Bill Samuels is an intellectual property specialist with expertise in a wide variety of trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP matters, including brand development and management, software protections, licensing matters, contracts, customs issues, global IP protection strategies, entertainment law, and domain name and Internet issues.
Bill began his career in San Francisco, CA, in 2006 as outside counsel to various start-up companies, advising them on intellectual property, business strategies, and general corporate matters. In fall 2007 Bill took his practice to a boutique IP firm where he continued to advise start-up clients while managing other clients’ global intellectual property portfolios, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. During this time Bill became involved in various other IP matters, including domain name and Internet issues, design and trade dress protections, anti-counterfeiting and customs enforcement efforts, trade secrets and unfair competition matters, as well as various agreements and licenses bearing on IP.
In January 2010 Bill founded W. R. Samuels Law to provide clients efficient, cost-effective, and personalized IP services with a global reach. With clients throughout the U.S., the firm provides a full range of intellectual property and business services tailored to protect, secure, and police clients’ intellectual property and proprietary information on a global basis.
Among his other activities and affiliations, Bill is Articles Editor on the California Bar publication New Matter, Co-Chair of the Trademark Committee of the New York State Bar Association, and he is a member of the New York City Bar, California Lawyers for the Arts, and the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Bill is a 2006 graduate of Emory University School of Law and recipient of the TI:GER Certificate in Intellectual Property and IP Commercialization. Previous to Emory, Bill worked on and edited Internet- and media-related market research at the firm Jupiter Media Metrix after completing his studies in English at the University of Pennsylvania (MA, 2000) and Georgetown University (BA, 1997). Based in New York City, Bill is admitted to practice law in California and New York.