Erik M. Pelton & Associates (EMP&A) is a boutique firm focusing on trademark protection for businesses and brands, including trademark and copyright applications, trademark disputes, matters with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, trademark clearance searches, and other matters.

We are seeking a law student for a paid IP/Trademark internship ($25/hr) from January to May 2024. Interns will be expected to work approximately 20 hours per week (onsite in our Falls Church, VA office at least one day per week). Applications will be accepted through November 24th, 2023.

Our intern will have an interest in Intellectual Property law; solid research and writing skills; and attention to detail and deadlines. Strong candidates will have coursework or other experience in the field of trademarks and intellectual property.

Intern responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting associates with all aspects of trademark clearance, registration, and guidance
  • Drafting responses Office Actions at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Assisting with discovery and motions in litigation matters
  • Immersing themselves in the daily operations and projects of a boutique law firm

The EMP&A internship program has a history of mentoring numerous students from various law schools across the country for over a decade.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, to No phone calls, please. To learn more about our firm, and our work and values, please visit our website.

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