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Adams and Reese Partner Mitch Boult counsels multi-national corporations on intellectual property matters and is particularly skilled in developing strategies for monetizing and enforcing IP rights on a global basis.
Boult has served as lead advisor on branding campaigns throughout Asia, Europe and North America; on establishing licensing and franchising networks for US corporations in Europe and Asia; and on multi-jurisdictional IP litigation involving rights and registrations in dozens of countries. He has developed unique expertise in guiding US corporations as they extend their brands into new markets and in suggesting practical and cost-effective strategies for doing so. As the challenges of regulatory compliance have proliferated, he advises clients on E-commerce and data privacy issues, including the US EU Safe Harbor, opt-in opt-out, and similar topics.
Boult and his team have more than 6,000 trademarks under management and regularly devise both commercial and legal strategies for driving brand value, increasing brand strength, and decreasing the cost of global trademark portfolios.
In addition to advising US corporations, Boult and his team represent dozens of famous brands from Asia, Europe, and South America in their US endeavors.
He has vast experience in domain name disputes before UDRP and equivalent tribunals and in proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office, and is known for creative approaches and improbable results in those forums.
Boult is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Trademark and Intellectual Property Law), and in Super Lawyers State and Regional editions for both Intellectual Property and International Law. He has been a member of the International Trademark Association for 15 years, serving on its Emerging Issues Committee and Fair Use and Other Boundaries Subcommittee. His team is the recipient of the 2013 Client Choice Award for the US and Canada.
In the words of one long-time client: "He has a comprehensive knowledge of the law, but of far greater importance to me is his finely-honed business sense and devotion to outstanding client service. To put it more bluntly, there are a lot of highly intelligent lawyers who know everything about their specialties, but fail to appreciate the complex commercial environment in which their clients operate, and/or fail to address client needs efficiently and gracefully. Mr. Boult succeeds brilliantly where such other lawyers fall down."
Boult serves on the Executive Committee of Adams and Reese. Before that he was Practice Group Leader for the Special Business Services Group, a role in which he led the Intellectual Property, Energy, Governmental Relations, Entertainment, Labor and Employment, ERISA and Health Care Practice teams.
Last updated 3rd May 2018