Experience is our trademark. Trademark is our experience.®

A registered trademark provides unmatched protection for a company name, product or service, slogan, or logo, but the registration process can be long and full of procedural traps. With that reality in mind, EMP&A was founded in 1999 with three simple goals:

  • To leverage Founder and Lead Attorney Erik Pelton’s experience as an examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and provide top-notch service to clients without big law firm costs. Our clients have received more than 5,000 trademark registrations, and our firm has been named a top-10 trademark filer by Trademark Insider®.
  • To help businesses protect one of their most valuable and important assets – their brand – with predictable and affordable flat fees. That means no unexpected costs or fees, and no “nickel and diming” when it comes to phone calls, emails, or other administrative basics.
  • Using technology to make working with a trademark lawyer easier, more efficient, less intimidating, and less expensive. We have developed custom, proprietary software that manages application filings and deadlines; this technology handles much of the administrative work so that we can focus on our clients and casework.

We take our brand seriously, including our collection of registered trademarks: