Moore & Van Allen Attorneys Receive 2024 WTR 1000 Recognition


Moore & Van Allen (MVA) Co-head of Trademark Michele Glessner, Members Kate Cole, Arlene Hanks, and Mark Wilson, Senior Counsel Ellen Andelman and Counsel Sam Merritt receive 2024 World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) recognition.

“Moore & Van Allen is committed to providing innovative, practical and business-oriented solutions to trademark issues. Its lawyers excel at knowing what needs to be done in order to maximise protection, whilst keeping an eye on cost-effectiveness.” Michele Glessner and Henry Ward co-lead the trademark team and continue to take it from strength to strength. Glessner is praised for her “swift replies, pragmatic approach and problem-solving capabilities”. She manages the worldwide trademark portfolio of AgBiome and AgBiome Innovations, and brings a global perspective to cover all bases. So too does Ward, who is a well-rounded adviser with deep knowledge across all areas of IP law. Arlene Hanks is another key name to note. She “excellently handles all trademark prosecution and portfolio maintenance instructions”, and knows how to give portfolios commercial impetus. On the litigation side, Sam Merritt and Kate Cole deliver favourable results that effectively protect their clients’ brands and reputations. Merritt excels in particularly knotty situations and earns praise from one patron for being “responsive, practical and solutions driven”. While “Kate is a master of IP litigation. She is knowledgeable, experienced and sensitive to client needs.” She has recently teamed up with Mark Wilson to successfully obtain a preliminary injunction in a trademark dispute for George Sink, PA Injury Lawyers against George Sink II Law Firm. Wilson is a forward-thinking attorney who dispenses sage prosecution advice alongside putting in resonant performances in the courtroom. Leveraging her experience as a former USPTO examiner, Ellen Andelman has an accurate sense for where things are heading and assists her following in the most proactive way possible.

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



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