The Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, is a full-service intellectual property law firm. We specialize in trademarks, 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.
Our signature specialty is performing trademark infringement watching and policing. We use procedures and resources we have developed over many years and that we treat as a trade secret.
We generally represent mid-sized and large companies on an hourly fee basis to address their complex IP and IT legal needs. We generally do not represent individuals and small companies.
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.
Other Website: We maintain 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 2017: This is Virginia CLE’s flagship IP program and an annual update program covering each major IP area. It was presented on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Waterford, which is in Falls Church, Virginia. As usual, the program was presented by Virginia CLE and has 7 hours of CLE including 1 ethics hour. You can watch this program online through Virginia CLE. Learn more and sign up here.
Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2018 will occur on Friday, October 12, 2018. Stay tuned for details.
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.
Analyzing Commonplace IP Scenarios: On Friday, April 28, 2017, John Farmer co-taught this two-hour seminar in which a multi-stage business scenario is analyzed from an IP and IT legal perspective. The seminar demonstrated how experienced IP/IT attorneys counsel clients in several legal situations, such as startup, rapid growth, employee defection, product knockoff, suit by patent troll, and trademark infringement problems. This program is presented through Virginia CLE. This program is available in replay here.
Our firm was named by Best Lawyers in America in its 2018 rankings as a Tier 1 firm in the Richmond area for trademark law, copyright law, and IP litigation. 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 2017 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.