Holland & Hart announced today that three associates joined the firm in its Boulder office.
TaeRa Franklin, Catherine Miller and Jeff Larson recently joined the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Franklin focuses her practice on preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patents. Miller and Larson focus their practices on domestic and international trademark law.
Franklin has a focus on preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patents across the electrical, electronics and telecommunications arts. Her patent prosecution practice is also complemented by substantial litigation experience.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, she practiced as a patent prosecution attorney in Cleveland and in New York City. She earned her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and her bachelor’s degree at The Grove School of Engineering at City College of New York. TaeRa is admitted to practice in New York. She is not yet admitted to practice in Colorado.
Miller has experience across various industries, through previous roles in IP boutique firms and in-house with the legal and business affairs department of an international television network in Washington, D.C.
Miller worked as an IP attorney for a firm based in Boulder. She received a Certificate in European Legal Studies from the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II in France. She also completed an intellectual property Law program at the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition, and Tax Law in Germany. She earned her law degrees from The George Washington University Law School and Tulane University Law School, and her bachelor’s degree from the Duke University. She is admitted to practice in Colorado, New York, and District of Columbia.
Larson focuses his practice on domestic and international trademark clearance, prosecution, management and enforcement matters. His expertise also includes advanced knowledge of international filing systems such as the Madrid Protocol, trademark licensing, domain name enforcement, takedown procedure, watch service review, copyright and advertising review and contest rules.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, he served as brand counsel for one of the world’s Top 15 most valuable brands (as recognized by both Forbes and Interbrand). He earned his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, and his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. Jeff is admitted to practice in Washington State and Hawaii. He is not admitted to practice in Colorado.