Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2013-2016
Bill regularly works with clients to secure domestic and international trademark, copyright, and patent protections, to enforce and defend client rights, and to advise on commercializing intellectual property. He also concentrates on brand development and management, licensing, anti-counterfeiting issues, Internet matters, and more.
Before founding W.R. Samuels Law, Bill began his legal career in San Francisco, CA, as outside general counsel to various startup companies, advising them on intellectual… read more property, business strategies, and general corporate matters. He then spent three years at a California IP boutique advising clients on trademarks, copyright, design and trade dress protection, anti-counterfeiting and customs enforcement, trade secrets and unfair competition, as well as global licensing regimes.
Bill is admitted to practice in New York and California. As Co-Chair of the Trademark Committee of the New York State Bar Association, he speaks to various groups regarding current and emerging IP issues. Bill is an Articles Editor for the IP law journal New Matter, and he is active with the International Trademark Association (INTA) as well as California Lawyers for the Arts.
A graduate of Emory University School of Law, Bill is a recipient of the TI:GER Certificate in Intellectual Property and IP Commercialization. He holds an MA in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Georgetown University.
"Bill is a reliable and responsive attorney with extensive practice in IP who has provided us with sound advice when required. He provides personal attention to each case and client which is highly appreciated. Additionally, he understands and speaks Spanish which is a very useful tool for our communication."
"Bill is an exceptional IP attorney. He was very proactive in helping us to protect our brands and trademarks. He was incredibly thorough, easy to work with, thoughtful in his approach, and very fair and efficient to help control our costs. He is also very communicative and available anytime you need to reach him. I will use his services in a future company!"