2010 was a year of great activity here at the offices of Erik M. Pelton & Associates. Our clients received more than 175 trademark registrations and filed more than 210 new trademark applications. We take immense pride in the fact that over the last ten years the firm has registered more than 1,400 trademarks!
During the course of the past year, I spoke to a variety of audiences about trademarks, branding, and social media. We posted numerous videos to YouTube® and dozens of entries on the IPelton® blog. In May, we launched Apptorney, an iPhone® application providing a variety of trademark and patent resources. We mentored interns from several law schools, attended a variety of meetings and events with USPTO officials, and appeared on behalf of clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on multiple occasions.
Our most gratifying moments, however, came working with clients. We visited clients in several states while attending or speaking at conferences; we welcomed the return of many former clients protecting new brand names and working on new projects; and we were repeatedly honored by those who referred us to their colleagues and friends. Such referrals are the biggest complements we can receive!
We wish each of you continued success in 2011!