We manage one of the nation's largest trademark portfolios on behalf of hundreds of clients, with approximately 16,000 active files in 200 jurisdictions. The May 2011 issue of Intellectual Property Today ranked Alston & Bird 27th (out of 140) on its list of firms for trademark prosecution. Our clients are incredibly diverse, operating in fields that include banking and finance, hotels, insurance, sports and entertainment, electronics, computer software/hardware, chemicals, biotechnology, textile and consumer goods, as well as numerous other manufacturing and service industries. We help protect some of the most famous brands in the world, including AFLAC, ARBY’S, AUTOZONE, HARRAH’S, HILTON, HOMEGOODS, INVESCO, MARSHALLS, NASCAR, TIMBERLAND and T.J. MAXX.
Nearly 50 percent of Alston & Bird’s trademark practice relates to international matters. The firm has over 80 years of experience and professional relationships with intellectual property law firms around the world. We are also a member of Lex Mundi, one of the world’s leading associations of independent law firms, composed of 160 member firms with 360 offices worldwide in over 150 countries and jurisdictions. This affiliation enables us to provide clients with detailed and accurate counseling and protection for trademarks, domain names, copyrights and related intellectual property matters in any jurisdiction in the world. Our relationship with many of these foreign firms is reciprocal, which provides us with the assurance of the most immediate and expert attention available.