Welcome to the Alderman Law Office

At the Alderman Law Office, more than 30 years of intellectual property experience gets put to work for clients to help develop, license, maintain, protect and enforce their intellectual property rights, whether the client is a software company, content creator or technology company, or whether they are involved in information technology, entertainment or the arts. We work with large institutions as well as start-up companies and individuals, across the U.S. and around the globe, to build value for clients by leveraging technology and intellectual property. For many creators, the value of their brand lies in enforcing the exclusivity of their intellectual property. This property may also be monetized through licensing or sale, and the very asset value of many companies, particularly entertainment and technology companies, is in their intangible property.

Located in the heart of the Washington, DC business district, The Alderman Law Office (The Content Lawyer®) is a trusted advisor to clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, as well as nationally and throughout the world. Most of our business is based upon referrals and we welcome the opportunity to assist new and returning clients. Firm principal, Elliott Alderman, has been chosen for inclusion in the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, in the category of Entertainment law. This peer- and client-nominated publication features the most highly regarded lawyers in the world, in a variety of practice areas.

The firm represents software, multimedia, technology and internet companies, as well as songwriters, musicians, writers, publishers and artists. We conduct intellectual property audits, analyzing both client content and the clearance of third-party materials, and get the proper protections and licenses in place. The firm is frequently consulted by other law firms and colleagues for assistance with complex intellectual property, content, technology licensing and media matters.

Our clients’ businesses and livelihoods depend on ensuring that their trademarks, copyrights and related rights are protected, and that all rights to content – whether created by them or by third parties – are properly licensed and cleared.

To schedule a consultation with lawyer Elliott C. Alderman, phone us at
+1-202-596-5682,
or contact us online, at elliott@thecontentlawyer.com.
For client convenience, we provide a secure online payment platform:
https://secure.lawpay.com/pages/the-alderman-law-office/trust.

Our Services

At The Alderman Law Office, we offer domestic and international clients transactional, prosecution, counseling, and litigation support in the following areas:

  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property Audits
  • Unfair competition
  • Licensing and rights clearance
  • Computer, technology, electronic commerce, and outsourcing law
  • Internet, multimedia, computer, and e-commerce law
  • Entertainment, publishing, and art law
  • Administrative law
  • Corporate and business law
  • Outside general counsel services
An art client
I have known Elliott Alderman since 1991 and he has helped me throughout my career on personal and professional business matters. I completely respect and rely on Elliott for many important business matters from intellectual property issues to legal business transactions and practices.
A publishing client
Elliott always listens carefully to what I need and explains the issues clearly, answering all my questions. He has worked with me in a supportive manner to find good solutions to complex and somewhat unusual problems. I am very pleased to recommend his services.
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