Insights: News For Second Year in Row, Managing IP Names Kilpatrick Townsend U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year

Firm Wins 5 Awards at 18th Annual Ceremony in New York

ATLANTA (May 1) - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) named the firm “U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year” at the 18th annual “Managing IP Americas Awards”, held in New York on April 27th. This is the second year in a row and the fifth time in eight years that Kilpatrick Townsend has been honored with this recognition. 

Overall, the firm won five awards in the U.S. category sharing the title for most wins with only one other firm.
In addition to “U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year”, Kilpatrick Townsend took home hardware for:

Wab Kadaba: “Litigator of the Year for Georgia.”
“U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year for the West.”
“U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year for the South.”
“U.S. Patent Disputes Firm of the Year for the South.”

The annual Managing IP Awards are presented to firms, individuals, and companies behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international IP market. The Managing IP Awards program is the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. Now in its 18th year, the program covers several IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions. 

Each year, research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners, and their clients through interviews, email, and online surveys. Firms and in-house teams complete their respective research forms. The research for the IP STARS rankings and the Managing IP Awards program is rigorous and impartial. There is no fee to pay to participate in the research. The awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP, and no firm or individual can pay to influence the results. 

Managing IP launched its awards program in 2006. The ceremony attracts hundreds of guests and is regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. 

Kilpatrick Townsend, with more than 125 lawyers specializing in trademark, copyright, and advertising law, recently announced a slew of other top-tier honors recognizing the Trademark & Copyright Team, including: 

Kilpatrick Townsend Once Again Earns Gold Level Rankings from World Trademark Review.
Kilpatrick Townsend Once Again Receives Top National Trademark Rankings from “Managing IP STARS.”
Kilpatrick Townsend’s Ty Lord Named One of Managing IP’s “Top 250 Women in IP.

The firm recently learned that it is shortlisted by Chambers USA as its “2023 IP Law Firm of the Year.” The winner will be announced in June. 

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