The law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP has added Jon Webster as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group.
Webster represents clients on a wide range of matters, particularly involving trademark and copyright asset management. He counsels clients on brand portfolio management, including trademark strategies to enhance brand positioning and initiatives; the clearance, adoption, registration, protection, enforcement, use and licensing of brands; and the development, implementation, and enforcement of trademark policies and practices, including global anti-counterfeiting management.
Previously the chief trademark counsel for Bausch & Lomb Inc., Webster had worldwide responsibility for all facets of the company’s global trademark and copyright portfolio and related commercial transactions. He also managed trademark, false advertising, unfair competition and trade dress litigation on a worldwide basis.
Webster has extensive experience in U.S. and foreign trademark office practice (including registration, opposition, cancellation and related processes), along with packaging and labeling review of goods and services, advertising, and promotion to ensure regulatory compliance. He also presents trademark and brand strategy topics to members of the International Trademark Association, Practical Law Institute and other organizations.