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Julie Gregory Ray is an attorney in the firm’s intellectual property group, concentrating in the areas of trademark prosecution, litigation involving trademark infringement, unfair competition and copyright law. Her practice includes both trademark clearance and registration, as well as the maintenance and licensing of intellectual property. Ms. Ray’s practice involves both domestic and international trademark law, and she manages several worldwide intellectual property portfolios. 

Ms. Ray also advises clients on issues involving the Rights of Privacy and Publicity, intellectual property issues pertaining to social media and website development. Work includes daily contact with clients in both the United States and abroad to develop branding strategies and maintain intellectual property rights after initiation of use. She is a frequent lecturer on issues involving trademark and copyright law.

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 BTI Client Service All-Star
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property in Kentucky, 2008 - 2022
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® in Intellectual Property 2012 - 2016
  • Louisville Magazine's Top Lawyers in Copyright/Trademark law
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2013 - 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law, 2019; Copyright/Trademark Law, 2020 - 2023
    • 2021 Louisville Lawyer of the Year, Trademark Law

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Professional & Community Activities

  • International Trademark Association, 2000 to present
    • Parallel Imports Committee, 2016 to 2020
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Pro Bono legal work for the Kentucky Humane Society


  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky


University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1985

University of Kentucky, with high distinction, B.A., 1982

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