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Retained by 200+ Law Firms

Trademark Infringement | Trade Dress Infringement | False Designation of Origin | False, Misleading and/or Fraudulent Advertising | Licensing | Defamation | Breach of Contract - Business Operations, Licensing, Sponsorship | Deceptive Trade Practices | Patent Infringement | Unauthorized Appropriation and Use of Likeness | Unfair Competition | Unlawful, Unfair, and Fraudulent Business Practices

2023: Ms. Harper served as Plaintiffs' marketing, advertising, and promotion expert witness.

Class Action $25,000,000 Settlement

Rhonda Harper, MBA

Providing Expert Witness Services Since 2005

Ms. Harper has over 30 years’ experience and is one of the few experts who is court qualified across many matters. She has been engaged by hundreds of law firms, including being a designated expert in more than ten class action lawsuits. As a leading survey expert, Ms. Harper has conducted or rebutted more than 200 Lanham Act trademark, trade dress, and advertising surveys. Since 2005, Ms. Harper has testified more than 100 times in virtually every Federal Circuit Court, along with State Courts, USPTO, TTAB, and in arbitrations through both AAA and JAMS.

Experience + Expertise

Fortune 500 Chief Marketer | Adjunct Marketing Professor | Entrepreneur

Rhonda HarperOver 30 Years of Experience:

-Marketing Officer/VP Marketing, Walmart/Sam's Club

-Chief Marketing Officer/VP Marketing, VF Corporation/VF Intimates

-Global Director Marketing Communications, UPS

-Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ketchum Communications

-Marketing and Promotion Executive, Nabisco and Warner-Lambert

-Adjunct Marketing Professor, American University and Fairleigh Dickinson University

-Serial Entrepreneur 

Consumer Perception

Trademark | Trade Dress | Advertising

Rhonda Harper has conducted thousands of surveys, hundreds of them for litigation purposes. She has the expertise required regarding the methods and formats for likelihood of confusion, secondary meaning, dilution, famousness, and genericness surveys for both circuit courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Rhonda Harper uses 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 J. Thomas McCarthy, Robert Thornburg, Shari S. Diamond, and Jerre B. Swann, she provides solid scientific survey evidence that stands up in court.

Rhonda Harper has also successfully testified regarding likelihood of confusion and secondary meaning by addressing the factors relevant to the case's jurisdiction.


Brand | Marketing | Licensing

Rhonda Harper has been court-qualified to opine across a wide range of marketing topics (e.g., marketing, branding, advertising, promotion, public relations, product development, licensing, in-store merchandising,  and communications)  in cases involving class actions, breach of contract, unfair competition, trade practices, and consumer privacy.


Surveys | Reports | Support

Rhonda Harper has successfully rebutted nearly 100 expert reports, including surveys and marketing reports. She also provides guidance on how to approach the opposing expert's testimony.


Depositions | Trials | Arbitrations 

Rhonda Harper has provided testimony more than 100 times. She has been court-qualified in virtually every Federal Circuit Court, along with many State Courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and in arbitrations through both AAA and JAMS. Sh is skilled at testifying in both jury and bench trials.

Clients and Industries Served

200+ Large and Boutique Firms | 120+ Product and Service Categories

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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