Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC

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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

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Harness Dickey has a new face in the WTR 1000 for 2022 in the form of trademark practice chair Lisa DuRoss. With decades of experience managing trademarks and directing brand strategy, she embodies numerous key traits of the wider group, including pragmatism and a commitment to the highest standards of customer care. She frequently pairs up with Lisabeth Coakley to great effect, including on several matters concerning trademark protection in China. Coakley is also extremely seasoned, having chalked up more than 40 years at the IP coalface. She distinguishes herself as a global strategist for famous brands and a talented all-round prosecutor and litigator. The firm celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2021 and marked the occasion in several significant ways, including the launch of its diversity and inclusion fellowship.

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Harness Dickey & Pierce recently rebranded as Harness IP in its centurial year. The storied firm has a sterling reputation for the intelligence with which it builds and optimises IP value. It currently has some 20,592 trademarks under its care, with 14,018 of these being international trademarks. A key contributor to these impressive figures is precision trademark prosecutor Bryan Wheelock. The trusted adviser to numerous high-flying clients, he has a flair for whipping trademark portfolios into shape. Trademark prosecution is likewise the metier of Joseph Walsh, who also knows how to get signatures on the dotted lines of IP-rich M&A and licensing agreements.

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