ALEXANDRIA, VA – June 1, 2006 – Erik M. Pelton was ranked #6 on a list of the Top 25 US Trademark Attorneys in the 2005 Annual Edition of NameProtect’s Trademark Insider®.  In 2005, Mr. Pelton filed more than 350 applications for U.S. trademark registration on behalf of small and medium sized businesses from across the country and around the world. Erik Pelton, Attorney at Law was also recognized in the Top 10 Law Firm Advances category for 2005.

Reached for comment, Mr. Pelton said, “I am honored to receive this award and look forward to providing professional and affordable trademark services to even more small businesses in 2006 and beyond. I truly enjoy helping small businesses obtain maximum trademark protection, especially when they cannot afford the same legal budget as Fortune 500 companies. I recently upgraded the website so that new clients who are unfamiliar with trademarks can easily find informational links as well as simple forms to get them started with trademark registration.”

Mr. Pelton began his trademark law practice and web site ( in 1999 with the goal of providing intellectual property expertise to small businesses. Now in his seventh year as a trademark and intellectual property attorney, Mr. Pelton has assisted hundreds of businesses successfully register and protect their trademarks. Prior to beginning his practice, Mr. Pelton gained extensive experience working as a trademark examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Mr. Pelton’s practice is focused on providing professional and personal customer service as well as affordable, quality legal assistance.

NameProtect’s Trademark Insider® is a quarterly publication providing trademark information to the business and legal community.  Its annual report provides insight into overall trademark filing activity, a ranking of leading trademark law firms and companies, and an analysis of overall industry trends.

To learn more about Mr. Pelton’s trademark services or to obtain assistance with registering a trademark, visit or call toll free 877-861-8686.

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Erik Pelton, Attorney at Law

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