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 represent businesses of all sizes to meet their IP and IT legal needs. Our clients range from publicly traded companies to small businesses.

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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Subscribe to John Farmer’s Substack here. John writes a monthly newspaper column on breaking legal issues, usually focusing on IP or technology. That column is space limited to about 750 words. In the Substack version, you get the full version before it gets cut down to newspaper length – more information and insights.

2023 Trademarks Developments Update. For Virginia CLE, John Farmer taught his annual update on developments in trademark law in October 2023. The program is available by replay webcast. You can register here. He will teach this program again in October 2024.

Trademark Modernization Act CLE. For Virginia CLE, John Farmer taught a seminar on the new Trademark Modernization Act in January 2022. This seminar is viewable online here.

Trademark Aspects of Launching a New Brand or Rebranding CLE. For Virginia CLE, John Farmer taught a seminar on best practices and commonplace mistakes in launching a new brand and rebranding. The program is available as a video replay here.

Trademarks and Social Media CLE. For Virginia CLE, John Farmer recently taught a two-hour seminar on the intersection of trademarks and social media. The program is available for video replay here.


Our firm, namely John Farmer and Ian Titley, are regularly listed in services that identify intellectual property attorneys who are nominated and respected by their peers, such as Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.

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