Gavin Law Offices, PLC

Gavin Law Offices, PLC

Gavin Law Offices, PLC provides nationally ranked, award-winning intellectual property services and legal counseling to businesses and individuals around the world or just down the street.

Firm Overview

Intellectual property solutions for all sized businesses, entertainers, and individuals.

Gavin Law Offices, PLC has been actively handling the intellectual property needs of a wide variety of clients for years.

Clients appreciate the level of our commitment to client service, our professionalism, our big firm background, and our low overhead.

In broad terms, we focus on:

Trademark Law
Copyright Law
Entertainment Law
Business Law and Financial Services
Litigation and Negotiation
We provide our broad range of business and individual clients with legal counseling services including:

Financial
Publishing
Manufacturing
Entertainment
Professional accreditation
Advertising
Multimedia
Electronic commerce sectors
Our firm handles clearing, registering, and enforcing intellectual property rights. We also help aspiring and established artists and labels with a wide variety of matters such as transactional and licensing needs and resolving the variety of conflicts and disputes that arise in the course of business formation, management, and continuation.

Our practice includes trial and administrative advocacy, client counseling, and transactional services. We also work on intellectual property clearance, transfer, prosecution, and enforcement in the U.S. and through a wide network of local agents worldwide.

Main Office

Main Office
2229 Pump Road
Richmond VA 23233

Phone

(804) 784-4427

Pam Gavin

Gavin Law Offices, PLC

Pamela C. Gavin's practice focuses in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, as well as in general business matters.

She has extensive experience in U.S. and international trademark registration and enforcement, entertainment/music law, as well wide ranging experience in copyright registration and enforcement, Internet, domain name and e-commerce issues, technology development and licensing, technology transfer, software and related agreements, website development, deployment and compliance review.

Ms. Gavin began her legal career by practicing for over ten years at two "mega" firms McGuireWoods LLP, and ReedSmith, LLP where she was a member of the Corporate and Intellectual Property practice groups of each. She was also a member of McGuireWoods' Technology and Venture Capital team, and ReedSmith's Media and Entertainment team and Marketing and Advertising team.

Honors:

Virginia's "Legal Elite," as recognized in Virginia Business magazine by survey of Virginia attorneys, December 2014
Virginia's "Legal Elite," as recognized in Virginia Business magazine by survey of Virginia attorneys, December 2009
Virginia's "Legal Elite," as recognized in Virginia Business magazine by survey of Virginia attorneys, December 2008
Virginia's "Legal Elite," as recognized in Virginia Business magazine by survey of Virginia attorneys, December 2007
Virginia's "Legal Elite," as recognized in Virginia Business magazine by survey of Virginia attorneys, December 2006
Virginia's "Legal Elite," as recognized in Virginia Business magazine by survey of Virginia attorneys, December 2004
Virginia's "Legal Elite," as recognized in Virginia Business magazine by survey of Virginia attorneys, December 2003
Recognized by Richmond Magazine as one of the "Top Lawyers" by survey of attorneys, July 1999
Lifetime member of the National Registry of Who's Who in America
According to Corporation Service Company's Trademark Insider, Ms. Gavin personally ranked third nationally in terms of number of trademarks filed 4th quarter, 2007.
Ranked Superb on Avvo.

Publications:

Trademark: A Rose by Any Other Name, Virginia Lawyer, April 2016
"California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 Goes Into Effect July 1, 2004," ReedSmith Newsletter, June 2004
"Surveys in Prosecuting a Trademark Application," Vol. 59, No. 12, International Trademark Association Newsletter, July 2004
"Problems Barbie and Victoria's Secret Share," Chesterfield Business, Feb./Mar. 2003
"Technology Legislation Updates," Greater Richmond Technology Council Newsletter
Ring the Bell, Virginia Lawyer, November 1995

Seminars:

"Experiences of an IP Attorney" for William & Mary IP Society Feb. 2011
"International Trademark Strategies" Legal Quickie for Association of Corporate Counsel Mar. 2011
"International Trademark Registration" Oct. 2010 GRIPLA Meeting (see Powerpoint presentation on this site under "Trademarks" then "International Trademarks ")
"Sponsorship and Event Marketing" Association of National Advertisers, Inc. NY, NY, September 2004
"Perils, Pitfalls and Possibilities of Establishing a Website" Virginia Planned Giving Study Group, Richmond, Virginia
"Intellectual Property Conference" Richmond, Virginia
"Copyright Law" Richmond Public Relations Professional Development Workshop
Table Topic Moderator, 2008 INTA Annual Session
William and Mary SIPS Panel, February 2011
Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce CareerCONNECT guest speaker, August 2012
"Intellectual Property Protection: Pitfalls and Perils." Organization of Women in International Trade, Central Virginia Chapter (OWIT CVA), April 2013
"How to protect your intellectual property (IP)" at the Asian & Latino International Trade/Business Summit, organized by the Department of Minority Business Enterprise, Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Asian American Society of Central Virginia, May 2013
Astana Economic Forum, by Invitation of President of Kasakhstan, May 2014
Jefferson Innovation Summit, by Invitation of Governor of Virginia, 2012
U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, Expert Speaker, (upcoming) April 2017

Admitted:
Virginia, 1994
Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. Trademark Office (non-patent)

Education

College of William and Mary
JD, 1994

University of Virginia
BS, 1981

Rina Van Orden

Gavin Law Offices, PLC

Rina is an Intellectual Property Associate at Gavin Law Offices, handling a wide range of matters that include trademark, copyright, contracts and licensing agreements, and domain disputes. Rina graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she concentrated on Intellectual Property law and earned University of Richmond's Intellectual Property Certificate. A John Marshall Scholar and member of the prestigious Order of the Coif, Rina also served as the Lead Articles Editor of the University of Richmond Law Review.

