Super Lawyers Business Edition: Deborah Platt Majoras and intellectual property at P&G

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Super Lawyers Business Edition, available digitally, via app and in print, features a profile of Deborah Platt Majoras, current general counsel at Procter & Gamble and former Federal Trade Commission chair. Experience from her previous role in government, where she learned the valuable lesson of always sticking to her principles, stays with Majoras as she guides the legal department of Cincinnati-based P&G, whose well-known brands span from Pampers and Bounty to Pantene and Crest. Her department--350 attorneys worldwide--deals with a full range of legal issues, including intellectual property issues encountered by the largest consumer packaged goods company in the world. An excerpt from the story:

"People often associate heavy innovation, and therefore intellectual property protection, more with technology companies," she says. "In fact, innovation is absolutely the lifeblood of P&G. We win awards every year for our strong innovation program, which is the strongest in the consumer goods industry."

Read more about Majoras' role in going after counterfeiters of the company's products, her exciting time at the FTC and how her job as general counsel helps fulfills her goal to serve others in the complete profile online or here in our digital mag.