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Retained by 200+ Law Firms

Working with litigators since 2005, Harper Litigation Consulting and Research has been retained in hundreds of cases involving trademark and trade dress infringement, misleading advertising, product innovation, retailing, marketing, branding, and communications.


Trademark | Trade Dress | Advertising

  • Conducted thousands of surveys, hundreds of them for litigation purposes, including those for trademark and trade dress infringement as well as misleading advertising
  • Skilled in the methods and formats for likelihood of confusion, secondary meaning, and genericness surveys for both circuit courts and TTAB
  • Provides state-of-the art survey designs, hosting platforms, sample selections, and analytics that are probative of the relevant issues in each case
  • Well versed in the primary treatises set forth by McCarthy, Diamond, and Swan, she provides solid scientific survey evidence that stands up in court
  • Successfully rebutted nearly 100 survey expert opinions


Brand | Retail | Communications | Licensing

  • Experienced Fortune 500 senior executive across many industries
  • Court-qualified to opine on marketing and branding, breach of contract, unfair competition, trade practices, consumer privacy, commercial reasonableness, product development / innovation, distribution, strategy, licensing, in-store merchandising, and more
  • Successfully provided testimony in Class Action cases



Surveys | Reports | Support

  • Successfully rebutted nearly 100 expert reports, including survey and marketing reports
  • Provides guidance on how to approach the opposing expert's deposition


Depositions | Trials | Arbitrations 

  • Provided deposition and courtroom testimony more than 100 times
  • Court-qualified in virtually every Federal Circuit Court, along with many State Courts, USPTO, TTAB, and in arbitrations through both AAA and JAMS
  • Skilled at testifying in both jury and bench trials

Experience + Expertise

Fortune 500 | Adjunct Professor | Entrepreneur

Rhonda HarperMs. Rhonda Harper, MBA
  • Expert Witness Services Since 2005
  • Former Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart/Sam's Club
  • Former Global Director Marketing Communications, UPS
  • Former Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ketchum Communications
  • Former Marketing and Promotion Executive, Nabisco and Warner-Lambert
  • Former Adjunct Professor, American University and Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Serial Entrepreneur: Consulting, Senior Care, Real Estate, Consumer Services

Clients and Industries Served

 Nationwide | Large and Boutique Firms

I very strongly recommend Ms. Harper from Harper Litigation Consulting and Research. She is great to work with and her work product is absolutely top-shelf. Partner, Greenberg & Traurig

I would characterize Ms. Harper's courtroom testimony as one of the best I’ve seen in doing this 34 years. Very well prepared, unwavering in the face of cross-examination, and very persuasive to the jury. Very well done. Partner, Matthews, Lawson, McCutcheon & Joseph

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