Fish & Richardson Adds Anne M. Sterba as Of Counsel in Trademark and Copyright Group

Anne M. Sterba (pictured) has joined Fish & Richardson as Of Counsel in Trademark and Copyright Group.
Anne M. Sterba (pictured) has joined Fish & Richardson as Of Counsel in Trademark and Copyright Group.
  • Anne M. Sterba (pictured) has joined Fish & Richardson as Of Counsel in Trademark and Copyright Group.
    Anne M. Sterba (pictured) has joined Fish & Richardson as Of Counsel in Trademark and Copyright Group.
    Anne M. Sterba (pictured) has joined Fish & Richardson as Of Counsel in Trademark and Copyright Group.
    Anne M. Sterba (pictured) has joined Fish & Richardson as Of Counsel in Trademark and Copyright Group.
Washington, D.C., June 26, 2012 – Fish & Richardson announced today that Anne M. Sterba has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Trademark and Copyright Group, where she will continue to advise clients on a wide variety of trademark prosecution and counseling, false advertising, unfair competition, copyright, licensing, and litigation matters.  She will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

With 14 years of experience, Ms. Sterba is knowledgeable in in all aspects of trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and federal district court litigation.  Her practice also includes Internet and related trademark and copyright issues, including domain name protection and keyword advertising.  She has represented start-up companies to large multi-national corporations in a wide range of industries.

Before joining Fish, Ms. Sterba was a member of the intellectual property firm Rothwell, Figg, Ernst, & Manbeck P.C.

“Fish has one of the leading Trademark and Copyright practices in the country and we are very excited to have Anne Sterba join our growing team,” said Cynthia Johnson Walden, Trademark and Copyright Practice Group Leader at Fish & Richardson.  “She brings a wealth of knowledge in every area of trademark and copyright counseling, enforcement, and litigation, and will be a great asset to our clients.”

In March 2012, Fish was named a “Top Trademark Law Firm” by World Trademark Review for the second straight year.  Fish also has a National "Tier 1" ranking in Trademark Law (US News Media Group and Best Lawyers, 2011 Best Law Firms survey).

Ms. Sterba received her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1998 and her B.A., with honors, from Westminster College in 1995.  She is admitted to practice in D.C. and Virginia, and is a member of the AIPA and the International Trademark Association.  She is a regular writer and lecturer on trademark and copyright issues.

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP).  With more than 375 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and business litigation, Fish is known for its superior technical expertise.  Fish has been named top patent litigation firm in the country for eight straight years, a premier IP firm for America’s biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice.  For more information, visit www.fr.com or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

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