William Samuels

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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (70%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Bill Samuels is a Partner at Scarinci Hollenbeck, where he is Chair of the firm's Copyright and Trademark Law Group and advises clients on protecting, enforcing, and leveraging their intellectual property. Bill and his team tailor strategies and protection plans to achieve each respective client's goals and business objectives: he 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. 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 a past Articles Editor for the IP law journal New Matter, and he is active with the International Trademark Association (INTA).

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.

About William Samuels

Admitted: 2008, New York

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

Honors/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
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • 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/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

3 Park Avenue
15th Floor
New York, NY 10016

 

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Last Updated: 9/10/2018

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