Member

Joel T. Beres

With more than 25 years of Intellectual Property experience, Joel actively tries cases in both state and federal courts. A founding member and former co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Service Group, he manages all aspects of infringement litigation for both federal and state courts, including trial and appellate practice. He has also prepared and prosecuted trademark and copyright applications, prosecuted and defended trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, negotiated and prepared trademark and copyright assignment and license agreements, and negotiated and prepared software licensing and consulting agreements.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Dispute Counseling and Strategies

Eleventh Annual Trademark Boot Camp, September 1, 2021

Amazon Unveils Its Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation Procedure

Understanding Individual Property Rights and Avoiding Pitfalls in Your Practice

Scaling Up Group Dental Symposium, November 14-16, 2018

One Important Thing To Do Before You Ring In The New Year!

First Amendment Protects Trademark Owners from Government Censorship

SCOTUS and Patent Infringement: A Discussion of Recent Supreme Court Decisions Impacting Patent Litigation

American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property, June 20, 2017

Dispute Investigations: Private Investigations, Clearance Searches, Extensions of Time to Oppose, Defensive Application Filing, Examining the Potential for Oppositions or Cancellations and Multinational Portfolio Considerations

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Trademark Boot Camp, Arlington, VA, June 8-9, 2017

Supreme Court Says "You Buy It, You Own It"

The Supreme Court Redefines 'Exceptionality' and Lowers Bar

Protecting Trade Secrets

Louisville Bar Association Annual Day Long IP Seminar, May 2004

Trade Dress Protection

Louisville Bar Association, September 2003

A Bicycle Built for 1's and 0's: Telecommunications Convergence, Peer to Peer, and What is a Copy

Louisville Bar Association, May 2001
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
California
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
U.S. Supreme Court
Firm Leadership

Diversity Committee, Member

Firm Recruiting Committee, Member

Management Committee (2011-15)

Memberships
American Bar Association
International Trademark Association, Board of Directors (2010-12); Chair, Membership Services Committee (2008-09)
Louisville Bar Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
State Bar of California
Community Involvement

Stanford University Alumni Club in Louisville, Founding Member

International Trademark Association, Board of Directors (2010-12)

Kentucky Council on Economic Education Board of Directors, Former Member

Walden School, former member of Board of Trustees (2008-11)

St. Francis School, Board of Trustees (2010-17)

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Mr. Beres is active in the International Trademark Association leadership and served on its Board of Directors (2010-12) and was the Chair of Membership Services Committee (2008-09). He is a Davidson Fellow for Trademark Law at the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and is a founding member of the Stanford University Alumni Club in Louisville. He also served on the Board of Trustees of St. Francis High School (2010-14) and served on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Council on Economic Education. Always the technophile, Mr. Beres enjoys tech gadgets and playing with the latest computer hardware and software. True to his Montana roots, he also enjoys fencing, but just the barbed wire variety.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Trade Secrets Law and Trademark Law (2001-23)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent (2021)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property (2020)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Copyright Law (2017, 2019)

Best Lawyers in America®, Louisville Area Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law (2018)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-22)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Attorneys in Kentucky (2010-15, 2017)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Intellectual Property (2013-22)

Louisville Magazine's "Top Lawyers" for Copyright/Trademark Law and Information Technology Law (2013, 2016)

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-22)

Testimonials

Joel Beres is "a very good attorney and IP litigator," says an interviewee. He acts for an impressive roster of national clients on the enforcement of IP rights, handling matters such as patent infringement claims, trademark disputes and trade secrets litigation.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2020

. . . recognized for his trademark and copyright expertise, and is also much in demand for his counsel on prosecution and licensing work. 'He is a very good attorney doing excellent work,' an impressed peer asserts.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2016

An impressive litigator who is thorough and attentive to details.

- Chambers USA, 2010

Every case he does, he does extremely well.

- Chambers USA, 2008

. . . one of the most responsive, effective legal advisers I have ever worked with.

- Best Lawyers, 2007
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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 2022
Press Releases

Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on “IP Stars” 2022 List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2022 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 08, 2022
Press Releases

Chambers USA Honors 23 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 23 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2022 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 07, 2022
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 37 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 37 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 29 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 11, 2022
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Events

AIPLA's Eleventh Annual Trademark Boot Camp

Date: 8/30/21 - 9/2/21

Webinar

IP attorney Joel Beres is set to speak at the AIPLA's 11th Annual Trademark Boot Camp webinar Aug. 30-Sept.2, 2021.

Joel T. Beres August 19, 2021
Press Releases

Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on “IP Stars” 2021 List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2021 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 26, 2021
Press Releases

Chambers USA Honors 22 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2021 guide.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 21, 2021