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Baker Donelson Welcomes IP Shareholders Edward Lanquist Jr. in Nashville and Scott Douglass in Memphis

Edward "Ed" D. Lanquist Jr. and Scott M. Douglass have joined Baker Donelson's Intellectual Property Group as shareholders in the Nashville and Memphis offices, respectively.

"We are extremely happy to welcome Ed and Scott to Baker Donelson," said Adam S. Baldridge, chair of Baker Donelson's Intellectual Property Group. "Ed's stellar reputation and high profile in Nashville and throughout the state will greatly enhance our IP Group and the services we provide to clients in Tennessee and nationwide. In Memphis, Scott is a valuable addition to our IP team, furthering our commitment to protecting the full range of our clients' copyrights and trademarks across diverse industries and geographical areas."

Tonya Mitchem Grindon, chair of Baker Donelson's Business Department, said, "The addition of Ed and Scott to our team further establishes Baker Donelson as the go-to firm for handling clients' high-level and complex intellectual property matters in the region and nationally. We also expect this elevation of the IP Group will further enhance our Firm's reputation and appeal for attracting additional top IP talent to our teams in Tennessee and across all our offices."

Mr. Lanquist focuses his practice on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, as well as intellectual property counseling, trademark prosecution, and technology law. With more than three decades of IP law experience, he has prosecuted over 150 patent applications and over 1,400 trademark registration applications.

Mr. Lanquist is very active in the Nashville legal community. He currently serves as vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) and will be the TBA's president-elect in 2023 and president in 2024. He is a past president of the Nashville Bar Association and the Tennessee Intellectual Property Association.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Mr. Lanquist has earned numerous professional recognitions, including being ranked by Chambers USA as a Band 1 intellectual property attorney in Tennessee since 2019 and recognized by Best Lawyers® as its Nashville "Lawyer of the Year" in multiple areas of IP law for eight of the last ten years.

Mr. Douglass concentrates his practice in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, and data privacy. He litigates trademark, trade dress, and copyright claims in federal courts. He also helps clients maximize the value of their intellectual property through licensing, and advises clients on the adoption, protection, and registration of brands and product launches.

Mr. Douglass is a member of the Licensing Executives Society, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Copyright Society of the South, and International Trademark Association. A graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law, he has been included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America since 2021 and has been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" since 2018.

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