As founder of W. R. Samuels Law PLLC, Bill Samuels advises businesses, entrepreneurs, designers, and artists on how to protect and leverage intellectual property. He serves clients in the New York City area, nationally, and internationally on cases involving trademarks, patents, copyright, litigation, brand management, licensing, anti-counterfeit matters and international issues.
Bill graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Georgetown University in 1997, going on to receive a Master of Arts in the same field from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He then attended the Emory University School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor in 2006.
Licensed for more than a decade, Mr. Samuels’ opinion has been published numerous times, and he is a past articles editor for "New Matter," an intellectual property law journal. He is often requested as a guest speaker and serves as Chair of the NY State Bar IP Section Trademark Committee.
Proficient in English and Spanish, Bill is adept at helping clients from different backgrounds. He guides people through domestic and international processes concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights. With an ability to look ahead, he frequently develops strategies for startup companies and existing businesses to address their business needs and goals.
Bill holds an Avvo “Superb” rating and is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section Executive Committee, the International Trademark Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
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