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The 2024 edition of Legal 500 United States ranks Adams and Reese among the top-tier U.S. law firms in IP Trademarks: Litigation. Adams and Reese is one of only 32 law firms to receive this practice area recognition by the global legal ranking and referral guide.

For 33 years, the Legal 500 series has analyzed the practice area strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions across the world. Rankings are based on feedback from clients and corporate counsel, interviews with leading private practice lawyers, submissions from law firms, and a team of Legal 500 researchers.

“We are honored to be selected among the nation’s top IP trademark litigation firms by Legal 500, a longstanding ranking and referral guide that is well-known and used by corporate counsel. We greatly value our clients’ recognition of our commitment to delivering unparalleled service across the globe,” said Mitch Boult, Adams and Reese Executive Committee Member and leading member of the law firm’s Global IP Practice and Trademark Team. “We take pride in being a complete business partner to our clients from brand creation to enforcement.”

Based on the Legal 500 research, this year’s guide includes the following editorial comment, within it recognizing three leading members of the Adams and Reese Trademark Team: Boult, Maia Woodhouse, and Kristina Montanaro Schrader.

“Operating for several global brands across the retail, consumer goods, tech, and defense industries, Adams and Reese LLP is particularly well-versed in international trademark, filing, registration, and prosecution mandates. Mitch Boult spearheads the practice, drawing on his extensive experience in international trademark portfolio management. Other key contacts in the team include Maia Woodhouse, who fields a strong practice encompassing a diverse range of global IP litigation and enforcement mandates, and Kristina Montanaro Schrader, who utilizes her prior experience with the International Trademark Association and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, to assist clients with disputes against counterfeiters and trademark infringers on a global scale. All listed attorneys are based in the firm’s Nashville office.”

Adams and Reese’s award-winning Trademark Team is a subset of the law firm’s Global IP Practice, led by Edward Playfair – Nashville Partner in Charge. The Global IP Practice offers strategic counsel and representation on anti-counterfeiting, trademark, patents and copyrights, artificial intelligence, among a wide range of additional IP issues.

Adams and Reese trademark attorneys represent regional, national, and global clients, and are recognized as leaders in this area of law by national news media and legal publications, including Legal 500, IP Stars, World Trademark Review, Chambers USA, BTI, American Lawyer, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. In February 2024, World Trademark Review recognized Adams and Reese among its “Top Recommended Firms,” along with ranking Playfair, Boult, Schrader, and Haverly MacArthur among the “WTR 1000 World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.”

Adams and Reese attorneys have extensive experience before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and in leading roles with the International Trademark Association (INTA). The full range of services within Adams and Reese’s trademark practice include, but are not limited to anti-counterfeiting, digital business, privacy and data protection, franchising, distribution, IP litigation, tax-efficient IP structures, IP litigation and dispute resolution, and transactional IP.