Erik Pelton

PO Box 100637
Arlington, VA 22210, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property

Practice/Organization Description

Erik M. Pelton, Esq. founded his trademark law practice and web site in 1999 with the goal of providing intellectual property expertise to small businesses and his practice is limited to trademark and copyright matters.

Prior to beginning his own practice, Mr. Pelton reviewed trademark applications as an Attorney for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Pelton's extensive experience at the U.S.P.T.O. included writing appellate briefs and statutory refusals of trademark registrations, and researching trademark law. At the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Pelton earned performance ratings of 'commendable;' or 'outstanding' in all categories. In law school beforehand, Mr. Pelton focused on the convergence of new technologies, communications, and intellectual property law during internships for National Public Radio, PBS Broadcasting, and The White House.

Building upon his experience and recognizing the rising value of trademark protection in the information age, Mr. Pelton launched TM4SMALLBIZ.COM to provide af-fordable legal assistance for small businesses in need of trademark protection. Since then, Mr. Pelton's counsel has helped build and sustain strong brands for dozens of Internet ventures, software companies, inventors, restaurants, and small businesses across the U.S. and abroad.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

District of Columbia

US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


Catholic University (JD)

Boston University (BA)

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association



Honors and Awards

Named a 2005 Top 10 Trademark Attorney

by NameProtect's Trademark InsiderĀ®

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