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Ben Harbuck is a member of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and Intellectual Property and Technology practice, as well as the Firm's German Desk. He focuses his practice on domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement, commercial litigation and governmental investigations.
Ben's work includes representing multinational and domestic clients in matters as diverse as obtaining and defending trademarks that are core to the global brand; counseling on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations; advocating complex, multimillion-dollar defect and delay claims in construction arbitration; and advising specialty insurance companies on complex coverage disputes and litigation. Ben also engages in pro bono immigration work and serves on the board for the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project. He co-drafted an amicus brief on behalf of the American Bar Association filed in the United States Supreme Court.
Drawing on his backgrounds in chemical engineering, intellectual property and German, Ben brings a wide range of experience to his practice, from managing discovery for trial to drafting patent applications and international contracts. In his trademark work, Ben relies on deep know-how that is further advanced by ranking first in his class in his Master of Laws specialization in intellectual property law. Before joining Dentons, Ben worked in commercial litigation in New York City for primarily German-speaking clients. His areas of practice included insurance litigation and trademark litigation.
Admitted to practice in Missouri, New York and before the United States Patent and Trademark office, Ben also worked as an honors legal intern with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC. He is fluent in German and has worked extensively in Germany, first as a humanitarian volunteer, obtaining German visas and registration for other volunteers, and later as a legal intern with the Düsseldorf office of a large European law firm. Closer to home, Ben investigated employment discrimination at the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and placed pro bono cases in the St. Louis legal community at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. As part of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic at Washington University Law, Ben drafted and filed a complaint against the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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