William Samuels

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in New York, NY

Scarinci Hollenbeck, LLC
 | 3 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-286-0747
Fax: 212-784-6935
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (70%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

William Samuels is a partner at the New York City law office of Scarinci Hollenbeck, and he is the chair of the firm's copyright and trademark group. Focusing his practice primarily on intellectual property matters, he provides advice and counsel to clients with regard to obtaining, protecting, and licensing or otherwise commercializing trademarks, patents, copyrights, and other similar assets both domestically and internationally.

Admitted to practice before all New York and California state courts, Mr. Samuels is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California. Held in high regard by his fellow attorneys, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and he has been named by the American Society of Legal Advocates to its Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 list.

With his clients coming from a wide variety of industries and ranging from startup companies to multinational corporations, Mr. Samuels tailors his recommendations and options in a manner that fits their particular needs, realizing that intellectual property is often one of their most valuable assets. Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, his experience also encompasses trade secrets, anti-counterfeiting, and general business transactions and advice.

Mr. Samuels is frequently asked to speak before professional groups on topics relating to his practice area. He has moderated several meetings of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and he has been the co-chair of that section's Trademark Law Committee. Mr. Samuels received a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Georgetown University in 1997 and a Master of Arts in that same discipline from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He was awarded his Juris Doctor by Emory University School of Law in 2006.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property (70%): Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

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About William Samuels

Admitted: 2008, New York

Professional Webpage: https://scarincihollenbeck.com/attorneys/william-r-samuels/

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, International Trademark Association, 2011 - Present
  • Co-Chair, IP Section Trademark Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Secretary-Elect, New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 2018
  • California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • TrademarkNow, Board of Advisors, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • 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
  • IP Section Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • California Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer Attorney

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Moderator, New York State Bar Association: IP Section Annual Meeting, Perspectives on Trademark Licensing from In-House and Outside Counsel, www.nysba.org/CustomTemplates/SecondaryStandard.aspx?id=59430, 2016
  • Moderator, IP Licenses In Bankruptcy, New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Trademark Committee
  • Speaker, Trademark Law, A Primer on Intellectual Property, New York State Bar Association, 2014
  • New York State Bar Association, IP Section Annual Meeting, 2017
  • CLE Speaker, New York State Bar Association, Basics of IP Law: Trademarks
  • Moderator, NY State Bar Association, Venturing Forward: Issues Facing Start-Up Companies, www.nysba.org/CustomTemplates/Content.aspx?id=66025, 2016, IP Section Fall Meeting 2016
  • Moderator, NY State Bar Association, Trademarks, Domain Names & Cybersquatting, IP Section Trademark Committee, www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=IPS1600D16, 
  • Program Chair, New York State Bar Association IP Section Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Host, International Trademark Association, INTA Roundtable: The Madrid Protocol - Staying Afloat when Navigating the waters of the Madrid Protocol, 2016
  • Articles Editor, California Bar Association IP Section Law Journal, December 2010 - Present
  • Co-Author, Teller v. Dogge: When Two Magicians Duel Over the Secret to an Iconic Illusion. They Conjure a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit, ipsection.calbar.ca.gov/Publications/NewMatter.aspx, Volume 38, Number 1, April 1, 2013
  • Moderator, New York State Bar Association, Preliminary And Permanent Injunctions In Trademark Cases, Intellectual Property Law Section Litigation And Trademark Committees
  • Moderator, New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section Trademark Committee, IP Licenses In Bankruptcy
  • Speaker, New York State Bar Association, Basics of Intellectual Property Law, Trademarks
  • Speaker, Brooklyn Bar Association, To Copy Or Not To Copy: Considerations In Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Speaker, New York University, Legal Considerations For Freelancers, NYU Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP)
  • Author, Celebrating 20 Years of The Intellectual Property Law Section: Trademark Law, Bright Ideas, www.nysba.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Intellectual_Property_Law_Section_Newsletter_Bright_Ideas_&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=4&ContentID=8233, Winter, Volume 21, Number 3, 2012
  • CLE Organizer & Host, New York State Bar Association, Policing Your Brand On The Internet: How To Protect & Defend What Is Yours, Intellectual Property Law Section Trademark Committee
  • Author, GPSolo eReport: American Bar Association, Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google, Inc.: Deciphering Trademark Issues in Keyword Advertising (Part One), www.americanbar.org/publications/gpsolo_ereport/2013/august_2013/rosetta_stone_v_google_trademark_keyword_advertising_part_1.html, Vol. 3, No. 1, August, 2013 
  • Author, GPSolo eReport: American Bar Association, Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google, Inc.: Deciphering Trademark Issues in Keyword Advertising (Part Two), Vol. 3, No. 3, October, 2013
  • Speaker, Trademark Law, A Primer on Intellectual Property, New York State Bar Association, 2014
  • Moderator, New York State Bar Association: Fall Meeting, How to Enforce Against Counterfeiters: Strategies and Realities in The Connected Global Marketplace, 2014
  • Speaker, New York State Bar Association, Trademarks: From Clearance Search To Litigation, www.nysba.org/store/events/registration.aspx?event=0DX34, 2015

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • AIPLA
  • California Bar
  • Design
  • Hospitality
  • INTA
  • IP
  • NYC Bar
  • NYSBA
  • Patent
  • Software
Office Location for William Samuels

3 Park Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-286-0747

Fax: 212-784-6935

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