Moore & Van Allen Attorneys Receive 2023 WTR 1000 Recognition


Moore & Van Allen (MVA) Co-heads of Trademark Michele Glessner , Members Kate Cole, Arlene Hanks, and Mark Wilson, and Senior Counsel Ellen Andelman receive 2023 World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) recognition.

“Offering perhaps North Carolina’s deepest trademark bench, Moore & Van Allen is a safe bet for companies seeing rock-solid brand protection and a wealth of legal expertise. The firm boasts nearly 10,000 active trademarks around the world, with especially strong representation in the pharma, construction, consumer goods, and fashion and luxury industries. Henry Ward and Arlene Hanks are the trademark group co-leaders. A strategic mind with a keen commercial instinct, Hanks is praised by clients for her deft prosecution prowess and “excellent ability to partner and negotiate with our business team”. They are very professional and work efficiently, managing a global portfolio with diligence and foresight. They achieve cost efficiencies and cut down on business risks. I would highly recommend them to anyone else.” Former Alston & Bird brand manager Michele Glessner sparks fierce loyalty from her following: “We moved our work to Moore & Van Allen on the first day she started there. Michele has provided excellent service for years; she is engaged, responds promptly and explains things clearly and cogently. She doesn’t hesitate to provide honest advice. We have great trust in her judgement and believe she provides the best advice, regardless of whether it will be the most lucrative for her. She has my highest recommendation.” IP litigator Mark Wilson has all-round expertise, and his clients laud “his smooth work on complicated transactions. He also navigated us safely through two near litigations. He and his team have been terrific to work with. We highly recommend them.” Former USPTO examiner Ellen Andelman deals out insider strategies to all her clients, promising a seamless ride through the application process. She and Wilson team up for a number of accounts, including the Colibri Group. “Kate Cole achieves wonderful results in litigation. She always takes a business-sensitive tack on disputes, looking for the best value proposition for the client. She communicates promptly and responsively, and works closely with her patrons. I have had uniformly excellent results from her and her team. All in all, I highly recommend Kate and the whole team at Moore & Van Allen.”

To view the full North Carolina WTR 1000 list, click here.



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