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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

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Other Website: We maintain another website dedicated to explaining trademark infringement monitoring and policing and our extensive practice in that area. Please visit

Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2016: This is Virginia CLE’s flagship IP program and an annual update program covering each major IP area. It will be on Friday, September 30, 2016, at the Waterford, which is in Falls Church, Virginia. As usual, the program will be presented by Virginia CLE and will have 7 hours of CLE including 1 ethics hour. You can learn more about the program and register here.

Intellectual Property and Information Technology Licensing for Transactional Attorneys:  Recorded in June 2016. This is Virginia CLE’s introduction-to-licensing program. As usual, John Farmer co-taught this program with another attorney. You can watch this program online through Virginia CLE. Learn more and sign up here.


Our firm was named by Best Lawyers in America in its 2017 rankings as a Tier 1 firm in the Richmond area for trademark law and copyright law. In addition, it listed Ian Titley as a top attorney in both trademark and copyright law, and John Farmer as a top lawyer in trademark law, trade secret law, copyright law, and IP litigation. Best Lawyers in America has listed Ian in intellectual property law every year since 2005, and John in intellectual property law every year since 2007.

Chambers USA recently released updated rankings for its 2016 Client’s Guide. Chambers USA bases its evaluations on interviews of other lawyers and of clients. It tabbed John Farmer as being a recommended IP lawyer in Virginia. Chambers has 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.