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.
Dispute Counseling and Strategies
Eleventh Annual Trademark Boot Camp, September 1, 2021
Understanding Individual Property Rights and Avoiding Pitfalls in Your Practice
Scaling Up Group Dental Symposium, November 14-16, 2018
SCOTUS and Patent Infringement: A Discussion of Recent Supreme Court Decisions Impacting Patent Litigation
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
Protecting Trade Secrets
Trade Dress Protection
A Bicycle Built for 1's and 0's: Telecommunications Convergence, Peer to Peer, and What is a Copy
Diversity Committee, Member
Firm Recruiting Committee, Member
Management Committee (2011-15)
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)
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.
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)
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.
. . . 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.
An impressive litigator who is thorough and attentive to details.
Every case he does, he does extremely well.
. . . one of the most responsive, effective legal advisers I have ever worked with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IP attorney Joel Beres is set to speak at the AIPLA's 11th Annual Trademark Boot Camp webinar Aug. 30-Sept.2, 2021.
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.