ESF is looking for a Trademark attorney to join the growing Trademark practice as soon as possible.

About Us!

We are a fast-growing, thriving, mid-sized IP firm that originated in the mid-80s. We are proud to boast a family-friendly culture, a casual dress code, and a very convenient commute to those living in the suburbs of Montgomery County. We prefer local candidates but have a hybrid work environment. Our ideal candidate has a few years of trademark experience at a high-volume firm and is looking for a quality-of-life adjustment.

We serve a diverse client base, which includes individuals, small start-up companies, academic institutions, and Fortune 500 companies having some of the world’s largest IP portfolios.  This client base values our knowledge, experience, and commitment to their objectives.


Candidates can expect to assist a wide variety of clients across varying industries with navigating all aspects of trademark law.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 2+ years of law firm experience in all aspects of trademark practice, including trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement, and client counseling;
  • BS/BA and JD Degree from an accredited institution;
  • Experience in conducting trademark clearance, reviewing and analyzing preliminary and comprehensive trademark searches and providing opinions, guidance and advice to clients regarding the availability of trademarks for use/registration;
  • Experience managing domestic trademark prosecution, including preparation of applications for registration, responses to USPTO Office Actions, and all pre- and post-registration filings;
  • Experience developing and managing global trademark portfolios, including instructing, corresponding with, and supervising the actions of a network of international associates in the clearance, filing, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement of trademark rights in countries around the world;
  • Experience analyzing potential claims and defenses in trademark enforcement and infringement matters and drafting cease and desist and response letters;
  • Excellent communication skills, in dealing with clients, support personnel, and foreign counsel; and
  • Strong writing, organizational, and analytical skills.

Not required but would be a plus: Trademark Trial and Appeal Board experience, copyright experience, and trademark due diligence experience.


  • Fully paid employee health insurance
  • Hybrid work environment
  • 401k matching
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Firm sponsored LTD/Life
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly wellness activities
  • Complimentary Parking
  • On site coffee bar and walking access to Rio Restaurant District


To apply, please submit your resume, writing sample, and transcripts to Rebecca Reyes, Executive Director, at