While in law school, Rina enjoyed a clinical placement with the Honorable Judge Henry E. Hudson at the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia, where she observed court proceedings and researched, wrote, and edited memorandum opinions. In a special seminar, Rina extensively researched corruption in the Olympics and the implications for the 2016 Rio Games, co-authoring an initial essay in 2014 as well as a final report published in spring 2016. Additionally, Rina engaged in a pro bono placement with the Richmond Global Health Alliance. Rina was also a member of the McNeill Law Society, the Thomas Jefferson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, and the Women's Law Student Association, and served as a board member of the Student Intellectual Property Association.

Rina began her legal career in 2014 as a summer intern at Virginia College Savings Plan, where she assisted the general and associate counsel with a variety of legal matters, including privacy, data breach, and trademark registration and protection. Along with researching and drafting memos, Rina was responsible for developing a data breach notification policy encompassing all 50 states.

Before pursuing her law degree, Rina worked in publishing for nearly 10 years. After working as a writer, editor, and graphic designer at a number of newspapers, she quickly worked her way up to Creative Director & Senior Editor at Ranch & Coast Magazine, a monthly lifestyle publication in San Diego, California. Rina's wide-ranging responsibilities included writing and editing a variety of content, designing and building the final magazine each month, managing the website, and working closely with advertising clients.

When not practicing law, Rina enjoys reading, traveling, and photography.

Professional Affiliations:

Virginia State Bar
Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association

Publications:

Co-authored: From the 2014 World Cup to the 2016 Olympics: Brazil's Role in the Global Anti-Corruption Movement, 21 Sw. J. Int'l Law 71 (2014).
Co-authored: Rio 2016 and the Birth of Brazilian Transparency, in Transparency International, Global Corruption Report Sport (Gareth Sweeney ed., 2016).
Co-authored: Trademark: A Rose by Any Other Name, Virginia Lawyer, April 2016, at 14-18.

Education

University of Richmond
Juris Doctor, 2015

Bucknell University
BA in English, 2008

Kat Gavin

Gavin Law Offices, PLC

Kat is an Intellectual Property Associate at Gavin Law Offices, handling a wide range of matters including trademark prosecution and enforcement, contractual and transactional legal matters, entity formation, copyright prosecution and enforcement, and domain disputes. Kat graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she concentrated on Intellectual Property law and earned University of Richmond's Intellectual Property Certificate.

While in law school, Kat worked as a Student Law Associate in the University of Richmond Intellectual Property & Transactional Law Clinic. In this position, she assisted several clients pro bono with their entity formation, trademark prosecution, and nonprofit formation. She was also a member of the Student Intellectual Property Association. She also participated in a special seminar (with Ms. Van Orden) researching corruption and efforts to combat corruption in Brazil leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. This seminar produced an initial essay in 2014 as well as a final report published in spring 2016.

Kat began her legal career at Gavin Law Offices in 2006 as a lowly intern when not in school. She also worked as an administrative assistant at GLO, as well as a legal intern, finally achieving the final evolution into an associate October 2016 after passing the Virginia State Bar. She has also worked for a brief stint in the Virginia General Assembly as a page to Senator Walter Stosch, and as an intern in the Law Library of Congress. While at the Law Library of Congress, she co-presented "Legal Clean-up on Aisle 4!" to fellow law librarians as well as to the general public. After a period working as a Russian translator for the School of Russian and Asian Studies in Moscow in 2012, Kat returned to the world of law.

When not practicing law, Kat works as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Richmond Volunteer Rescue Squad and mentors EMT students. She also enjoys long-distance running and traveling.

Publications and Presentations

Presenter: Post-Soviet Television: Global Formats and Russian Power, 'Between Sodom and Madonna:' Blurring the Binaries in My Fair Nanny' (2011)
Co-presented: Legal Clean Up in Aisle 4!, Law Library of Congress (2012)
Co-authored: From the 2014 World Cup to the 2016 Olympics: Brazil's Role in the Global Anti-Corruption Movement, 21 Sw. J. Int'l Law 71 (2014)
Co-authored: Rio 2016 and the Birth of Brazilian Transparency, in Transparency International, Global Corruption Report Sport (Gareth Sweeney ed., 2016)

Education

University of Richmond
Juris Doctor, 2016

College of William and Mary
BA in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, 2012

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