Kenneth E. Liu

Kenneth E. Liu

Director since 2008
Attorney since 1998
McLean, Virginia
703-761-5008 (Direct Line)

Kenneth E. 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 copyright issues. Additionally, he helps to establish nonprofit corporations, apply for IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption, and advises on compliance with federal and state nonprofit regulations.

Mr. Liu joined Gammon & Grange, P.C. in 2001. He counsels clients from a broad range of sectors including small businesses, small and large nonprofits, 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.

Community Involvement:
Good Samaritan Advocates, President
Christian Legal Society, Director of Christian Legal Aid

Personal Note;
My wife and I live in northern Virginia with our two teenage boys. I'm an active member of St. Mary's Orthodox Church and serve on the board of Good Samaritan Advocates, a faith-based program providing free legal help to low-income clients

Areas of Practice

  • Trademark, Copyright and other Intellectual Property
  • Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • Law Journal: Cornell International Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • University of Virginia
    • Honors: Dean's List

Published Works

  • Parodies Of Rap Artist Psy's Gangnam Style Are Fun. But Are They Legal? ,, 2012
  • It's A Jump Ball For 'Linsanity' Trademark ,, 2012
  • 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
  • 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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Christian Legal Society
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association - VA

Past Employment Positions

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