The WTR 300 focuses exclusively on trademark practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
Deborah A Hampton works with legal and business partners, crafting and implementing brand protection and enforcement strategies. Working in-house provides more client contact – to excel in-house you must know the business, its competitors and its concerns, along with corporate goals and objectives.
Ms Hampton advocates for non-attorneys to ensure that they are fully utilised performing substantive work. She is a mentor, influencer and coach to all. Non-attorneys play a special role in trademark protection – often acting as the interface between attorneys and clients – and Ms Hampton believes that they can see most situations from the legal and business perspectives to help facilitate matters.
Ms Hampton is an officer on the INTA board of directors and is the first non-attorney with an ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate to become an officer. She serves on the Widener University School of Law Legal Education Institute Board of Advisers. She was recently named as one of the top 25 trademark industry influencers by the World Trademark Review. Ms Hampton is featured in Lessons From The Top Paralegal Experts: The 15 Most Successful Paralegals in America and What You Can Learn from Them by Carole A Bruno. She also served two terms on the US Trademark Public Advisory Committee.
Ms Hampton is active in her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, at the local chapter level. She currently serves as the chapter parliamentarian and co-chair of the policies and procedures committee and is a member of the chapter executive board. She is also a frequent speaker and taught a webinar on trademark clearance and prosecution for the National Association of Legal Assistants for 11 years.
Family is everything for Ms Hampton. She has been happily married for 35 years and she and her husband have a son and a beautiful daughter and granddaughter. Ms Hampton loves reading, dancing and music.