Gerben Law Firm PLLC

Gerben Law Firm is a full-service IP boutique that assists clients worldwide with trademark, copyright and patent matters.

Firm history

Opened in 2008 during the worst economic crisis in recent US history, Gerben Law Firm is a boutique, Washington DC-based trademark, copyright and patent law firm. Founder Josh Gerben launched the firm with the goal of providing big-firm quality legal services to businesses and individuals at affordable prices. At that time, most companies were slashing legal budgets – particularly those for trademark-related work. Identifying this problem, the firm pioneered the movement towards offering reasonable flat-fee trademark clearance, registration and maintenance services. Over 10 years later, Gerben Law Firm still champions these flat-fee packages and serves entrepreneurs, established businesses and other lawyers in all 50 US states and from over 30 countries around the world.

IP capabilities

As a boutique firm, Gerben Law Firm is able to utilise technology and low-overhead to offer big-firm quality service at a fraction of the cost. Over the past 11 years, the firm has developed best practices that have enabled it to obtain more than 5,000 US trademark registrations for its clients. The firm has also handled over 500 trademark enforcement and defence matters, the vast majority of which were settled. Rather than just running up a litigation bill for clients, the firm aims to amicably resolve disputes with a practical approach to trademark conflicts. The attorneys use common sense and business know-how to help clients obtain a solution that fits into the realities of the marketplace without unnecessarily spending money on litigation.

Gerben Law Firm also offers a breadth of copyright and patent services for clients with creative works or inventions, including copyright registration and licensing, patent searches and applications, and general enforcement.

Firm achievements

In 2018 Gerben Law Firm was recognised as a top firm by the World Trademark Review for trademark prosecution and strategy, ranking among some of the largest firms in the country. The previous year, the WTR 1000 named Gerben Law Firm founder Mr Gerben a Top 10 trademark filer in the United States. Furthermore, the firm’s attorneys are recognised time and time again by the national media as leaders in the trademark field. They have been quoted on trademark-related issues by major news sources such as The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, Associated Press, The Washington Post, The New York Times and on National Public Radio.

Thought leadership

The attorneys at Gerben Law Firm consistently share industry-related news and insight on their trademark blog and social media accounts. From articles discussing the importance of trademark registration to step-by-step informative videos, the firm shares their expertise with other legal professionals and business owners on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.


Committed to providing high levels of customer service and value to clients, Gerben Law Firm has grown from a single attorney firm in 2008 to a firm of dedicated legal professionals. The team comprises four trademark and copyright attorneys with over 10 years of experience in the IP field, as well as an of Counsel patent attorney focused on conducting patentability searches and prosecuting design and utility patent applications in nearly all technological fields. All attorneys have extensive experience protecting brands of all sizes and from various industries. Additionally, the firm is supported by a talented team of paralegals that manage thousands of incoming requests.

Contact details

Gerben Law Firm PLLC
1050 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 500
Washington DC 20036
United States

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