Patent, Trademark & Copyright Attorneys

Re-Inventing Personalized Service ™

Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees, LLC was formed in 1995 as Merek & Voorhees and later expanded with the addition of Robert Blackmon and John Shannon during the last decade. The mission of the firm is to provide personalized technological and legal services to clients in an efficient, cost effective and personal manner. MBV is also actively involved in educating its clients about intellectual property to promote the effective and efficient representation of the client's interests and to help clients become more involved in the recognition and protection of their rights.

MBV is small enough to provide one-on-one client counseling, with the majority of all the legal work performed and managed by a member of the firm rather than delegated to a junior staff attorney. MBV combines the flexibility of a small law firm's ability to meet clients’ unique requirements with the comprehensive legal and technical resources of a larger firm. The attorneys of MBV collectively have more than 50 years of litigating in various Federal Courts around the country at the District and Appellate level, often head to head with the largest law firms in the United States. Additionally, MBV prosecutes patents, trademarks and copyrights in the United States and in foreign countries through long-term relationships with other high quality, cost efficient foreign law firms around the globe to protect clients’ interests throughout the world.
  • MBV is conveniently located near the Patent and Trademark Office
  • MBV is also blocks away from the new Eastern District of Virginia Courthouse
  • MBV is also a few minutes from Arlington, VA, from Maryland and from Washington, DC, home to the Library of Congress, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court
MBV represents a diverse group of clients in the energy, environmental, transportation, manufacturing and communication fields. MBV actively counsels clients about rights in patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. MBV continues to provide conservative legal advice to protect clients’ financial interests in addition to their legal interests. MBV currently represents individual clients as well as nationwide companies.

Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees, LLC, its principals and its predecessor firm Merek & Voorhees have been intensely involved in litigation since 1991. MBV is strategically located in the Eastern District of Virginia’s "rocket docket" as well as being near the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., which hears all appeals from patent suits. Additionally, MBV actively litigates throughout the United States representing client’s interests in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters while forging new and exciting legal precedents that have had a dramatic effect on the current standards of intellectual property law. Legal precedent forged by MBV has been incorporated into the Manual of Patent Examining Procedures ("MPEP") used by the Patent & Trademark Office to train its Examiners in how to review patent applications.

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