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Firm Founder & Principal

Josh Gerben, Esq. is the founder and principal of Gerben Perrott, PLLC. 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 5,500 trademarks.

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Eric Perrott, Esq.



Eric J. Perrott, Esq. is a trademark and copyright attorney with Gerben Perrott, PLLC. 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 Perrott PLLC, Eric provides big firm know-how at a fraction of what big firms charge.

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Christian Sado


Senior Counsel

Christian Sado is a trademark and copyright attorney with Gerben Perrott, PLLC. In over a decade of practice, almost exclusively in the areas of trademark and copyright, he has helped a wide variety of clients, ranging from entrepreneurs to multinational corporations known as global leaders in their industries.

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Dionne Heard


Senior Counsel

Dionne Heard is a trademark and copyright attorney with Gerben Perrott, PLLC. Dionne focuses her practice on foreign and domestic trademark counseling, prosecution, clearance, and enforcement as well as copyright registration, enforcement and litigation. Dionne also has experience in cyber security, data security, unfair competition and licensing.

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Benjamin Hanrahan


Of Counsel

Benjamin Hanrahan, Esq. is a Registered Patent attorney, Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar, and recognized by Super Lawyers.

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Our Law Clerks


Law Clerk

Sophie Edbrooke is one of Gerben Perrott, PLLC’s law clerks and a rising 3L at American University Washington College of Law. She will join the firm as an associate in the Fall of 2021. Sophie is heavily involved with the firm’s trademark prosecution and brand protection matters. She is also particularly interested in the management and enforcement of large organizations’ vast trademark portfolios.


Law Clerk

Cameron Ruffin is a 3L at American University Washington College of Law and a law clerk with Gerben Perrott, PLLC.  She will join the firm as an associate in the Fall of 2021. Before joining the Gerben Perrott, she held an internship with D.C. United in the Fall of 2020. Cameron is particularly interested in domain name trademarks and dispute resolution involving trademarks.

Our Staff

Steve Gerben


Senior Trademark Paralegal

Steve Gerben is the chief paralegal of Gerben Perrott, PLLC 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


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


Lead Office Administrator

Rachael Protos is the lead office administrator and legal project manager for Gerben Perrott, PLLC. 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.

Tessa Brandsema


Trademark Paralegal

Tessa Brandsema is a paralegal who supports the firm’s trademark attorneys. She focuses her work on ensuring client trademark requests are promptly delivered to the firm’s attorneys for review and action. Tessa also assists our trademark attorneys with the process of preparing and filing trademark applications with the USPTO.


Trademark Paralegal

Tobyn Dickinson is a certified paralegal who assists the firm with preparing and filing trademark applications with the USPTO. Prior to her employment with Gerben Perrott, PLLC, she assisted a law firm who specialized in civil rights cases, family law, medical malpractice and personal injury.

Grace Mahoney


Digital Marketing Director

Grace Mahoney manages Gerben Perrott, PLLC’s marketing efforts. With a background in legal communications and video production, Grace develops digital content strategies for the firm. From creating and editing videos to posting on social media, Grace manages and shares the digital content created by the firm’s attorneys.


Search Marketing Manager

Korey Kashmer manages the firm’s digital presence. With over 15 years of professional digital marketing experience, he is responsible for Gerben Perrott, PLLC’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.

About the Firm

usptoFounded in 2008, Gerben Perrott 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 5,500 trademark registrations for its clients since opening, and, has been involved in over 500 trademark enforcement and defense matters.

As a boutique firm, Gerben Perrott 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 Perrott 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.

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