Only WNY firm to be recognized in World Trademark Review 1000
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Partner Jon O. Webster, and the firm have been named to the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) 2020 edition.
Now in its tenth year, the WTR 1000 highlights outstanding firms and individuals in trademark practice. This year’s publication features over 80 country and U.S. jurisdictions analyzing trademark legal services markets and profiling the firms and individuals singled out as leaders in the trademark field.
Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 solely on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The extensive research process was conducted over a four-month period by a team of full-time analysts and involved over 1,500 face-to-face and telephone interviews with trademark specialists across the globe to identify the world’s leading trademark legal service providers.
Harter Secrest & Emery is the only Western New York law firm to be recognized in the 2020 publication.
As highlighted in the 2020 WTR 1000 guide, “Harter Secrest & Emery maintains a vibrant trademark practice serving a diverse mix of companies, including some household names. What is more, the firm delivers on its promise of high-level expertise and strategic guidance at a significantly lower cost. The team works swiftly and with precision from the brand and product ideation stage through prosecution and on to commercialization and litigation. Indeed, there is nothing that it cannot do. Leading the line is Jon O Webster, former chief trademark counsel at Bausch & Lomb. He sees things from a business standpoint and meaningfully understands the pressures of in-house counsel; clients are not commodities to him.”
Webster leverages his in-house experience to help companies of all sizes develop strategies to protect intellectual property assets. He counsels clients on the full spectrum of brand portfolio management, including trademark strategies; the clearance, adoption, registration, protection, enforcement, use, and licensing of brands; and the development, implementation, and enforcement of trademark policies and practices, including global anti-counterfeiting management. He also has extensive experience reviewing packaging and labelling for goods and services, advertising, and promotion to ensure regulatory compliance.
The Harter Secrest & Emery Intellectual Property practice group provides comprehensive intellectual property legal services to clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries. The group assists clients in building and maintaining intellectual property portfolios including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights, and has extensive experience negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, and serving as lead counsel in complex patent and other intellectual property litigation. In addition, the Intellectual Property practice group provides strategic counseling to clients on assessing potential threats and avoiding conflicts with third parties. The group’s clients operate across a wide spectrum of industries and technologies, including manufacturing, retail, consumer goods, office products, and high technology and range from Fortune 500 corporations, major motion picture studios, and investors, to start-up ventures, entrepreneurs, and individual inventors.