With roots in Louisville, Middleton Reutlinger maintains a national practice while priding itself on personal working relationships with its clients. The firm represents clients from a broad range of industries in copyright protection, patent prosecution and litigation, and trademark enforcement. Middleton is well-known for being involved in the landmark decision obtained from the United States Supreme Court in Moseley v Victoria's Secret Catalogue, regarding the Federal Trademark Dilution Act. A peer calls the firm "an IP boutique with a good reputation." A client comments: "I like them because they know us, they provide quality service, they are easy to work with, and they don't take us for granted."
Stars at the firm include business litigation practice group chair Dennis Murrell and James Higgins. Higgins handles cases related to a range of technologies including surgical drill bits, grain bins, and industrial monitoring equipment. Peers also recommend intellectual property practice group chair John Salazar for an extensive engineering background covering a variety of subjects and applications. Trademark specialist Julie Gregory Ray handles a portfolio of approximately 600 active trademarks for clients in the entertainment, media, and retail sectors. She assists athletes and sports agencies locally and abroad. A peer calls her a "fine trademark prosecutor, highly respected." James Cole is a patent prosecutor for multiple industries including RV, marine, climate control, and sanitation. Amy Berge is a trademark attorney active in copyright issues representing tobacco companies. She recently represented Churchill Downs in helping them obtain a trademark for their iconic twin spirals. A health care client comments: "Amy is a very experienced and knowledgeable IP lawyer, most specifically regarding trademark law. She is easy to work with, professional, conscientious, reliable."