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Four Partners individually ranked


Washington, DC, (January 31, 2013) – Venable’s Trademark practice has been recognized by the prestigious World Trademark Review 1000-2013 and four of its attorneys have been individually ranked.

The practice was ranked in the “Silver Tier” for Prosecution and Strategy and the firm’s Enforcement and Litigation Practice was ranked in the “Bronze Tier.” Among the individual attorney rankings, Mark Harrison and Andrew Price were ranked in the silver tier for the second year in a row and Janet Satterthwaite and Justin Pierce were ranked in the bronze tier. All were ranked in the category of Prosecution and Strategy.

According to the 2013 WTR 1000, “Venable continues to consolidate its dominance in the trademark field through the successful cultivation of a cost-conscious, insightful and dependable team and diverse service offering.”

The four ranked attorneys represent a diverse range of specialties within the group.  Mr. Harrison, the group’s chair, is lauded as “seasoned, efficient and dynamic” and praised for his "fast, lucid responses to queries,” and support for client’s individual needs.  Mr. Price’s “first-class knowledge of trademark law (and) commercial acumen combin(e) the perfect balance of detail and big picture”.  Mr. Harrison focuses his practice on trademark, unfair competition, and copyright within intellectual property law. Mr. Price focuses on managing global portfolios of trademarks for clients of all sizes. Ms. Satterthwaite, who combines trademark prosecution with a domain name and litigation practice, is recommended for her “reliable and accurate opinion work” and “innovative approach” on complex projects. Mr. Pierce, a former in-house counsel at Sony Mobile, who specializes in brand protection and anticounterfeiting,   is “cool under fire” and “brilliant on multi-jurisdictional matters.”

Venable’s silver ranking establishes the firm’s Trademark practice among the top firms in Washington.  “These rankings prove once again that we can be expert in a variety of subspecialties, and innovative in our approach and at the same time be cost-sensitive, which is what our clients require in their trademark teams. We are grateful to the clients and colleagues who have recommended us.” said Mr. Harrison.

Known as the definitive listing of the world’s top 1000 leading trademark professionals, the WTR 1000 conducts extensive research including hundreds of interviews with clients and industry professionals for its annual list.  

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Note: An American Lawyer 100 law firm, Venable serves corporate, institutional, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients throughout the U.S. and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Maryland, New York and Virginia, Venable LLP lawyers and legislative advisors serve the needs of our domestic and global clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory, and government affairs.