Alston & Bird has been recognized once again as a global leader in trademark law in the 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.
Alston & Bird earned two state rankings and four individual lawyer rankings in this year’s report.
Ranked states are:
- North Carolina, where the firm received a gold ranking and is described by the publication as follows: “Alston & Bird has carefully cultivated its foreign network and excels at getting the best out of local counsel. Making light work of expansive prosecution and enforcement briefs while demonstrating cutting-edge expertise on social media and internet issues, brand licensing and much more, the firm supports clients in many meaningful ways."
- Georgia, where the firm was ranked silver. As highlighted in the report: “Major brand owners speak of Alston & Bird’s trademark lawyers as integral members of their own teams, which attests to their utility, quality of service, and relationship focus.”
The ranked attorneys are:
- David Stewart, who earned a gold ranking, and Nadya Sand, ranked bronze, both based in the firm’s Atlanta office. Stewart is highlighted as “an elite counsellor and litigator who protects many well recognized brands to the hilt; one high-profile patron is Chick-fil-A, for which he advises on international trademark protection and conducts extensive enforcement. Working alongside him on this – and in support of NASCAR, Hilton and other prestigious names – is Nadya Sand, who is warmly recommended as a ‘proactive and responsive lawyer’ and a ‘super-creative problem solver.’ She lights up any room she walks into and makes things enjoyable and fun, energizing those she works with both within and outside her firm; she also never fails to impress with her immediate recall of trademark regulations and laws in any number of countries.”
- Jason Rosenberg, who earned a silver ranking and is based in the firm’s Atlanta office. He is described by the publication as a “lawyer who elevates the firm in the minds of top-dollar brands; he brings strong leadership, having recently assumed the position of trademark and copyright practice chair. His valuable intangible qualities include an inquisitive mind and outstanding communication skills. In his capacity as a litigator, he’s scored some major wins recently – including a significant First Amendment victory for National Geographic in which the District of Colorado dismissed, with prejudice, a suit by plaintiff Marty Stouffer, who claimed infringement of his trademark WILD AMERICA by several National Geographic program titles."
- Larry Jones, who earned a silver ranking and is based in the firm’s Charlotte office. He is highlighted in the report as “a naturally talented advocate who litigates with poise. He enforces the rights of Vineyard Vines internationally and has recently managed several counterfeiting cases in Caribbean territories.”
Now in its 12th 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.