Venable's Trademark Group Recognized Among DC's Elite by WTR 1000 for Seventh Consecutive Year; New Gold Ranking Achieved

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The group and four attorneys recognized in Prosecution & Strategy and Enforcement & Litigation categories.

Washington, DC (December 8, 2017) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that for the seventh consecutive year the firm's Trademark Group has been recognized among the elite in the Washington, DC metro area – a central hub in global and national trademark law – by World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals. Moreover, four of the group's attorneys – Intellectual Property Division Chair Justin E. Pierce, partners Mark B. Harrison and Andrew D. Price, and counsel Rebecca Liebowitz – were once again singled out for individual recognition.

Mr. Price moved up to the Gold Tier in Prosecution & Strategy, in recognition for the extensive work he has done on a global basis on behalf of a wide range of nonprofit and for-profit clients, in his nearly 20 years at Venable.

The group was again ranked in the Silver Tier for both Enforcement & Litigation and Prosecution & Strategy in the Washington, DC metro area. Individually, Mr. Pierce was listed in the Bronze Tier for Enforcement & Litigation and in the Silver Tier for Prosecution & Strategy. Mr. Harrison was listed in the Gold Tier for Prosecution & Strategy, and Ms. Liebowitz was listed in the Silver Tier for Prosecution & Strategy.

In addition to being the seventh consecutive year WTR 1000 has ranked Venable's Trademark Group, it is also the seventh consecutive year Mr. Harrison and Mr. Price have been individually ranked. This is also the sixth consecutive year for Mr. Pierce and the fourth consecutive year for Ms. Liebowitz.

Published annually for the past eight years, WTR 1000 is the only standalone publication that recommends individual attorneys and their firms exclusively in the trademark field. This year's publication features more than 80 country- and U.S. state-specific chapters, analyzing local trademark legal services markets and profiling the firms and individuals singled out as leaders in their respective fields. Firm and attorney rankings were compiled following an extensive research process conducted over a four-month period, involving nearly 1,500 face-to-face and telephone interviews with trademark specialists across the globe.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With more than 600 attorneys across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit