These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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41-Non-Virginia Lawyers

45-Law Firms - Miscellaneous

A non-Virginia lawyer who is a registered patent lawyer may practice trademark law in Virginia and create a partnership with Virginia lawyers as long as the partnership only practices before the Patent & Trademark Office. [USPTO ethics rules preempt any Virginia ethics rules, and would allow such a partnership; Va. LEO 1843 (4/16/08)]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn