Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE), a full-service business law firm with operations throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Jon O. Webster has been honored among the world’s best trademark attorneys in the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2016. This is the second time Webster has been named to the WTR guide. He is the only New York attorney to be recognized outside of New York City.
WTR is the only definitive guide exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal service providers. The 2016 guide credits Webster with maintaining “an A-to-Z practice informed by the keen insight he gained as in-house counsel to Bausch & Lomb.” Prior to joining HSE in 2013, Webster served as Chief Trademark Counsel at Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, where he managed the company’s global trademark portfolio.
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.
Inclusion in WTR 1000 is based on sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The extensive research process, conducted over a four-month period, included nearly 1,500 face-to-face and television interviews with trademark specialists around the globe. This year’s list includes attorneys from a total of 71 jurisdictions around the world.
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Founded in 1893, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service law firm providing legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Corning, and New York, NY, the firm comprises more than 125 attorneys and total staff of 260.