The Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, is a full-service intellectual property law firm. We limit our practice to trademarks (including trademark infringement monitoring and policing), patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and technology licensing and commercialization (including software and software-as-a-service). Please see our practice areas description for more information.

We have a second Leading-Edge Law Group website that is dedicated to explaining trademark infringement monitoring and policing and our extensive practice in that area. This website explains what it is, why it is crucial, and how it can boost a business’s value in sales, business-sale value and franchising. Please visit www.BrandBodyguards.com.

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New Website: We recently launched another website dedicated to explaining trademark infringement monitoring and policing and our extensive practice in that area. Please visit www.BrandBodyguards.com.

Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2014: Video replays are being shown around Virginia on October 28 and 29, 2014. The program hast 7 hours of CLE including 2 hours of ethics CLE. As usual, John taught the trademarks update segment. He also moderated a panel discussion on how IP “desk jockeys” can best handle their work for the possibility of later litigation. You can go here to learn more and sign up.


Super Lawyers Magazine named this firm as the top intellectual property small law firm in Virginia for 2014 and 2015.

John Farmer was listed in 2015 Super Lawyers for intellectual property law. He received this honor in 2006-2014 also.

John Farmer has been listed in the 2014-15 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the field of intellectual property law. In addition to being recognized for his trademarks practice, he was selected as the top copyright lawyer in the Richmond area. This ranking is based upon a confidential peer-review survey of other intellectual property lawyers. Best Lawyers in America also listed John in intellectual property law every year since 2007.

Chambers USA recently released updated rankings for its 2014 Client’s Guide. Chambers USA bases its evaluations on interviews of other lawyers and of clients. It tabbed John Farmer as being in the top rank of recommended IP lawyers in Virginia. Chambers also recommended John Farmer every year since 2005.

Where We Are: LELG’s offices are in Richmond, Virginia. For more information about LELG or the content of this Web site, please contact John B. Farmer.