The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Jon Webster has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group.

Webster represents clients on a wide range of matters, particularly involving trademark and copyright asset management. He counsels clients on the full spectrum of brand portfolio management, including trademark strategies to enhance brand positioning and initiatives; 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.

Previously the Chief Trademark Counsel for Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Webster had worldwide responsibility for all facets of the company’s entire global trademark and copyright portfolio and related commercial transactions. He also managed trademark, false advertising, unfair competition and trade dress litigation on a worldwide basis. Webster has extensive experience in both U.S. and foreign trademark office practice (including registration, opposition, cancellation and related processes), along with packaging and labeling review of goods and services, advertising, and promotion to ensure regulatory compliance. He also presents trademark and brand strategy topics to members of the International Trademark Association, Practical Law Institute and other organizations.

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
The firm with the most U.S. News and Best Lawyers Top Tier rankings in Western New York, Harter Secrest & Emery provides business and specialty legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo, and Albany, New York, and in Naples, Florida, the firm has more than 130 attorneys and total staff of 270.

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