Anton Leonov is the founder and principal attorney of Trademark Garden. Anton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctor with Honors, as well as a Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology from The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Anton is admitted to the practice of law in Arizona, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Before starting Trademark Garden, Anton worked as a Trademark Attorney at a worldwide IP firm where he oversaw hundreds of trademarks for clients ranging from small Amazon storefronts to software firms and professional athletes. Since starting Trademark Garden, Anton has focused on representing clients in the technology, e-commerce, and international commerce spaces, helping clients the world over gain access to trademark protection in the United States marketplace. Recent USPTO rule changes have made it more difficult than ever for international applicants to register trademarks in the United States, and Anton has been at the forefront of leveraging all applicable regulations and treaties to make sure that international parties that provide goods and services to U.S. based consumers are provided the trademark protections that they deserve.
Anton is also highly experienced in drafting Office Action responses to all manner of USPTO refusals, ranging from relatively simple issues with identifications of goods, to highly complex refusals based on likelihood of confusion or descriptiveness. Being a business owner himself, Anton understands the unique needs and constraints of small business owners. As such, Anton prides himself on helping each client to understand the issues with their trademark, as well as the tradeoff between costs and chances of success inherent in each potential response option so that each client can make the decision that is right for their unique position and available resources. From complex families of trademarks owned by decades old established businesses to small e-commerce brands launched as a supplementary source of income by a single individual, Anton can build and price the right trademark service plan to make sure that your rights are protected and enforced.