Skip to main content

William S Goldman

Intellectual property Attorney at Washington, DC

4.8   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas

William Scott Goldman is the founding member of Goldman Law Group, representing new and established businesses throughout the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Goldman received an LL.M. in Patent and Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University and is licensed to practice before several courts. One of the world's most prolific trademark filers, he's now ranked 'Top-5' at the USPTO with over 5,000 pending applications and registrations. Having written the book on Branding Law, he is also a frequent lecturer, guest speaker, radio commentator and author on various legal subjects. Clients appreciate his creative legal insights and practical business solutions, reasonable rates, and quick turn-around times.

Location

Goldman Law Group
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20004-3002

Intellectual Property lawyers nearby

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
5 Star
 
95%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
5%
Posted by Jonathan | March 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trademark Filing
High quality work. Pays attention to details and offers quick results! I’ll be a repeat client!
Posted by Aaron | February 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goldman Makes Clients Happy
William and his Law Firm are exceptional in this business!!! We are extremely proud to have them representing our business needs!!! Thank You William and the Goldman Law Group…
Posted by Brandy | November 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Choise for Patant and Traidmark work!
I had no experience in this field. William has answered all my questions quickly and concisely. The costs are upfront, which has made the process so much less stressful. I have been impressed with the quick turnaround times and responses. I would recommend Mr. Goldman to anyone!
Posted by Jay | July 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAWYER HANDS DOWN
I am beyond grateful to have hired William Goldman as my lawyer for all my IP and business endeavours. William really cares about you and your case, goes above and beyond and really wants to see you succeed. He is not just focused on what your goals are but he wants to ensure you receive everything you paid for and more and that is why he works tirelessly each day to deliver EXCEPTIONAL results. If you ever get the chance to- please work with him. He is the best at what he does and I sincerely cannot say thank you enough! 1 million out of 10 stars! William S Goldman- the attorney with a heart, amazing outcomes, exceptional quality and a wonderful business in general! If you want results hire him.
Read less
Posted by Najib | December 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Great service with follow up gave all details needed. I highly recommend William . Service impeccable. I used the form for iP registration.
Posted by Rejoice | October 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient & Exemplary Customer Service
Goldman Law Group started working on our Trademark application last year. William was very patient, informative, and quick to get us the application filed and re-filed when we needed to add more clarity for the USPTO office. for all the startups, sole-proprietors, and those who are just starting, Goldman Law Group is very affordable. Which is very important when you have a small budget but BIG DREAMS. We got our trademark approved with ease. We would absolutely recommend!!! Thank you so much William
Read less
Posted by Anthony | September 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trademark specialist
Streamlined the process of getting my trademark and helped me with all my questions. Never one time did I question the quality of the work. Very professional and outstanding response time to any issues I had. Beyond unlike any experience I ever had before!
Posted by Mikiv B | August 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Trademark Attorney experience ever!
William is the best trade mark lawyer for businesses out there. His consult is clear, precise and extremely insightful. He is very accommodating and friendly and his availability and response times are beyond reproach. He is our one stop shop for trademark and patent related matters. Thank you William!
Posted by Anthony | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and real good
Mr.williams is a real good lawyer and real helpful. Hes get the job done!! Very professional and make sure the client is satisfied. I will recommend him to others and work with him again. Thank you
Posted by Randi | August 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
William made himself available at all times, communication was excellent. He was very clear about the process.
Posted by Sofia | June 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST!
Out of all the lawyers I interviewed to do my trademark registration, William was the best candidate. He explained step by step what the process was, what his best advice was, and he got the job done! Both my trademarks were accepted with the USPTO. Definitely hire William for your Intellectual Property needs. I plan on getting my two other trademarks done with him!
Read less
Posted by Michell | June 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
When I contacted William regarding USPO trademark office action, he was very professional and knowledgeable. He reviewed my application and office action with me. He confirmed a view points with me and advised me how he was going to respond to the office action. This was on Friday and he told me he would be submitting the response within 24 to 48 hrs. True to his word he sent me an email on Sunday with the filing receipt.
Read less
Posted by Amber | June 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!
William provided exceptional service for my business trademark needs. He help explain the process along with any questions I had. He did a great job and I would definetly Reccommend him for your business needs for sure. William you rock!
Posted by Marwan | May 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and easy service for my Trademarking work
