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CHICAGO, August 2 – Read today’s law, legal news, law firm news & legal research at LAWFUELPiper Rudnick LLP attorneys Mark Feldman, Ann Ford, and Emily Sexton will be listed in the new Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Practitioners 2004, the law firm reports.

“We are delighted at this acknowledgment of the outstanding work Mark, Ann, and Emily do,” said Lee Miller, co-chair of Piper Rudnick. “Their considerable achievements, their vast knowledge of intellectual property law, and their devotion to client service make them key members of the team we have built at Piper Rudnick.”

Mr. Miller continued, “We are also very proud to have three of our colleagues honored in this way—a reflection of the depth of Piper Rudnick’s intellectual property practice.”
Mr. Feldman added, “We’re particularly proud of Emily’s selection, since it is highly unusual for such a young lawyer to have achieved the stature she has in the profession.”

Attorneys are named to the prestigious guide of leading practitioners, published by the Euromoney Legal Media Group, in an 18-month process of peer nomination and research.

About Mark Feldman

Mark Feldman is chair of the Intellectual Property practice group at Piper Rudnick. His extensive experience includes counseling clients on domestic and international intellectual property registration, enforcement, and licensing. Mr. Feldman also has litigated such matters as the protectability of color as a trademark; the enhanced scope of protection for famous trademarks; trademark priority disputes; and the protection of the distinctive interior design and exterior “trade dress” of franchised restaurants. He is known as a writer and speaker on many aspects of intellectual property law.

Mr. Feldman is also been listed in An International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers and was selected as a Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law by Leading Lawyers Network. He is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

About Ann K. Ford

Ann Ford, a partner based in Piper Rudnick’s Washington, D.C., office, practices in the area of U.S. and international trademark and copyright law, including the emerging laws governing the use and protection of intellectual property on the Internet. She works with both mature and emerging companies to develop and strengthen their brands, advises clients on the use of other intellectual property, and protects clients’ intellectual property through the courts, agencies, and the use of uniform dispute resolution procedures. She also speaks and publishes extensively on intellectual property issues.

Ms. Ford is listed in An International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers and has been named by the Legal Times as one of the leading intellectual property attorneys in the Washington, D.C., area.

About Emily Sexton

Emily Sexton, an associate in Piper Rudnick’s Washington, D.C., office, practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on trademark counseling, prosecution and enforcement, copyright counseling and enforcement, and large-scale portfolio management.

She also assists with privacy matters, with a focus on individual rights of privacy and publicity, and has conducted extensive research into early Internet and cyberspace legislation, particularly with respect to free speech, service provider immunity, content control, and privacy issues.

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