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Mark B Harrison is chair of Venable LLP’s trademarks, copyrights and domain names practice group. One of the top trademark attorneys in the United States, he focuses his practice on trademark, unfair competition and copyright within IP law, including in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr Harrison has handled trademark work for a variety of clients, including a global pharmaceutical company and a number of foreign pharmaceutical start-ups and domestic nutritional supplement companies.
Mr Harrison has practised in his field for over 30 years. He is a former examining attorney of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He was awarded as a top 20 filer of US trademark applications for each year from 2002 to 2009, and is known as a top obtainer of registrations. Using his personally developed network of foreign associates, Mr Harrison has supervised the filing of numerous trademark applications in virtually every country where such filings are possible. He is also active in pro bono matters.
In Mr Harrison’s focus area of trademarks, the group ranks highly in two benchmark annual reports: ninth in US trademark applications filed (Trademark Insider, 2010), and 12th in US trademark registrations issued (Intellectual Property Today, 2010). In both reports the group ranks first in Washington DC, the third-busiest trademark market in the country.
Mr Harrison has successfully argued numerous trademark cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO, several of which are citable as precedent.