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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 80%
    10 years
  2. Licensing: 10%
    10 years
  3. Litigation: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

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    Bill is an excellent IP attorney. He has helped my clients with everything filing patents and trademarks to protecting their rights in TTAB and in court. He provides practical advice that keeps your legal and business goals in mind. I highly endorse him.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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W.R. Samuels Law

280 Madison Avenue
Suite 600
New York, NY, 10016


NYCurrently registered 200807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberW.R. Samuels Law2010 - Present
AssociateLaRiviere, Grubman & Payne2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationCo-chair, Trademark Committee2012 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionExecutive Committee2012 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
NEW MATTER: IP Journal of California Bar AssociationArticles Editor2010 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember2007 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
"NEW MATTER," Volume 38, Number 1TELLER v. DOGGE: When Two Magicians Duel Over the Secret to an Iconic Illusion, They Conjure a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of PennsylvaniaEnglish LiteratureMA - Masters2000
Georgetown UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IP Trademark Committee RoundtableIP Licenses in Bankruptcy2013
Brooklyn Bar Association CLETo Copy or Not to Copy2012
"Basics of IP Law"Trademark Law2012
NYSBA CLEPolicing Your Brand On The Internet: How to Protect & Defend What Is Yours2011
LectureLegal Considerations for Freelancers2011
Guest LecturerTrade Secrets, Misappropriation and Enforcement2009

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