Monica Riva Talley
Monica Riva Talley is a Director and Head of Sterne Kessler’s Trademark & Brand Protection Practice. For more than 20 years she has specialized in strategic trademark counseling and portfolio enhancement, developing anti-counterfeiting solutions and strategies, and resolving trademark disputes. Monica has particular expertise in enforcing brand rights against infringers and counterfeiters seeking to profit from her clients’ well-known brands. Ranked as one of the leading trademark prosecution and strategy attorneys in Washington, DC, Monica is also known or her global brand protection and commercialization strategies. Monica has been consecutively ranked in the prestigious World Trademark Review 1000 since 2012. Monica has also been named an “IP Star” by Managing IP magazine since 2013 and is recognized as one of the magazine’s “Top 250 Women in IP.” Monica is also ranked among the “leading IP practitioners in the world” by the World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) in their 2017 and 2018 “WIPR Leaders” publication.