The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
Bronze - Individuals: prosecution and strategy
Stacey Watson provides legal and branding advice in all areas of trademark law. She focuses her practice on branding strategy, clearance and advice, domestic and international trademark prosecution, global trademark portfolio management, development and management of enforcement strategies and dispute resolution. She also negotiates trademark licences and assignments and has been involved in several asset purchase agreements that include the transfer of IP assets.
Ms Watson practised at several AmLaw 100 firms and also has significant in-house experience as trademark counsel for Walmart Stores, Inc, and Verisign, Inc. In those roles, she managed and coordinated US and international trademark searching, prosecution and enforcement, and supervised outside counsel in US and international trademark and domain name disputes, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to this, Ms Watson was a trademark examining attorney for the USPTO and a publications editor at INTA.
In 2014, she established the trademark boutique Markery Law LLC with Jacqueline Patt, a former colleague from an AmLaw 100 firm, and under their guidance, Markery Law has experienced steady growth since. Markery Law’s patrons range from small start-ups to Fortune 500 businesses. Ms Patt and Ms Watson created Markery Law to provide big-firm quality services with the flexibility and friendliness of a boutique, and the attorneys at Markery Law, including experienced trademark attorney Katrina Hull, work collaboratively to provide business-savvy advice across a wide variety of industries. Ms Watson’s unique background allows her to provide clients with trademark advice tailored to their unique needs with creative strategies and business-focused solutions.
Ms Watson has been a committee member at INTA for many years, with extensive involvement in the Saul Lefkowitz moot court competition (where she was chair from 2007 to 2008) and assisting the organisation with the establishment of its international moot court competition. Ms Watson was most recently the co-chair of the 2022 INTA Annual Meeting Live+ held in Washington, DC.