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"Jones is an astute strategist for global portfolios.” World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (2019).

Alicia Grahn Jones concentrates her practice in the areas of trademark clearance, prosecution, global portfolio strategy, and trademark enforcement. Alicia specializes in strategic management of large global trademark portfolios, including counseling for international enforcement on infringement issues. Alicia manages global enforcement programs by creating strategy protection plans for brand owners. Alicia has managed disputes in more than 200 jurisdictions and successfully resolved numerous complex cross-jurisdictional disputes. Alicia also routinely assists clients with global clearance and filing programs for new brands. Alicia also has extensive experience representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Alicia is a past President of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. She was recognized in 2020 by The Best Lawyers in America® for Trademark Law. Alicia was listed in the 2020 and the five immediately preceding editions of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. Alicia has been repeatedly recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer". In 2020, she was named a "Next Generation Lawyer" by Legal 500 US for Non-Contentious Trademark Law. Alicia was honored as one of Georgia's "Rising Stars" by The Daily Report at its 2017 Professional Excellence Awards event. Alicia was presented with the Visionary Award in 2014 by the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) and was a recipient of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award from Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN). Alicia is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.
Experience

Represents Energizer, the world famous manufacturer of batteries, in connection with its global trademark portfolio, including clearance, prosecution, and maintenance.

Represents US Soccer Federation in connection with the protection of its brands, including assisting with enforcement in Paris, France in advance of the United States Women’s National Team’s competition in the 2019 World Cup.

Represents a world famous social media company in connection with managing its global registry enforcement program.

Represented a California-based Fortune 500 multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software products in trademark enforcement work, including lead counsel representation of client in multiple proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Successfully represented Texas Tech University in litigation to protect its school colors and trademarks. The firm’s motion for summary judgment resulted in the court finding liability as a matter of law, and also awarding more than $3 million in damages and attorneys’ fees. Texas Tech Univ. v. Spiegelberg, 461 F. Supp. 2d 510 (N.D. Tex. 2006).

Successfully represented University of Kansas in a trial against JoeCollege.com, a retailer selling various apparel using colors and other indicia of the University. Obtained award of attorneys' fees. University of Kansas v. Larry Sinks, et al., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23765 (D. Kan. 2008).

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Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2004)

George Washington University, B.A., Political Science (1999) cum laude

Admissions

Georgia (2004)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Georgia Supreme Court

Georgia Superior Court

Georgia Lower Courts

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Professional & Community Activities

Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2021

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, President (2016-2017)

Georgia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member

National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, Member

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Board of Directors

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