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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.

New Licensing Seminar in Online Replay: John Farmer recently co-taught a basics course in IP licensing. This program is presented as an online seminar by Virginia CLE. You can go here to sign up for the webinar.

Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2013: John recently co-moderated the 14th Annual VITLI and taught the trademarks and domain names update segment. He is the co-founder of this program. You can go here to purchase video on demand and the materials.

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. Virginia CLE will again run the program.

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 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the field of intellectual property law. He also was again selected as the top trademark 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 in 2007-2012.

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 the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, as a recommended intellectual property law firm in Virginia, and tabbed John Farmer as being in the top rank of recommended IP lawyers in Virginia. Chambers also recommended this firm and John Farmer in 2005 through 2013.

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.