We have more than 10 years of experience working with small businesses to protect and leverage the value of their trademarks and brand names. We also work on a variety of internet law issues, including social media policies and strategy. We feature flat fees for most projects.
Erik Pelton is an attorney and founder of Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC, a boutique trademark law firm in Falls Church, Virginia. Established in 1999 by Mr. Pelton following two years of working for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the firm has registered more than 1,300 U.S. trademarks for clients, represented dozens of parties in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board disputes, and practiced before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Pelton has advised multiple clients regarding use of social media websites as well as clients who have developed social media services.
- Named a Top 10 trademark filer by NameProtect’s Trademark Insider two times
- Creator of Apptorney®: IP, an iPhone application for intellectual property professionals
- Presented on Social Media for
o Harrisburg University’s Social Media Summit (2010)
o Corporate University Xchange webinar (2010)
o National Association of Professional Background Screeners Mid-Year Conference (2010)
- Presented about trademarks and branding for:
o Software Industry Conference (2008, 2009, 2010)
o Falls Church Chamber of Commerce (2010)
o Society for Advancement of Consulting of New England (2009)