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Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC
PO Box 100637
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: 703-525-8009
Fax: 703-525-8089
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Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC, is a boutique intellectual property law firm providing trademark and copyright services at flat fee rates. Mr. Pelton’s business has grown such that in 2007 he represented clients in more than 300 trademark applications and more than 25 contested trademark oppositions or cancellations. The firm is built around the model of providing effective and high quality representation at a flat fee cost. We help clients build and protect successful and strong brands.

Key Achievements:

  • Named a 2007 Top 20 Trademark Attorney by NameProtect’s Trademark Insider™
  • Named a 2006 Top 10 Trademark Attorney by NameProtect’s Trademark Insider™
  • Named a 2005 Top 10 Trademark Attorney by NameProtect’s Trademark Insider™
  • Attorney of record for more than 100 copyright registrations
  • Attorney of record for more than 1,500 federal trademark applications and registrations since 1999
  • Represented clients in all aspects of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings
  • Successfully stopped multiple trademark infringers
  • Successfully represented parties in domain name arbitration disputes
  • Assisted clients in drafting and reviewing intellectual property agreements
  • Filed international trademark applications in numerous countries via Madrid Protocol
  • Supervised development of proprietary software for management trademark files and tracking U.S.P.T.O. data
  • Creator of Apptorney: IPSM iPhone® application for intellectual property attorneys

Prior Employment:

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Trademark Examiner, Law Office 107 [1997-1999]

Education and Credentials:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) - Catholic University, Washington D.C. 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology (B.A.) - Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 1994

Professional Memberships:

  • New Jersey Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association

Speaking Engagements:

  • Software Industry Conference (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • RESA Home Staging International Conference (2010, 2011)
  • National Association of Professional Background Screeners Mid-Year Conference (2010)
  • Society for Advancement of Consulting of New England (2009)
  • “How to Market Yourself as a Lawyer in 2010” webinar for ExecSense Webinars

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Submitted by Erik Pelton on May 22, 2010
Category: Marketing
Submitted by Erik Pelton on April 24, 2010
Category: Marketing
Submitted by Erik Pelton on March 26, 2010
Category: Marketing
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