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    TAMPA, FL – February 25, 2019 – GrayRobinson, P.A. announced today that intellectual property law attorneys Debra Deardourff Larsen and Stefan V. Stein, shareholders in GrayRobinson’s Tampa law firm office have been recognized by World Trademark Review (WTR) for inclusion in its 2019 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

    The World Trademark Review 1000 is the world’s leading resource for individuals seeking legal trademark expertise from trademark practices and practitioners. In addition to peer and client feedback, factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account when identifying the leading firms and individuals. As two out of 1,000 trademark professionals ranked in over 93 countries, Larsen and Stein have truly established themselves within the trademark practice.  Stein and Larsen have been recognized by The World Trademark Review 1000 since 2016.

    According to WTR, “A corporate firm with stellar IP credentials, GrayRobinson has a passionate and proactive team of specialists which goes the extra mile for its clients. With several trial-savvy practitioners on deck, the ensemble is especially proficient at IP litigation. Two of the best are Stefan Stein and Debra Larsen. Stein is board-certified by the Florida Bar in business litigation, civil trial law and intellectual property and has honed his advocacy skills over nearly three decades. Testament to his high standing, he is frequently called on as an expert witness and is sought after by top firms nationally for local counsel representation in Florida. Larsen is abundantly experienced in court and at the TTAB. Both maintain robust prosecution practices – Stein’s in patents and Larsen’s in trademarks.”

    Debra is a Florida Bar Board Certified Intellectual Property lawyer who practices in the areas of intellectual property, contests and sweepstakes, media, technology and telecommunications. Her intellectual property practice includes litigation matters, trademark and copyright registrations, technology-related licensing and domain name registrations and disputes. She has taken multimillion-dollar intellectual property cases through jury trial and federal appeals and regularly practices in front of The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB.) Debra has been named to Best Lawyers in America since 2015, was named Copyright Lawyer of the Year in 2017, and Florida Super Lawyers from 2015 to 2018, Florida Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars from 2010-2014, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

    Stefan has been lead trial counsel in numerous multimillion-dollar intellectual property law jury and bench trials. He is a Registered Patent Attorney who is triple-board certified by the Florida Bar in Intellectual Property, Business Litigation and Civil Trial. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and has been a Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year – Tampa each year from 2011-2018 in Intellectual Property Law, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law and Copyright Law. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has regularly been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite.

    To learn more about the World Trademark Review 1000 and see the 2019 ranking tables, please click here

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