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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.

Latest News  

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: Will be on Friday, October 10, 2014, at the Waterford, which is in Fall Church, Virginia (Northern Virginia). There will be at least 7 hours of CLE including at least 2 hours of ethics CLE. As usual, John will teach the trademarks and domain names update segment. He also will moderate 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.

Honors:

John Farmer was listed in 2014 Super Lawyers for intellectual property law. He received this honor in 2006-2013 too.

John Farmer has been listed in the 20114-15 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.