Lauren Sullins Ralls focuses her practice on trademark, franchise and entertainment matters in both the litigation and transactional contexts, including domestic and international trademark portfolio and conflict management. Her experience includes counseling for complex multi-jurisdictional trademark clearance, protection, enforcement and litigation for leading companies in the entertainment, technology and franchising industries.

Ms. Ralls also has experience prosecuting trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, representing clients in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and litigating trademark infringement matters in federal courts.

In addition, Ms. Ralls represents franchisors in various litigation, transactional and regulatory matters, including the establishment of franchise systems and the successful resolution of disputes with franchisees.

Ms. Ralls has experience in the music industry through previous work at BMG Distribution and Jive Records. Prior to entering law school, she was selected as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar and later served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Emory International Law Review.

Ms. Ralls was recognized in 2017 and the five years immediately preceding as a Georgia "Rising Star" in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

International Trademark Association (INTA), Member

American Bar Association, Franchise Section, Member

Southeast Forum on Franchising, Member

Georgia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2006)

    with honors

  • Agnes Scott College, B.A., Economics and Music (2001)
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2006)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Who We Are

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Experience Highlights

Lulu Enterprises Inc. v. Hulu LLC
The firm served as lead trial counsel for Hulu LLC, a news corporation, and NBC Universal collaborative venture in the suit related to the launch of more
adidas America Inc. and adidas-Salomon AG v. Payless Shoesource Inc.
Represented adidas America Inc. and adidas-Salomon AG in trademark infringement litigation against Payless Shoesource involving the more
Trademark enforcement services for a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer
Represents a leading footwear and apparel manufacturer in trademark litigation and enforcement work. more
Trademark counsel for a global music label
Serves as counsel to one of the largest music labels in the industry on trademark enforcement, prosecution and Internet issues. more