Mark H. Anania and Elliott J. Stein Are Recognized as 2024 Leading Trademark Professionals in WTR 1000

PRINCETON, NJ and NEW YORK, February 26, 2024 – Stevens & Lee announced that Mark H. Anania, Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group, and Elliot J. Stein have been named as leading trademark professionals in New Jersey in the 2024 edition of the WTR 1000.

The WTR 1000 guide conducts extensive research to identify the leading trademark professionals and firms in prosecuting, licensing and litigating trademarks in a variety of jurisdictions. Mr. Anania is distinguished in New Jersey for his “expertise in the full range of trademark needs, from creation to enforcement” and as a strategic ally whom major companies and institutions trust “to handle their entire trademark portfolio needs.” Mr. Stein is also recognized in New Jersey for his four decades of IP and trademark law experience and his “particular knowledge in innovative areas including cybersecurity and cloud computing.”

Mr. Anania serves as Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Intellectual Property Group and has a national IP practice helping clients to value and defend their IP and other technology assets. He has litigated cases across various industries, from Fortune 500 leaders to closely held businesses before federal district courts nationwide, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission.

Mr. Anania also provides strategic advice on intellectual property portfolio management, counseling and licensing. He offers a range of guidance, from effectively obtaining rights through the USPTO and Copyright Office to implementing proactive measures that prevent and avoid infringement, as well as maximize the overall value of intellectual property.

Within the legal community, Mr. Anania frequently writes and speaks on IP issues. He is a recent past President of the New Jersey IP Law Association and served on the Association’s Board of Managers for more than five years prior to his leadership role. He also holds significant positions in the golf industry, including as a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Golf Association.

Mr. Stein has more than 40 years of experience providing legal services to enterprises that develop, market and utilize intellectual property. He has assisted a wide range of businesses from development stage companies to publicly-traded multi-nationals in the automotive, banking, computer, defense, e-commerce, energy, gaming, health care and software industries, including, more recently, in e-commerce, cloud computing and cybersecurity. More recently, Mr. Stein has assisted clients with data protection issues (including website accessibility under The Americans with Disabilities Act) and U.S. and EEA privacy laws. He is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Privacy Working Group.

Mr. Stein has also assisted in a variety of transactions involving the development, marketing, acquisition, sale and licensing of copyrights, domains, patents, trademarks, trade-secrets and other intellectual property assets. He has assisted government contractors and American exporters to comply with federal regulations regarding the sale of goods and services.