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Parks IP Law Celebrates Decade Milestone, New Washington, DC Office, New Partners and New Name

Friday, October 31, 2014

As the firm celebrates the 10th anniversary, Parks IP Law announces that the firm has changed its name to Parks Wood LLC. The name change reflects the contributions and leadership of partner Ted Wood, a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. Ted leads the firm's patent practice and manages the firm's growing Washington, DCpresence. The firm also announces its new offices in the DC metropolitan area, along with the addition of several patent professionals.

"With the addition of our 20th team member and the growing complexity of Intellectual Property law, we recognize and embrace the challenge of maintaining our client focus and solutions-oriented values," said firm founder, Cynthia Parks, who made the announcement to colleagues, clients and friends at the historic Fox Theatre near the firm's flagship office in midtown Atlanta. "As we continue to reach significant milestones, our commitment is to being one of the nation's best IP firms. Our expansion in Washingtonallows us to advance client interests through direct interaction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ted's vision and drive made this achievement possible. In addition to a thriving patent practice, our full-service IP firm includes a trademark team steeped in international portfolio management, advertising and social media, as well as sweepstakes and promotions."

"Our clients are primarily multi-national Fortune® 500 companies with extensive IP holdings, and we offer the same level of commitment to our start-up, midsize and institutional clients. Our team has developed and honed the depth and expertise that will carry us into the firm's next phase, as client expectations continue to rise," said Ted. "Our cornerstone patent practice continues to evolve, welcoming its first PhD patent specialist, and boasting 5 electrical engineer patent attorneys. Cynthia has equally developed and grown our trademark practice. I am thrilled to lead along with her."

Parks Wood also elevated two of its attorneys into the partner ranks in 2014. Partner Collen Beard leads the firm's internal operations, in addition to her substantive patent practice in the chemical arts and in protection of designs. Mickki Murray was named as the firm's newest partner in October 2014. Mickki joined the firm in 2009 and now manages a robust patent prosecution practice team.

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Parks Wood LLC is an intellectual property boutique focused exclusively on securing and protecting intellectual property assets. The firm's diverse team is experienced in securing patents and trademarks, counseling, portfolio development, licensing, and enforcing and defending IP assets through litigation and alternative dispute resolution methods. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Salt Lake City. Parks Wood is a certified MBE and WBE, and is veteran-owned.

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