AGG and Four IP Partners Earn Recognition in 2024 WTR 1000

Atlanta, February 12, 2024 – Arnall Golden Gregory LLP (AGG) is pleased to announce the firm’s Intellectual Property practice has been recognized by World Trademark Review’s 2024 WTR 1000 for the fifth year. Additionally, AGG IP partners J. Tucker Barr, Anuj Desai, Stephen M. Dorvee, and Matthew V. Wilson have once again earned recognition as leading trademark and IP law practitioners.

Tucker Barr is a partner and co-chair of the firm’s IP practice. WTR has previously described him as “an ace advocate who takes litigation learnings and applies them in prosecution practice to superb effect.” Tucker works with clients to identify, clear, and register their trademarks. In addition to providing traditional trademark clearance, prosecution, and portfolio maintenance services, he provides strategic advice to help clients overcome trademark conflicts through brand transitions, consent agreements and licenses, and trademark purchases and assignments.

Anuj Desai is a partner in AGG’s IP practice and head of Trademarks. WTR honors him as “a venerable litigator and dealmaker, who creatively uses the tools available to him to secure wins for his clientele.” Further, WTR notes that he “earns praise from his peers for being the first port of call when questions arise, as he is always willing to help and goes above and beyond.” As an IP lawyer with a hybrid practice encompassing transactional matters and litigation, Anuj’s clients trust him to manage, safeguard, and resolve disputes involving a variety of creative assets. He delivers strategic and practical advice to develop, protect, and enforce brands in both the U.S. and abroad.

Steve Dorvee is a partner and founder of the firm’s IP Litigation practice. He also co-chairs the Global Commerce industry team. WTR shares that Steve is a “key name to note for litigation and licensing instructions” and he “brings wisdom distilled from four decades in the game to swiftly satisfy the business needs of his following.” Throughout his career, Steve has helped software, hardware, medical products, and other high-tech companies protect and leverage their inventions and brands. His practice focuses on trade secret disputes, copyright, trademark, and patent infringement cases, cases involving restrictive covenants, and unfair competition matters throughout the U.S.

Matt Wilson is a partner in AGG’s Corporate and IP practices and co-chair of the Entertainment & Sports industry team. According to WTR, Matt and Tucker “work together flawlessly to provide prosecution and transactional services. The pair demonstrate their passion for brands in everything they do, and have recently teamed up to work on Guap Records’ portfolio as well as handling licensing work for musicians such as Futurebirds.” Matt advises his clients on legal matters related to entertainment, technology, new media, and advertising. With more than two decades of experience representing recording artists, songwriters, publishers, producers, business teams, labels, distributors, and concert promoters, his clients value him as a trusted adviser on copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property matters and as a vital counselor in connection with their career paths.

Regarding the firm, WTR states, “Clients of Arnall Golden Gregory are guaranteed to receive a hands-on and customer-centric service that is carefully tailored to suit their commercial goals. Its attorneys bring a global perspective to adroitly handle cross-border disputes, portfolio management, and enforcement work across the globe.”

The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive “go-to” resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. Across a four-month period, WTR’s team of analysts scrutinized the legal services market, conducting face-to-face and telephone interviews and exchanged correspondence with hundreds of lawyers, attorneys, and their clients involved with trademarks. Individuals qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate. Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed.

To view AGG’s WTR 1000 profile, please click here.



Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG) is an Am Law 200 law firm with offices in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Our client-service model is rooted in taking a “business sensibility” approach of fully understanding how our clients’ legal matters fit into their overall business objectives. Our transaction, litigation, and regulatory counselors serve clients in healthcare, real estate, litigation and other dispute resolution, business transactions, fintech, technology, global commerce, economic development, public finance, government investigations, and logistics and transportation. With our rich experience and know-how, we don’t ask “if,” we figure out “how.” Visit us at