Kenneth E. Liu

Kenneth E. Liu

McLean, Virginia
703-761-5008 (Direct Line)

Email: [email protected]

Kenneth Liu helps businesses and nonprofits protect their intellectual property, including advising them on: trademark selection, registration, and enforcement; comprehensive branding strategies; negotiation of license agreements; litigation/dispute resolution; and management of international trademark portfolios. Mr. Liu also counsels clients on Internet, domain name, and other copyright issues, including licenses and vendor agreements, social media policies, privacy policies, and website terms of use.

Additionally, Mr. Liu helps to establish nonprofit corporations, apply for IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption, and advise on compliance with federal and state nonprofit regulations.

Mr. Liu joined Gammon & Grange, P.C. in 2001 and became a Director in 2008. He counsels clients from a broad range of sectors including small businesses, small and large nonprofits, and churches and other religious organizations. He actively provides pro bono services to low-income individuals as President of Good Samaritan Advocates, a faith-based legal aid organization.

Areas of Practice:

Trademark, Copyright and other Intellectual Property
Internet, Electronic Commerce, and Social Media
Nonprofit/Exempt Organization Law

Bar Admissions:

U.S. Supreme Court, 2005 
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1999 
U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1999 
Virginia, 1998


Cornell Law School, J.D., Ithaca, New York, 1997
Law Journal: Cornell International Law Journal, Articles Editor

University of Virginia, B.A., Charlottesville, Virginia, 1993
Honors: Dean's List

Reformed Theological Seminary, McLean, Virginia, 2007
Certificate of Theological Studies


"Meet Dabo Swinney®, The Clemson Coach Who Trademarked More Than His Name" (quoted),
TIME Magazine, January 8, 2016

"The Importance of Trademarks for Churches"
Church Law & Tax Report, July 2014

"Be Sure Your Church’s Super Bowl® Party Is Legal"

Church Executive Magazine, January 2013

"Parodies Of Rap Artist Psy's Gangnam Style Are Fun. But Are They Legal?", October 2012

"Churches Might Not Own Their Websites"
Church Executive Magazine, March 2012

"It's A Jump Ball For 'Linsanity' Trademark", February 2012

"Legal Risks in Social Media Use by Nonprofits"
Law For Change, January 2012

"Domain Game Replayed" (quoted)
Washington Business Journal, July 30, 2010

"Why Should Nonprofits Care About Trademarks?"
Thomson Reuters, June 23, 2010


"Intellectual Property Law for Non-IP Lawyers: 'Seven Deadly IP Sins'," Christian Legal Society Northeast Conference, February 2015

"Social Media Legal Risks for Nonprofits", Missio Nexus North American Missions Leaders Conference, September 2013

"Corporate Policies For Electronics & Social Media Use," National Air Transportation Association Conference, June 2013

"Social Media & the Law for Nonprofits," Univ. of Virginia Alumni Association Nonprofit Group, Dec. 2011

“Nonprofit Board Governance,” Project Bridges, September 2011

"Top Intellectual Property Traps for Small Businesses", Asian Pacific American Bar Association Southeast Regional Conference, May 2010

"Trademark Law and Wines", George Mason University Inns of Court, October 2009

Presenter, "Information Technology Legal Update", Christian Leadership Alliance Convention, April 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships:

International Trademark Association
Christian Legal Society
Asian Pacific American Bar Association-DC, Board Member
University of Virginia Asian and Asian Pacific American Alumni Network, Chair (2011-2012)

Past Employment Positions:

Williams Mullen, 1998 - 2001, Associate
Galland, Kharasch & Garfinkle, 1997 - 1998, Associate
Public Defender's Office, Alexandria, Virginia, 1995, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities:
Good Samaritan Advocates, President