The awards ceremony was presented by the American Society of Furniture Designers
(ASFD) and recognizes excellence in retail home furniture design. Several Womble Carlyle clients were among the winners.
The Pinnacle Awards are held annually as part of the High Point Market, the largest international home furnishing market in the world, attracting more than 80,000 visitors and attendees. Womble Carlyle Furniture Team Members are busy throughout the seven-day Market, visiting with clients and prospects from throughout the world.
Jack Hicks has more than 25 years of experience guiding home furnishing and design companies through all stages of the intellectual property process. He has written and prosecuted patents, trademarks and copyrights on literally hundreds of furniture-related designs. Hicks’ proximity to High Point, N.C., the capital of the U.S. furniture industry, helps him better serve the home furnishings industry. Hicks is a frequent author and speaker on furniture- and design-related patent issues, and is a co-author of the Womble Carlyle Furniture Law Blog.
Christine Beaman focuses on intellectual property matters in the areas of licensing and trademark law. Before joining Womble Carlyle, Beaman was Corporate Counsel for YellowPages.com where she provided legal advice relating to all intellectual property matters. She practices in Womble Carlyle’s Winston-Salem office.
Stephen Shaw’s experience includes patent searches, patent reviews and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He also guides companies through a wide range of IP transactions, including technology transfers and assignments, licensing agreements and strategic alliances. Shaw practices in the firm’s Greensboro office.
David Crowe is an IP/Patent attorney in Womble Carlyle’s Greensboro office. A mechanical engineer, Crowe served as a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for six years.
(L-R) David Crowe, Stephen Shaw, Joshua Fischer (New York designer), Christine Beaman, and renowned furniture designer Alexander Julian.
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