Elliot Alderman

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Elliot Alderman
Elliot Alderman is a Washington-based Lawyer skilled in Copyright and trademark laws. He also deals with Intellectual property rights violations and other related cases.

Law License and Admissions

First Admitted to Practice Law:  1950

Licensed to Practice Law:  9th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, Colorado, District of Columbia

License Details

District of Columbia, 1983 Virginia, 2004

Education and Law School

University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law American University, Washington College of Law, 1982
  • Honors: Dean’s Fellow
    Research–Copyright; Summer Research Assistant
Rutgers University, 1978
  • Honors
    Root-Tilden Nominee to New York University Law School Major in English

Noteworthy Achievements

Professional Associations

District of Columbia Bar Member

Second term member, DC Bar Practice Management Advisory Service Committee

Former:District of Columbia Bar Member, Sections of Intellectual Property and Law Practice Management

District of Columbia Member, Steering Committee, Law Practice Management Section

D.C. Computer Law Forum Member

Copyright Society of USA Member, Steering Committee, Washington Chapter

National Computer Law Center (online service) Former Copyright Forum Leader

District of Columbia Bar Member, Steering Committee, Arts, Entertainment and Sport Law Section

District of Columbia Bar Former Chair, Music Section, Arts, Entertainment and Sport Law Section

Past Employment Positions

Tax Analysts, General Counsel, 1999 – 2010

Various private practice and in-house legal positions; The Alderman Law Office, Principal, 1994 – Present

U.S. Copyright Office, Office of the General Counsel (Recipient, Special Achievement Award), Senior Attorney, 1984-1991, 1992-1993

U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office-Civil Division, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1991-1992

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Law Clerk to Associate Chief Administrative Law Judge G. Marvin Bober, 1982-1984

Other Professional Licenses

Copyright Questions, Washington Post, Outlook Section p. C6 (June 7, 1998) (GATT restoration and copyright term extension)

The Return of the Native Product: Supreme Court Will Analyze Reach of Copyright Owner’s Importation Right, Legal Times Intellectual Property Supplement (March 23, 1998)

Copyright Issues: Be Careful With Older Artwork, D.C. Bar Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Newsletter (Spring 1995)

Resale Royalties in the United States for Fine Visual Artists: An Alien Concept, 40 Journal of the Copyright Society 265 (1993) (cited in Nimmer copyright treatise) (available on WESTLAW)

Other Information

Primary Counties Served:

  • DC - District of Columbia County
  • CO - Washington County

Other Legal Areas Served:

Contact Information

  • 1001 G Street
    NW #800
    Washington, District of Columbia 20001
  • 202-596-5682
  • Other Locations:
    District of Columbia » Washington

Law Office Details

  • Hours

    Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Lawyers in Firm: 1-10
  • Fee Types Accepted
    Free Consultation
  • Payment Accepted By