Kilpatrick Townsend’s reputation for Intellectual Property excellence provides access to work for clients developing some of the most surprising and revolutionary ideas, products and designs.  We are hired by the world’s most innovative technology companies, not merely for our size and breadth of technical expertise but, increasingly, for our ability to solve their most pressing business problems and to protect their most valuable IP.

Kilpatrick Townsend earned national first-tier ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 “Best Law Firms” in Advertising Law, Biotechnology Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Technology Law, and Trademark Law. Additionally, the firm was selected “Law Firm of the Year” for Litigation – Intellectual Property in 2019.

Kilpatrick Townsend received national and regional recognition at Managing IP‘s 2019 Americas Awards including U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year, Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (US-South), Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year (US-South), Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (US-Northeast). The firm was also awarded with Impact Case of the Year for its work on the adidas America vs. Skechers USA case.

Intellectual Property Department

  • Electronics & Software
  • Chemistry & Life Sciences
  • Mechanical & Medical Devices
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trademark & Copyright
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    Law Firm of the Year

    Litigation – Intellectual Property

    U.S. News & World Report (2019)

    Tier 1 (Us National)

    Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious, and Copyright & Related Rights

    Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars (2019)


    Yori Burch

    Trade Dress Dispute


    Partnering with in-house counsel, Kilpatrick Townsend successfully settled a high-profile trade dress dispute for longtime client and women’s high-fashion brand Tory Burch. More than 300 IP attorneys strong, the firm played a critical role in developing the eponymous fashion brand’s short- and long-term IP strategies, making our insights into the case invaluable. As such, we continue to advise the brand and collaborate on its strategic IP initiatives.