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Managing Intellectual Property Recognizes Balch as a Top Tier Firm for IP Practice, and Partners Pam Smith and Will Hill Tankersley as IP Stars for 2019

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce its recognition as a Top Tier Firm by Managing Intellectual Property, a global resource for Intellectual Property Developments. Our Intellectual Property experience includes trade secrets, right of publicity, trademarks, copyrights and patents. We also have experience in the developing contexts in which such Intellectual Property issues become relevant—the Internet, computer hardware and software, employment contracts and regulatory compliance with regard to privacy concerns.

In addition to the firm’s recognition, Pam Smith and Will Hill Tankersley, both partners in the firm’s Birmingham office and members of the Intellectual Property Practice, were named IP Stars 2019 by Managing Intellectual Property. IP Stars is the foremost guide to Intellectual Property firms and practitioners worldwide. It showcases the top practitioners in intellectual property law through an extensive research process which includes surveys and interviews of law firms, practitioners and clients. Attorneys are judged on unique strengths, expertise and outcomes for clients in each practice area.  
Pam is a leading practitioner in the areas of intellectual property law, focusing on trademark, copyright, and licensing issues. She counsels businesses of all sizes across a variety of industries on protecting, enforcing, and maximizing the value of their brands and intellectual property. 

Will Hill, chair of the Intellectual Property Practice, has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of  intellectual property, fair competition, restrictive covenants, technology and internet disputes, and complex, commercial litigation. He was the founder of the Alabama State Bar Intellectual Property Section, has led or been a part of all the Alabama and 11th Circuit  pattern jury instructions for Intellectual Property and led the successful effort to draft and adopt a Right of Publicity statute in Alabama.