ADD+G has been recognized by Acquisition International with their Excellence Award, The Most Innovative Intellectual Property Law Firm In Florida. The AI Global Excellence Awards are to recognize and reward the firms and individuals with a commitment to sustained outstanding performance. The 2018 Global Excellence recipients are handpicked by AI magazine based on comprehensive analysis and research.

ADD+G attorney Brian Gilchrist has been named USA Lawyer of the Year for Trade Secrets in The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards for 2018. Lawyer Monthly recognizes the achievements of law firms, lawyers, counsel and those connected to the legal world who have a proven track record in delivering results for their clients over the past twelve months.

ADD+G has been named the Editor’s Choice winner of the 2019 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Florida. Corporate INTL’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents.

On October 26, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the judgment and permanent injunction previously secured by ADD&G attorneys Ryan Santurri and Brian Gilchrist on behalf of ADD&G client Axon, formerly TASER International, the manufacturer of TASER-branded conducted electrical weapon (CEW) technologies. ADD&G attorney Ryan Santurri worked with Pam Petersen, Axon’s in-house counsel, to secure the affirmance of the judgment. A copy of the Court’s Order is attached here.

ADD+G attorney Matthew McKinney secured a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Tampa Division) against a Defendant’s use of an infringing trademark. The litigation entitled Integrity Services of Tampa, Inc. v Integrity Turf Solutions, LLC (Case No. 8:18-cv-02165) involves the assertion of the client’s unregistered trademark rights under the Lanham Act against a competing pest control company in the Tampa Bay area.

ADD+G attorney Ryan Santurri won a jury trial involving copyright infringement of software in the United States District Court in Denver, Colorado. The outcome was a complete victory for ADD+G client Live Face on Web, LLC, with the Jury awarding $262,197 in actual damages for the unlicensed use of Live Face on Web’s virtual spokesperson software.

The Women’s Executive Council selected Ava Doppelt to receive their Achievement Award for her outstanding work in the legal profession. Ava Doppelt is certified by the Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law and manages trademark and copyright portfolios, she has substantial litigation experience in federal and state court and administrative agencies, advising clients on trademark, publishing, entertainment, and licensing, franchising, and copy right matters. Ms. Doppelt was formerly an attorney for Prentice-Hall, Inc. and The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. She was the President of the Orlando Ballet and serves on the boards of the Florida Lawyer’s Mutual Insurance Company and The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community. The award was presented October 1st, 2018 at the 46TH Annual Women’s Achievement awards.

Florida Trend selects Ava Doppelt, who is certified in intellectual property law, as one of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders. Ava Doppelt has been active in mentorship programs for women lawyers, has served as the president of the Orlando ballet, is on the boards of the Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance and the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community.

Ava Doppelt and Herbert Allen, lawyers of the year of Trademark Law in Orlando Florida.

Congratulations to Ava Doppelt, Brian Gilchrist and Herbert Allen on your selection by your peers for inclusion in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.