Alex MacKay counsels clients in litigation and transactional matters involving intellectual property. She assists clients with the selection, adoption and registration of their trademarks as well as registration of copyrights. Alex represents clients in the enforcement of their intellectual property rights and has practiced before federal and state courts as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She assists clients with a variety of transactional issues including those related to licensing of copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights.
by staff reporter, The Nashville Ledger, July 23, 2021
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Stites & Harbsion Thirsty Thursday Speaker Series, April 25, 2019
INTABulletin, August 1, 2018
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co-presenter of CLE program on Matal v. Tam and its implications for Nashville Bar Association, August 11, 2017
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Diversity Committee, Vice Chair
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Member (2021)
Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, Board of Directors (2015-present); Board Chair (2016-17)
Tennessee Justice Center, Board of Directors, (2008-20); Board Chair (2017-19)
Ten Thousand Villages of Nashville, Inc., Board of Directors, (2008-13)
St. Mary Villa, Board of Directors, (2009-12)
Alex serves on the board of the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, a volunteer community orchestra of amateur and professional musicians that brings symphonic music free of charge to audiences around middle Tennessee. She previously served on the board of Tennessee Justice Center, which provides civil legal services for indigent persons, prioritizing cases that affect health care and income security of families. In years past, Alex has served on the board of directors for and volunteered for Ten Thousand Villages of Nashville, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports fair trade and empowers artisans in developing countries by selling their hand-crafted products. Alex was a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (TBALL) Class of 2009.
Nashville Bar Foundation, Fellow (2015)
Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; and, Trademark Law (2012-22)
Best Lawyers in America®, Nashville Area Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property (2021)
Best Lawyers in America®, Nashville Area Lawyer of the Year for Copyright Law (2015, 2017, 2019)
Best Lawyers in America®, Nashville Area Lawyer of the Year for Trademark Law (2018)
Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2012-21)
Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars (2009-10)
Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-22)
Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2020-22)
"She does excellent work," comments a client, adding: "She is well skilled and knowledgeable in the IP area. She is quick to respond and is proactive."
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2022 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 23 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2022 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2021 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored eight Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys. Five attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list and three were named to the Rising Stars list.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2021 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2021 guide.
Every January 28, the United States, Canada, and 27 countries of the European Union celebrate Data Privacy Day, which is an international effort to create awareness about the importance of safeguarding data and respecting privacy.
On December 27, 2020, the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act introduces a number of changes to trademark law that may be of interest to brand owners. This post will examine just one, and future posts will examine others.