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2013 Year in Review from Erik M Pelton & Associates

Posted by ipelton on: January 20th, 2014

Some highlights from a very busy year at our firm:

  • Working with many new pro bono veteran entrepreneur clients
  • Mentoring interns and law clerks from several law schools
  • Quoted in numerous publications
  • Presenting webinars for
  • Planning and organizing the USPTO Trademark Day event for the American Bar Association
  • Teaching two high school classes in Springfield, Virginia about trademarks and intellectual property
  • Attending INTA in Dallas, Texas and co-hosting the annual Meet the Bloggers party
  • Filing more than 240 new trademark applications for clients in the US
  • Receiving more than 190 new trademark registrations for clients in the US
  • Obtaining registration of ERIK PELTON® and SOFTMWARE® trademarks
  • Launching sofTMware beta
  • Launching Tuesday Trademark TipSM newsletter
  • Participating in Fashion Law Week at Howard University
  • Guest lecturing a law school trademark class at Catholic University
  • Sending EMP&A sunflower seed packets and coffee mugs to some our favority clients
  • Moderated a panel on Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issues at the ABA-IPL spring conference
  • Some fun non-traditional registrations received for clients:
  • Worked with local clients in Falls Church, Virginia like Dancing Mind, Sisslers Stone, Michael and Sons, Burger 7, Oh Mercy!, Bikenetic and Coleman Power Sports
  • Registered marks for clients from around the world, including Mexico, Canada, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Switzerland
  • Working to handle the trademarks of several other law firms
  • Receiving a trademark registration for a client that was filed more than 9 years earlier, in 2004
  • Appeared on the Washington Business Report television show to discuss The Little City® brand and trademark
  • Retained as an expert in a trademark dispute
  • Overcame many substantive refusals of trademark applications
  • Resolved many disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including disputes with the New England Patriots and the band Twisted Sister
  • and much more….

2013 was a great year, and we can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!

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