Who We Are

Erik M. Pelton & Associates PLLC is a boutique trademark law practice planted firmly and accessibly a few miles away from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Falls Church, Virginia. In 1999, Erik Pelton launched his own firm after serving as a trademark examiner at the USPTO.


The EMP&A team brings extensive experience to all things intellectual property law. More than just attorneys who represent clients before the USPTO or the courts, they are counselors who strive to work closely to support the business goals of clients. Merging today’s technology with a collaborative approach allows them to deliver superior service. As a complete trademark partner, EMP&A helps clients make the most of their brand assets – all reasonably priced on a flat-fee basis.


Above and beyond trademark registration, EMP&A:

• Guides and advises regarding intellectual property

• Combines legal counsel with experience borne of years in the field

• Helps grow and protect their clients’ brands

• Delivers legal expertise in emerging media

• Adds financial value to businesses by strengthening brands


What EMP&A does

Anything and everything to do with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark and copyright protection. From a basic search to the most complex brand analysis, EMP&A covers the gamut:

• Search

• Register

• Defend all aspects of infringement

• Monitor for infringement

• Help businesses stop infringements

• Represent parties in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board disputes

• Negotiate trademark compromises

• Draft licenses

• Strategize regarding brand creation, use or redevelopment

• Handle Federal Circuit Court of Appeals cases

• Provide specialized feedback


Internet/Social Media Intellectual Property:

• Resolve domain name disputes

• Develop terms of use and privacy policies

• Advise on trademark strategy and protection online

Some of our Client’s Registered Trademarks