reese has offices in Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Memphis, TN; Mobile, AL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA and Washington, DC. American Lawyer Magazine includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation’s top 200 firms - “The AmLaw 200.” The National Law Journal also lists the firm on the “NLJ 250” of the nation’s largest law firms.