ATLANTA (October 24) Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that partner Chris Bussert served as a Keynote Speaker at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 27th Annual Forum on Franchising in Seattle, Washington.  Mr. Bussert currently serves on the Governing Committee of the ABA Forum on Franchising.

The Annual Forum on Franchising is a three-day legal conference that provides educational programs and networking events for the franchise community.  Mr. Bussert spoke at the Forum's signature event, "Annual Developments," and discussed the year's key judicial and legislative developments affecting franchising and distribution. 

Mr. Bussert has more than 30 years of experience in helping clients protect and defend their most important assets and brands. Mr. Bussert represents clients in trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and franchise litigation, including proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in licensing and trademark clearance and prosecution matters. He is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the Franchise Law Journal

Mr. Bussert was recognized as one of the country’s leading attorneys in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Franchise Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Trademark Law and the eight years immediately preceding.  He was also selected Best Lawyers’  2014-15 Atlanta Franchise Law “Lawyer of the Year.”  Mr. Bussert was listed in “The Trademark Experts’ Experts” by World Trademark Review, and was selected in World Trademark Review's inaugural guide to the top 1,000 trademark practitioners in the world.  In 2010, he was named a "Legal Eagle" by Franchise Times and was named by Legal Media Group to its Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Lawyers

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