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Janet W. Cho

919 East Main Street
Twenty-Fourth Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone:  804.916.7161
Fax:  804.916.7271


Ms. Cho’s practice focuses on intellectual property counseling, prosecution, and litigation, with emphasis on trademark, trade dress, advertising, and copyright matters; registration and management of intellectual property assets; intellectual property and technology agreements, and inter partes and ex parte proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted numerous companies in clearance, registration, and maintenance of trademarks in the United States and worldwide.
  • Represented clients in ex parte and inter parte proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Counseled clients relating to intellectual property due diligence.
  • Assisted numerous clients in the food and beverage industry with all matters relating to brand management, including trademark litigation, advertising, copyright issues, and licensing.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Richmond, Virginia, March 2012 – Present
  • Hunton & Williams LLP, Richmond, Virginia, September 2007 – March 2012

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association, President
  • Virginia Women Attorney’s Association, Richmond Chapter President
  • Virginia Bar Association, IP Section, Council Member
  • International Trademark Association
  • Virginia State Bar


  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law & Politics magazine for Intellectual Property, 2013 - 2014


  • J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2007
  • M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling, New York University, 1998
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia