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Our Attorneys and Law Clerks

JOSH GERBEN, ESQ.

Firm Founder & Principal

Josh Gerben, Esq. is the founder and principal of Gerben Law Firm. In 2008, Mr. Gerben started the firm to provide high-quality trademark services at reasonable prices. Today, he is recognized by the World Trademark Review as a top trademark filer, having registered over 4,000 trademarks.

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ERIC PERROTT, ESQ.

Trademark & Copyright Attorney

Eric J. Perrott, Esq. is a trademark and copyright attorney with Gerben Law Firm. Eric utilizes his advanced knowledge of technology to better provide industry-specific trademark and copyright advice. Having worked at a large global intellectual property firm before joining Gerben Law, Eric provides big firm know-how at a fraction of what big firms charge.

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COLLEEN WELLINGTON, J.D.

Law Clerk

Colleen Wellington, J.D. is a Law Clerk with Gerben Law Firm, PLLC. Prior to and throughout law school she worked with an international intellectual property trade association, serving owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

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Our Staff

Steve Gerben

STEVE GERBEN

Senior Trademark Paralegal

Steve Gerben is the chief paralegal of Gerben Law Firm and leads the firm’s trademark search and clearance department. Steve has managed thousands of trademark search requests, and, is the master of finding a needle in the haystack.

Madison Smith

MADISON SMITH

Trademark Paralegal

Madison Smith is a certified paralegal who assists the firm’s trademark attorneys.  She is also the friendly voice you will hear on the phone if you are running too close to a deadline. Madison supports the attorneys to provide cost-effective and efficient solutions to clients’ legal issues.

Rachael Protos

RACHAEL PROTOS

Lead Office Administrator

Rachael Protos is the lead office administrator and legal project manager for Gerben Law Firm. Rachael uses her project management experience to ensure that both clients and attorneys are able to focus on the legal matter and analysis while not worrying about the complex systems holding it all together.

KOREY KASHMER

Digital Marketing Director

Korey Kashmer manages the firm’s digital presence. With over 15 years of professional digital marketing experience, he is responsible for Gerben Law Firm’s digital marketing and SEO efforts. His work with the firm has resulted in creating a highly visible and accessible website for the firm’s clients.

Rachael Protos

GRANT MURRAY

Intern

Grant Murray is the firm’s intern.  He helps to ensure that all trademark registration certificates are safely delivered to clients once they are issued by the USPTO and assists the firm’s attorneys in managing deadlines for statement of use filings as well as renewal filings.

About the Firm

usptoFounded in 2008, Gerben Law Firm PLLC is a boutique Washington DC based trademark and copyright law firm.  The firm currently serves clients in all 50 states and from over 30 countries around the world.  Founder Josh Gerben opened the firm with the goal of providing big-firm quality legal services to businesses and individuals at affordable prices.  In furtherance of this goal, the firm has obtained more than 4,000 trademark registrations for its clients since opening, and, has been involved in over 500 trademark enforcement and defense matters.

As a boutique firm, Gerben Law Firm is able to utilize technology and low-overhead to offer big-firm quality service at a fraction of the cost. Using the latest in trademark search technology, e-discovery processing and platform, and cutting-edge legal research tools, Gerben Law Firm is able to provide an array of services that rival the top-firms in the nation in quality of services being provided.

If you have a question or concern about a legal matter we invite you to complete a contact form on this Web site.  We pride ourselves on making our attorneys easily accessible to clients, and, we always offer complimentary consultations about trademark and copyright matters.

How to Choose a Strong Trademark in the Snack Food Industry

QUESTIONS? Gerben Law Firm has thousands hundreds of companies register their trademarks. Contact Us! Strong trademarks and branding are key to a successful snack product. In 2018 alone, snack food was a 42 billion dollar [...]

The Definitive Guide to UDRP Proceedings and Domain Disputes

If someone is using a domain that includes your company's trademark you have probably thought about taking legal action to recover the domain.  The most common way to do this is through the UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name [...]

Coachella is Enforcing its Trademark Against Other ‘Chella’-Branded Events

Coachella’s 2018 Music Festival wrapped up last weekend a couple of hours outside of Los Angeles.  The event can be loosely compared to this generation’s Woodstock in its extensive list of musical guests but also [...]

Transferring a Trademark From a Personal Name to a Corporation or LLC

Almost 20% of applicants file USPTO trademark applications in their names, personally. But what happens when they launch an LLC or corporation? Transferring a trademark can be tricky - by failing to include specific language and a clear "chain of title" a trademark and its application or registration could face significant challenges.

Josh Gerben Quoted by NBC Sports, CBS Sports and Bleacher Report About Buffalo Bills Trademark Filing

Josh Gerben was quoted by multiple media outlets, including NBC Sports, CBS Sports, and Bleacher Report regarding a trademark filing made by the Buffalo Bills. The Bills applied for a trademark to use the phrase [...]

Josh Gerben Ranks 6th in Top US Trademark Filers in 2018

Gerben Law Firm is proud to announce that trademark attorney Josh Gerben has once again been named as one of the top 10 trademark filers in the United States. In its annual report on top [...]

ESPN Quotes Josh Gerben on Vegas Golden Knights Trademark Update

With the Stanley Cup Finals now set, ESPN provided an update on the Las Vegas Golden Knights NHL hockey team's progress towards registering their team name and logo.   With the College of St. Rose not [...]

Corporate Counsel Quoted Eric Perrott Regarding Increase in US Trademark Applications from China

Corporate Counsel recently covered the increase in US trademark registrations from Chinese applications for the past few months.  They also discussed what ramifications US-based businesses and the USPTO can expect from this increase. Eric Perrott [...]

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