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Erik Michael Pelton

Erik Michael Pelton

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC
  • Trademarks, Intellectual Property
  • District of Columbia, New Jersey
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Erik is all about energy, whether he’s representing clients, addressing workshop or conference goers, volunteering with Falls Church City’s Economic Development Authority, testing his mettle in a triathlon, drumming up support for charity, or wrangling kids on Bike to School Day. His superpower is making complicated subjects clear, using real-world examples to illustrate his points in an engaging—sometimes-hilarious—way. And as an early-adopter gadget freak, the exploding world of technology and associated intellectual property laws is to Erik familiar and fun rather than intimidating. Erik got his start as a trademark examiner for the USPTO and, in the years since, has grown his law practice with the enduring ideals of customer service, affordability, and clarity. If you’re looking to work with someone who will care about your company brand as passionately as you do, you’ve come to the right place.

Did you know that Erik also owns several trademark registrations himself, such as IPELTON®, MAKING TRADEMARKS BLOOM SINCE 1999®, and THE NONTRADITIONAL TRADEMARK LAWYERS®? Erik believes that the best advisors must practice what they preach!

Practice Areas
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WebEx
  • WhatsApp
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees for most services, including USPTO trademark application
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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New Jersey
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  • English
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor, Trademarks & Unfair Competition
Georgetown University Law Center
- Current
Adjunct Professor, Trademark Clinic
Howard University School of Law
- Current
Managing Attorney
Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC
- Current
Founder and managing partner
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Boston University
B.A. | Anthropology
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Best Lawyer
Best of Falls Church 2017
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar  # 045771999
- Current
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Articles & Publications
The Growing Threat of Trademark Scams
American Bar Association
Cannabis Trademarks 101
JD Supra
'Cause They Never Go Out of Style: Why Musicians Are Registering More Trademarks Than Ever
American Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
IPelton blog
Tricks of the Trade(mark) podcast
Contact & Map
Erik M Pelton & Associates
111 Park Place
Suite 1A
Falls Church, VA 22046
Telephone: (703) 525-8009
Fax: (703) 525-8089
Monday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Available for inquiries and scheduling consultations anytime at
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