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Managing IP, a leading source of news and analysis on all intellectual property developments worldwide, has ranked eight Venable Attorneys as IP Stars for 2014. All eight were ranked both as local and nationwide stars. Most of these are repeats from last year’s nominations. Venable was also listed as a Recommended firm in DC for Trademark Prosecution and Contentious Trademark, Highly Recommended in Maryland for IP, and ranked nationally for trademark prosecution. This last ranking was also included in the global edition of IP Stars. In the comments, Managing IP notes that “The firm is especially renowned for a stellar trademark prosecution practice.”

The trademark practice has also been recognized yet again in the influential 2014 Edition of WTR 1000, The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. Venable was ranked in the Silver tier for Prosecution and Strategy and the Bronze tier for Enforcement and Litigation in the competitive Washington, DC Metro Area. WTR noted “Venable has an impressive bench of practitioners who execute trademark strategy flawlessly.”

The individual Venable partners recognized are:

Managing IP
Roger Colaizzi
Bill Coston
Jeff Dunn
Jim Gray
Mark Harrison
Dave Heubeck
Michael MacWilliams
Janet Satterthwaite

The Baltimore litigators Heubeck, MacWilliams and Gray, along with Paul Strain, are singled out.

WTR
Mark Harrison (Silver, Prosecution and Strategy) 
Justin Pierce (Silver, Prosecution and Strategy; Bronze, Enforcement and Litigation) 
Andrew Price (Silver, Prosecution and Strategy)
Janet Satterthwaite (Bronze, Prosecution and Strategy)