William Samuels

Top rated intellectual property attorney in New York, New York

Warshaw Burstein, LLP
William Samuels
Warshaw Burstein, LLP

Practice Areas: Intellectual property, Intellectual property litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2008

Education: Emory University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

Warshaw Burstein, LLP

575 Lexington Ave
7th Floor
New York, NY 10022 Visit website

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William Samuels is a partner at Warshaw Burstein, where he is the chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. Focusing his practice on intellectual property matters, he provides advice and counsel to clients with regard to obtaining, protecting, licensing or otherwise commercializing intellectual property in the US and around the world.

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 to the New York Super Lawyers for the last five years.

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 clients' particular needs. Conversationally 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 also has moderated several intellectual property talks and panels, addressing intellectual property law, the impact of intellectual property, and related considerations. 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

Intellectual property, Intellectual property litigation

Focus areas

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual property law

  • 70% Intellectual property
  • 30% Intellectual property litigation

First Admitted: 2006, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.wbny.com/William-Samuels

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Secretary, New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 2020-2022
  • Member, International Trademark Association, 2011 - Present
  • Co-Chair, IP Section Trademark Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Secretary, New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, 2018-2020
  • 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
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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
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
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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • California Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer Attorney
Industry Groups:
  • AIPLA
  • California Bar
  • Design
  • Hospitality
  • INTA
  • IP
  • NYC Bar
  • NYSBA
  • Patent
  • Software

Office location for William Samuels

575 Lexington Ave
7th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-984-7754

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

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