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Jake L. Bryant

Legal Assistant
Ashley Fralin540.983.9382
Brittney Hasenbeck540.983.9326
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Jake Bryant is a member of the firm’s General Commercial group where his practice focuses on intellectual property, technology, and corporate law. He regularly assists clients with trademark portfolio management, IP litigation and licensing, and general corporate needs. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Jake served as Of Counsel at a boutique intellectual property law firm and was a research assistant for the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy near Washington, D.C.

Jake earned his J.D. from Liberty University School of Law where he was the Notes & Comments Editor of the Liberty University Law Review, Vice President of the Liberty Law Intellectual Property Clinic, Executive Chair of the Business & Transactional Law Society, and was a national finalist and best brief award winner in the 2023 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Tournament hosted by the International Trademark Association. He received his LL.M. in Intellectual Property from the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, with a focus on law & economics.

  • Years of professional landscape photography
  • Foreign countries visited...Ireland and Romania
  • Movies watched
  • What is your favorite thing about your job?

    I love helping businesses of any nature realize that their intellectual property is extremely valuable. From helping entities protect their names and goodwill to helping them navigate the often murky waters of IP licensing, my favorite part of my job is making sure your intangible assets are as secure as your personal property.

  • What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?

    I love photography, golf, reading, and film. I am an avid movie-watcher, anything from classics (Casablanca is personal favorite) to science fiction or dramas. As far as reading, I am a huge fan of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Tolkien, and Norman Maclean. I am also a huge fan of the Irish musician, Dermot Kennedy. My great passions, however, lie in photography and writing. I published short fiction and poetry in my undergraduate literary journal, and my landscape photography has been featured in several international galleries (as well as the offices of several Virginia businesses).

  • What life lesson do you think we all should follow?

    Pursue righteousness. The ends rarely justify the means and too many things affect our outcomes in life. The best thing we can do is try to live with good intentions and act justly with what we can control. If we remain stalwart in the endless pursuit of loving and living well, peace usually finds us.


  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law
  • Liberty University School of Law, J.D.
  • Roanoke College, B.B.A.


  • Prepared or filed over 50 copyright and trademark applications respectively.
  • Office actions and appeals with the USPTO and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (T.T.A.B.)
  • Favorably resolved various intellectual property disputes
  • Federal IP, business, and website-oriented ADA litigation in districts across the 4th, 7th, 9th, and 11th circuits
  • Drafted and analyzed IP, tech, and software as a service (SAAS) contracts
  • Entity formation
  • The intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and intellectual property/data privacy


  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
    Copyright Law Committee, Generative AI Task Force
    Trademark Law Committee
  • Member, The Copyright Law Society
  • Member, International Trademark Assocation
  • Member, Federalist Society
  • Member, Christian Legal Society


  • Virginia State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

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