Gerben Perrott, PLLC
1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
+1 202.335.3900 (Office)
+1 202.579.8383 (Direct)
eric@gerbenlawfirm.com

ERIC PERROTT, ESQ.

PARTNER

Eric Perrott is a trademark and copyright attorney with Gerben Perrott, PLLC. He has helped thousands of clients, from start-ups to multi-national corporations, register and protect their trademarks, including the filing of over 1,500 trademark applications with the USPTO, successfully overturning hundreds of Office Actions issued by USPTO examining attorneys, obtaining ex parte and inter partes rulings for his clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and, most importantly, providing individualized client counseling catering to the client’s needs, industry and budget. Eric also uses his knowledge of new technology and online platforms to provide clients with advice online marketplace infringement on Amazon, eBay and Etsy and to counsel clients on how to protect their brands on social media and within domain names (including UDRP proceedings.)

Mr. Perrott is a skilled negotiator and represents clients in all manner of trademark and copyright enforcement and defense matters.

From being a featured speaker at the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Center, to being quoted by CNBC, BloombergBNA and more, Mr. Perrott regularly shares his knowledge of trademark law to organizations and news outlets, while regularly publishing articles for those looking to protect their valuable brands and intellectual property.

Eric is involved with ABA Leadership, as the Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Division’s Committee on USPTO Operations Related to Trademarks, spear-heading the ABA’s official comments and responses to USPTO policies changes and helping to provide fellow practitioners with information and updates on USPTO prosecution, ex parte appeals, and inter partes proceedings.

Notable cases: 

  • Opposition dismissed against client’s ANTARCTIC ICE MARATHON design mark (Marathon Tours, Inc. v. Richard Donovan)
  • Descriptiveness refusal reversed against client’s GLOBAL GROWERS trademark (In re Global Growers Foods Company Limited)
  • UDRP successful, transferring anneklein-shoes.com domain name to client (WH Buyer, LLC d/b/a WHP Global v. Ryan Tyner, FA2011001920587)
  • Representing clients in 200+ Matters

Speaking Engagements:

  • Spiral Marketing, Episode 23: Protecting Your Brand and Campaign IP with Trademark Attorney Eric Perrott
  • Game Manufacturers Association, Intellectual Property in the Tabletop Gaming Industry with Eric Perrott
  • Speaker, USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy for the annual conference on emerging intellectual property law and policy (2017)
  • Moderator on Panel: The USPTO Speaks: An Update from the USPTO and TTAB (IPL-SPRING 2017)
  • Webinar, Temporary Non-Use of Trademarks In The Age of COVID
  • Building Your Trademark Toolbelt: Letters of Protest and Requests to Make Special, IPL Annual Meeting 2021

Recognitions:

  • Young Lawyer Fellow, American Bar Association Section of IP Law
  • 2019 Outstanding Leadership Contribution Award, American Bar Association Section of IP Law

Professional Contributions

  • Vice-Chair, ABA-IPL Trademark Division (2020-present)
  • Chair, USPTO Trademark Practice and Policy Committee (2017-2020)
  • Attended closed door roundtables with House Judiciary on Trademark Modernization Act of 2020
American University Washington College of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude

At the Washington College of Law, Eric helped found the American University Intellectual Property Brief, serving as its Editor-and-Chief in 2011-2012. Eric was the captain of the moot court team participating in INTA’s Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in 2011, leading the team to a third-place finish in the Northeast-regional competition in New York City. Eric also gained valuable experience interning with the Future of Music Coalition, the U.S. Copyright Office, and the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

The University of Florida

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

At the University of Florida, Eric studied history, focusing on the history of science and technology. While at UF, Eric was a part of the 2006-2008 Handball National Champion and would also win honors as a Florida state champion.

Doctored Trademark Specimens at the USPTO: Analysis of the Plague of Fake Specimens Threatening to Undermine the Principal Register, Landslide, Vol. 11 No. 1 (Sept./Oct. 2018)

The USPTO should require foreign applicants to engage US counsel: guest op-ed, World Trademark Review (July 24, 2018)

Utilizing ‘Non-Traditional’ Trademarks to Stand Out and Build Your Brewery’s Brand, Beverage Master Magazine (April/May 2016)

Craft Brewers & Trademarks: What Beer Brands Need to Know, Beverage Master Magazine (February/March, 2016)

The American University Intellectual Property Brief, Copyright in the Classroom: Why Comprehensive Copyright Education is Necessary in United States K-12 Education Curriculum(April 25, 2011)

Admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia

Admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Admitted to appear before the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia