Andrew Price, co-chair of Venable's Trademark Prosecution and Counseling Group, was named "Trademark Prosecutor of the Year" by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC). Mr. Price accepted this prestigious award during the BADC's 150th Anniversary Gala, a black-tie event held at the Capital Hilton on December 3, 2022. The gala opened with remarks from DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and closed with a speech by iconic DC lawyer Brendan Sullivan, who was named "Lawyer of the Year." Pillsbury litigator Bill Atkins, a proponent of prosecution who has tried more than 150 cases, introduced Andrew and presented him with the award. Venable colleagues Paula Hopkins, Sean Phelan and Valarie Blades joined the Venable table, along with family members and a past president of BADC.
Mr. Price is a globally recognized IP attorney who helps clients establish, protect, and profit from their brands worldwide. He manages large portfolios of trademarks, exploits IP opportunities, and controls crisis situations for clients of all sizes—from startups and celebrities to nonprofits and multinational corporations. Mr. Price focuses on brand strategy, as well as clearing, registering, licensing, enforcing, and defending all types of trademarks worldwide (e.g., brand names, logos, slogans, and trade dress). He is also a creator of the firm's Wellbrand® naming solutions service.
Founded on May 23, 1871, BADC is the first bar association in the District and the third-oldest bar association in the United States. The BADC is a voluntary bar association; its members participate in various volunteer committees and sections, including the Young Lawyers Section (YLS), the Intellectual Property (IP) Section, the Bankruptcy & Restructuring Section, and over 20 practice area committees. For 150 years, BADC's members have distinguished themselves by volunteering their time and talents to promote civility, an independent judiciary, and equal access to justice.