Ms. Harper has provided litigation consultation and expert witness services since 2005. On behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants (60%/40% respectively), more than 100 law firms have engaged her to provide litigation services: 65+ surveys, 80+ reports, 30+ rebuttals, 45+ depositions, and to testify in 20+ trials.
Ms. Harper has provided courtroom testimony in cases involving Trademark Infringement, Trade Dress Infringement, Patent Infringement, Misleading and False Advertising, Licensing, Defamation, Commercial Reasonableness, Breach of Contract / Performance, and Personal Injury.
Consumer opinions, behavior, and potential confusion are key issues in Lanham Act litigation and TTAB proceedings. Ms. Harper develops surveys and analyzes these issues in relation to trademark or trade dress infringement, secondary meaning, and genericness. HLCR capabilities include state-of-the art survey designs that are probative of the relevant issues in each case.
Ms. Harper formulates expert rebuttal critiques and constructs rebuttal surveys to show the potential difference in results with properly designed and executed surveys. Harper also provides guidance on how to approach the opposing expert’s deposition.
Ms. Harper provides two inexpensive PTO Examining Attorney likelihood of confusion support services: PTO Survey Snapshot and PTO Marketing Brief. The flat fee for these fast-turnaround services range from $2,500 to $5,500.