Judy Powell has extensive experience in trademark infringement, unfair competition, and false advertising litigation in federal courts, as well as in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has also litigated multiple issues involving website content and domain names, having secured hundreds of domain names for trademark owners. She also advises clients on trademark licensing matters and copyright issues.

Ms. Powell has served on the Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association for the past four years and has been the firm’s liaison to the Intellectual Property Committee of The Association of Corporate Counsel for the past eight years. She has been a frequent lecturer on trial strategy and Internet and trademark issues for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and a teacher for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy program. Ms. Powell has also spoken at conferences and events for the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Trademark Association, and the ABA Forum on Franchising.

Ms. Powell has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® for Intellectual Property Law for the past nine years, as well as being recognized by the World Trademark Review 1000, and the Legal 500 US. She was recognized as a 2017 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Trademark Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. In 2011, Ms. Powell was honored with the "Excellence in IP Award" by the Intellectual Property Committee of The Association of Corporate Counsel. She is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

International Trademark Association (INTA), Internet Committee, Member

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Intellectual Property Committee Firm Liaison

Vanderbilt Law Review, Former Associate Editor

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, J.D. (1978)
  • Emory University, B.A. (1975)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1985)
  • Tennessee (1978)

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Who We Are

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
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Judith A. Powell

Experience Highlights

TPI Holdings, Inc. v. Josh Bond
Successfully represented TPI Holdings regarding protection of its AUTOTRADER mark against Defendant’s online use of a similar mark.

TPI more
Thomas Molnar v. 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., et al.
Represented 1-800-Flowers in defense of a false advertising class action, resulting in a nationwide settlement favorable to 1-800-Flowers, with no more
Ewald v. DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Represented DaimlerChrysler Corporation when the owner of the RUBICON mark for cargo trailers sought to enjoin our client from using RUBICON for more
Huber Corp. v. Georgia-Pacific Corp.
Represented Georgia-Pacific LLC in a trademark infringement suit brought against it by one of its major competitors in the building more