Summer is around the corner, which means we are seeking law student(s) for a paid IP/Trademark internship from May/June – July/August 2022.

Intern(s) will be expected to work approximately 30-40 hours per week, primarily onsite in our Falls Church, VA office (following appropriate COVID safety protocols). Applications will be accepted through January 24, 2022.

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

  • Assisting associates with all aspects of trademark clearance, registration, and counsel;
  • Drafting responses Office Actions at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
  • Assisting with discovery and motions in litigation matters; and
  • Immersion in the activities and work of a boutique law firm

The intern program at EMP&A has a history of mentoring dozens of students from law schools around the country for more than 10 years.

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

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