Press Release February 18, 2021

Alston & Bird Earns Broad Recognition in 2021 World Trademark Review 1000

Alston & Bird has once again been recognized as a global leader in trademark law in the 2021 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Alston & Bird earned state rankings in both North Carolina and Georgia, and for the first time all five of the group’s partners earned individual rankings.

In North Carolina, the firm received a gold ranking. In discussing the practice, the WTR 1000 noted that “Alston & Bird keeps its productive US and international trademark practices firing on all cylinders and is great to connect with on all aspects of worldwide brand protection and enforcement. The firm’s dedicated trademark and copyright group is comprised of down-to-earth, collaboratively minded lawyers who take personal pride in their work and go the extra mile to satisfy clients.”

The firm was ranked silver in Georgia. As highlighted in the report: “Alston & Bird’s trademark and copyright group collaborates seamlessly with hand-picked associates worldwide to make global portfolio management, enforcement and strategic brand development a breeze for multinationals.” 

The ranked attorneys are:

  • David Stewart, who earned a gold ranking, and Nadya Sand, ranked bronze, are based in the firm’s Atlanta office. The publication noted that “Stewart provides strong leadership to the group and sets the standard of excellence when it comes to both counselling and litigation. Sand – who debuts in the WTR 1000 this year – is a fine do-it-all trademark practitioner: she crosses the contentious/non-contentious divide without missing a beat and brings expertise in areas such as advertising and social media to the mix.” 
  • Jason Rosenberg, with a silver ranking and based in the firm’s Atlanta office, is described by the publication as a “highly rated litigator with a sterling track record in high-stakes suits – Jason Rosenberg is an engine of Alston & Bird’s trademark practice.”
  • Larry Jones and Michele Glessner, both of whom are based in the firm’s Charlotte office, earned silver rankings. They are highlighted in the report as follows: “Seasoned enforcer and counsellor Jones is well known for his easy charm and wit, as well as profound trademark law expertise. He has the insight to give yes or no answers and is appreciated for his practical advice. A pathfinder on global prosecution and strategy, Glessner stays the course in challenging jurisdictions where it can feel like the trademark system is working against you.”


Now in its 11th year, the World Trademark Review 1000 is an annual guide published by World Trademark Review honoring the top law firms and lawyers working on trademark prosecution and enforcement matters.

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