William Samuels

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in New York, NY

W.R. Samuels Law PLLC
 | 280 Madison Avenue, Suite 600
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-206-9399
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (80%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of W. R. Samuels Law PLLC, William R. Samuels advises small businesses, entrepreneurs and large corporations on how to protect and leverage intellectual property. He serves clients in the New York City, New York, area on cases involving trademarks, patents, litigation, brand management, licensing, anti-counterfeit matters and international issues.

Mr. Samuels 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 many times, and he is an editor for New Matter, an intellectual property law journal. He is often requested as a guest speaker and serves as a volunteer attorney for California Lawyers for the Arts.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Mr. Samuels 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 that address their needs and goals.

Mr. Samuels holds an Avvo “Superb” rating and is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section, 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 and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property (80%): Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Intellectual Property: Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

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About William Samuels

Admitted 2008, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.wrsamuelslaw.com/William-Samuels.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Lawyers of Distinction - Top 10% in USA, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • Forbes Legal Black Book, Forbes, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40: New York IP Lawyers, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014
  • Super Lawyers Metro Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • TrademarkNow Board of Advisors, 2017
  • Member of the House of Delegates, New York State Bar Association IP Section Delegate, 2014
  • Co-Chair, IP Section Membership Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, IP Section Trademark Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • California
  • IP Section Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • California Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer Attorney

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Moderator, Perspectives on Trademark Licensing from In-House and Outside Counsel, New York State Bar Association: IP Section Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Moderator, Trademarks, Domain Names & Cybersquatting, NY State Bar Association, IP Section Trademark Committee, 2016
  • Moderator, Venturing Forward: Issues Facing Start-Up Companies, NY State Bar Association, IP Section Fall Meeting 2016, 2016
  • Host, INTA Roundtable: The Madrid Protocol - Staying Afloat when Navigating the waters of the Madrid Protocol, International Trademark Association, 2016
  • Speaker, Trademarks: From Clearance Search To Litigation, New York State Bar Association, 2015
  • Speaker: Trademark Law, A Primer on Intellectual Property, New York State Bar Association, 2014
  • Moderator, How to Enforce Against Counterfeiters: Strategies and Realities in The Connected Global Marketplace, New York State Bar Association: Fall Meeting, 2014
  • Moderator, IP Licenses In Bankruptcy, New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Trademark Committee
  • Moderator, Preliminary And Permanent Injunctions In Trademark Cases, New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Litigation And Trademark Committees
  • Speaker, Basics of Intellectual Property Law, New York State Bar Association, Trademarks
  • Program Chair, New York State Bar Association IP Section Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Articles Editor, California Bar Association IP Section Law Journal, December 2010 - Present
  • Author, Celebrating 20 Years of The Intellectual Property Law Section: Trademark Law, Bright Ideas, Winter, Volume 21, Number 3, 2012
  • Author, Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google, Inc.: Deciphering Trademark Issues in Keyword Advertising (Part Two), GPSolo eReport: American Bar Association, Vol. 3, No. 3, October, 2013
  • Author, Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google, Inc.: Deciphering Trademark Issues in Keyword Advertising (Part One), GPSolo eReport. American Bar Association, Vol. 3, No. 1, August, 2013
  • Co-Author, Teller v. Dogge: When Two Magicians Duel Over the Secret to an Iconic Illusion. They Conjure a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, Volume 38, Number 1, April 1, 2013
  • CLE Organizer & Host, Policing Your Brand On The Internet: How To Protect & Defend What Is Yours, New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Trademark Committee
  • CLE Speaker, Basics of IP Law: Trademarks, New York State Bar Association
  • Speaker, Legal Considerations For Freelancers, New York University, Health & Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP), NYU Science
  • Speaker, To Copy Or Not To Copy: Considerations In Copyright Law, Brooklyn Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section

Educational Background:

  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Major: English Literature, 2000
  • Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude, Honors: Phi Alpha Theta International History Honors Society, Major: English Literature, 1997

Industry Groups

  • AIPLA
  • California Bar
  • INTA
  • NYC Bar
  • NYSBA
  • Office Location for William Samuels

    280 Madison Avenue
    Suite 600
    New York, NY 10016

    Phone: 212-206-9399

     

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