William was a pleasure to work and provided the necessary information and on time. I highly recommend him for all your legal needs. Furthermore he was prompt in replying to my emails and always polite. I will be happy to work with him again in the future.
Posted by Michelle | May 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trademark services
I am very pleased with the service provided by Mr. Goldman. I have a pending TM that will likely not go through and needed to file a new brand name. Mr. Goldman and I did a 15 conference call and it was amazing all that I learned! He did a thorough search of my proposed mark so I feel much more confident filing this application. His communication was superb and he filed my application in a very timely manner. I look forward to working with him again in the future!
Read less
Posted by Robert | May 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Needed Help and I Am Now A Very Pleased Client
I considered trying to navigate the trademark process without legal assistance. Oh, I am incredibly happy that I realized my limitations and contacted William. He listened to my synopsis of progress to date and then explained the why's and where fore’s of options I should consider. It was not long in that conversation before I hired him. He is extremely easy to speak with and very knowledgeable of why proceeding in each way is the best route. I will be having more trademark submissions to do soon, and I would use him again in a heartbeat...and will be doing just that as a matter of fact. Feel confident that you are receiving excellent legal assistance when you hire William.
Read less
Posted by Terrance | April 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service Received for Trademark Registration
William was very helpful and detailed through the entire trademark registration process. Tips were provided to ensure my application would be approved and prompt responses to my questions were always done. It was truly a pleasure to do business with his firm over the entire 11 month period that this process took.
Posted by Carlos | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience from start to finish
This was my first time going through the trademark process and I couldn’t have picked a better attorney , William was incredibly easy to talk to and took the time to walk me through each step not to mention he responded back to me when ever I needed him or had a question , this alone was Huge to me as I am big on communication especially in a business transactions , I would highly recommend William to anyone looking for a great and affordable trademark attorney .... Thank you
Read less
Posted by Al | December 1, 2012
Best Trademark Application Experience That Won't Break the Bank
Bill spent a LOT of time with me on the phone explaining the Trademark process and answering all of my questions; and I had many, as this was my first Trademark application. He responded quickly to follow-up calls and spent even more time with me, as our strategy evolved. He never charged me for extra time. More importantly, his strategy worked. Our Mark sailed through the application process (he did have to answer one action but did not charge extra for that either). As the rest of the process unfolded, Bill checked in with encouraging words and was honest about risks. Ultimately, we obtained our Mark within the timeline that he had estimated. I thought he did a great job managing our expectations, and achieving what we had set out to do. Impressively, he did not charge any surprise fees. We were very impressed with his knowledge, level of experience, and of course his honesty. I'd recommend Bill in a heartbeat, and have done so already.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disappointing
When I hired William in October 2020 off of Rocket Lawyer it started off great...he filed a trademark for my new small business. Funny, he even asked me to leave him a 5-star review so he could build his online business. I did as he asked me to help him out. His service at the time was good. In September 2021, he contacted me saying my application was conditionally approved and all he had to do was file the Statement of Use and I would get my trademark registered. He asked me very specific questions which I immediately answered and was pleased with the ease of the process. Again, all was good, and very happy all was moving along. However, I just got an email from USPTO saying my trademark has been abandoned because William failed to file the Statement of Use back in September. I contacted him again and asked what happened and why wasn't this done. He won't say why it wasn't done, all he will say is what it will cost to get it reinstated. Long and short of it is, he dropped the ball. His last email to me today is only this "As you may already know, fees are simply discussed via email with our credit card payment form being provided." Huh? I sent him our whole email chain from September 2021 asking where it says he discussed via email to pay $350 in order to complete this filing process. There is no discussion, no mention, no invoice, no bill. I would've paid any fees he needed in order to get the trademark filed. He failed to follow through and file or even ask for payment and he knows it. Please know, that hiring a trademark lawyer who is reliable and organized is key to getting your trademark registered as it is a very long process. I definitely fell through the cracks at his law firm. Needless to say, I will be hiring another lawyer to fix his mistake as I won't be trusting this guy.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Principal
  • Goldman Law Group
  • 2006 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Litman Law Offices
  • 1992 - 2006

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1992
  • Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Associations

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Endorse William
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Will through the years and unequivocally endorse him. He's meticulous, detailed oriented and gives his full attention to matter at hand."
Washington Intellectual property Lawyer William S Goldman
William S Goldman
Intellectual property Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation