Whit Rayner is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group and co-leader of the Intellectual Property Team. He focuses on copyright and trademark registration and protection, software licensing, and intellectual property litigation and prosecution.
Whit represents financial institutions in commercial litigation and contract disputes.
In addition to his current bar-association memberships, Whit is past chairman of the Model State Trademark Bill Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association.
Whit is the author of the Intellectual Property Section of West Publishing's Encyclopedia of Mississippi Lawand is the Mississippi editor of State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law.
Washington and Lee University School of Law
JD, magna cum laude, 1986
Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review, 1985-1986
BA, magna cum laude, 1983
Capital Area Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership, Board of Directors, Board President (2006-2007)
International Trademark Association, US Copyright Committee (2015-2018), Panel of Neutrals (2000-2006)
Mississippi Secretary of State's Business Reform Committee – Trademark Law Study Group, Co-Chairman (2009-2010)
The Mississippi Bar, Chairman, Section of Intellectual Property Law (2001-2002)
Willowood Developmental Center, Board of Directors, Board President (2003-2005)
Jackson International Ballet Competition, Board of Directors
Articles in the National Law Review database by W. Whitaker Rayner