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    TAMPA, FL – February 10, 2017 – GrayRobinson intellectual property law attorney Stefan V. “Steve” Stein and intellectual property law attorney Debra Deardourff Faulk, shareholders in GrayRobinson’s Tampa law firm office have been recognized by World Trademark Review (WTR) for inclusion in its 2017 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

    WTR is the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers. This year’s publication features more than 72 country and US state specific chapters analyzing local trademark legal services markets and profiling the firms and individuals singled out as leaders in their respective fields.

    WTR states, “Full-service GrayRobinson is a force to be reckoned with in IP disputes; it is hailed by peers for its staunch defense of clients’ interests, whether they be start-up companies or Fortune 500 powerhouses. Widely praised for his courtroom acumen, Stefan Stein has both ‘the litigation and analytical skills’ to prevail in all manner of suits. As a triple board certified attorney in Florida, ‘he simply knows what he’s doing’. The ‘very capable’ Debra Faulk also has abundant experience doing battle in the courts, having taken multimillion-dollar IP cases to trial; she is also celebrated for her robust prosecution practice.”

    Steve 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 2011-2017 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. 

    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 and Florida Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016, Florida Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars from 2010-2014, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in 2015 and 2016.


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