Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce its recognition in Managing Intellectual Property, as a highly recommend firm for its Intellectual Property Practice. In addition to the firm recognition, Pam Smith, partner in the Birmingham office and Will Hill Tankersley, partner in the Montgomery office, were named 2020 IP Stars by the publication.
IP Stars showcases the top practitioners in intellectual property law through an extensive research process which includes surveys and interviews of law firms, practitioners and clients. IP Stars and are selected based upon expertise, outcomes achieved for clients and unique strengths in each practice area.
Pam is a leading practitioner of intellectual property law, with more than 20 years of experience in 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.