Kelly IP Named a Top-Tier Trademark Firm for Both Litigation and Prosecution in Legal 500 U.S. 2020

Legal 500 U.S., a leading global legal ranking and referral guide, named Kelly IP to the top tier of U.S. law firms nationally for both “trademark litigation” and “trademarks non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing).” These rankings place Kelly IP among the top 6 law firms in the country for trademark litigation and among the top 4 firms in the country for non-contentious trademark work.
The editorial content accompanying the rankings contained the following testimonials about Kelly IP:

  • ‘Kelly IP is that unique type of firm that provides ‘Big Firm’ expertise and services, but operates as a personal, client-first boutique.’
  • ‘They care and go beyond the necessary to provide exceptional and exceptionally good advice and services.’
  • ‘They not only provide exceptional services, but do so in a personal, client-first manner.’

In addition, Legal 500 recognized six Kelly IP lawyers as Recommended Lawyers.

With this ranking, Kelly IP has achieved top national rankings for 2020 from Legal 500, IP Stars, and WTR 1000.  Kelly IP is one of only 3 firms in the entire country that achieved 2020 rankings in the top tier of national firms in all trademark categories recognized by Legal 500, IP Stars, and WTR 1000 for 2020.

Dave Kelly, managing partner of Kelly IP, said: “We are excited to be honored by Legal 500 as one of its handful of top-tier national trademark firms for both litigation and non-contentious work, and to be one of only three firms named to all of the top tiers of Legal 500, IP Stars, and WTR 1000 for 2020.  We are especially grateful to work with such amazing clients and appreciate their recognition of Kelly IP’s “personal, client-first” approach and “exceptional” representation.

Detailed information regarding Kelly IP’s 2020 rankings is available at (  and ( For more information about Kelly IP, please visit our website.