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The list, published by Managing IP, features the top female IP attorneys in the United States


Washington, DC (October 7, 2013) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Janet F. Satterthwaite, a leading partner in the firm’s Trademark, Copyright & Licensing Group, was named to the inaugural edition of IP Stars – Top 250 Women. The list features the top female IP attorneys in the United States.

Published by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, the list originated from research conducted for IP Stars 2013 – a book published in May in which Ms. Satterthwaite was also recognized. Drawing from more than 1,000 interviews with partners and law firms throughout the U.S., researchers chose the top IP attorneys, male and female, for IP Stars 2013. In addition to Ms. Satterthwaite, several other Venable attorneys also made this list.

Ms. Satterthwaite is known for both contentious and noncontentious trademark counseling, prosecution and portfolio management, licensing, enforcement/litigation. She is particularly renowned for her creative work in relation to trademarks in cyberspace. Providing global trademark counseling and enforcement to key U.S. brands, and U.S. trademark counsel to leading global brands, Ms. Satterthwaite also has a strong client base in Europe where she has held significant leadership positions in Marques, the European Trademark Owners’ Association. Ms. Satterthwaite is also a seasoned trademark litigator who has won as lead counsel on many trademark, domain name, copyright and false advertising lawsuits in federal courts in several states and in foreign countries.

Ms. Satterthwaite and Venable’s Trademark Group have received many prestigious awards and rankings, in which Ms. Satterthwaite has been praised as “innovative” and as a “fierce defender of the rights of her clients.” Most recently, she was recognized in the 2013 editions of World Trademark Review 1000 for Prosecution and Strategy and Legal 500 for Trademarks: Non-Contentious. She was also named to the International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers.

“We are proud of Janet and all she has accomplished in her 17 years at Venable.  She leads the vanguard of a group of talented Venable women trademark lawyers and litigators,” said Co-Managing Partner Lindsay B. Meyer in reaction to the award.

Other future women standouts in Venable’s Trademark Group include partner Jacqueline Levasseur Patt and rising star senior associate Rebecca Liebowitz, who both capably manage global trademarks for several household name brands.

Founded in 1990, Managing Intellectual Property magazine describes itself as the leading source of news and analysis on all intellectual property developments throughout the world.


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