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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Innovative and commercially savvy boutique Harness IP has a well-earned reputation for razor-sharp trademark strategy and protection. Joel Samuels delivers on the commercial side of the equation with a deep knowledge of corporate financial information honed through a background in economics and business administration. His deft touch always furthers the client’s bottom line. Transactions specialist Joseph Walsh also brings a business focus. Walsh makes commercial partnership central to his practice, working side-by-side with patrons – on occasion even moving into their premises to ensure he delivers results they can count on. For all manner of portfolio management, trademark and patent specialist Bryan Wheelock is a safe pair of hands. With a mechanical engineering background and adjunct professorships in both engineering and law, Wheelock can be relied on to know the details of clients’ technical fields and their legal requirements.

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For over a century Harness IP has protected and strengthened brands. The specialised ensemble does a great job tailoring its services to the needs of its clientele, including Fortune 500s, emerging businesses and academic institutions, and delivers the quality the most demanding of them expect while billing to the satisfaction of the most frugal. Helping to maintain nearly 21,000 registered trademarks across 150-plus countries is a well-configured team in Troy, which is chaired by Lisa DuRoss, a respected global brand strategist. Senior counsel Beth Coakley is one of the most seasoned trademark minds on the roster and has seen and done it all in the practice. They are joined in the WTR 1000 this year by George Moustakas, the firm’s leading litigator. Combined, the three of them have more than 100 years of experience.

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