Managing Intellectual Property Recognized Venable’s Intellectual Property and Trademark Practices, Names Eight Attorneys to IP Stars List

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Venable recognized among top firms in Washington, DC, Maryland and nationwide

Washington, DC – July 9, 2015 - Venable LLP's Intellectual Property and Trademark Practices were both recognized by Managing Intellectual Property locally in Washington, DC and Maryland and nationwide. Additionally, eight attorneys from the firm's Washington and Baltimore officers were named IP Stars.

Venable was Recommended for Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution in Washington, DC while being Highly Recommended for Intellectual Property in Maryland. Nationally, Venable earned high marks for Trademark Prosecution. The full list of attorneys named IP Stars includes:

Roger A. Colaizzi 
William D. Coston 
James E. Gray 
Mark B. Harrison 
David J. Heubeck 
Michael B. MacWilliams 
Andrew F. Pratt 
Janet F. Satterthwaite

In its editorial commentary, Managing Intellectual Property said Venable "is particularly regarded for its trademark prosecution practice. Attorneys are further lauded for their work in anti-counterfeiting, copyrights, licensing, and domain names." It also cited the more than 50 attorneys in the Intellectual Property Group, "many of whom contribute PhDs and other advanced scientific degrees to the firm's knowledge base. More than half are also registered patent attorneys and agents."

Founded in 1990, Managing Intellectual Property describes itself as the leading source of news and analysis on all intellectual property developments worldwide. Firm rankings and IP Star recognitions are determined through an extensive research process involving a survey of IP practitioners from over 80 countries and feedback from clients and peers.


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