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Scott Raymond Austin

also known as Scott R. Austin

About me

I started my practice in Fort Lauderdale after graduating on law review from Georgetown Law in Washington, D.C. over 30 years ago. I met my wife here and we raised our family here and have participated in the tremendous cultural and business growth in Florida we have witnessed since the early eighties. I personally am an inventor, business owner, programmer, musician and artist and as such understand and enjoy advising clients on protecting and fighting for their inventions, business brands and artistic works. I am fortunate to work for a firm based in Silicon Valley that has international and national contacts in software, media, healthcare, and new technology and supports me in keeping current on evolving legal issues.


Practice areas


  1. Internet: 45%
    21 years
  2. Trademark: 45%
    32 years
  3. Copyright: 5%
    32 years
  4. Patent Infringement: 5%
    32 years



Hourly ($185-425/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • A Margaret Hesford

    I have known Scott since 1989, and have worked with him on several cases, where he is the IP "specialist", and I am the litigator. It sounds simple, but Scott really "knows his stuff". For this reason, I have recommended him to some of my business clients, at least one of whom continues to use him on a regular basis for trademark matters, which are an ongoing part of that client's business. I recommend him without reservation.


    A Hesford Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Edward Scott Golden

    I highly recommend Scott for intellectual property matters. I have referred multiple clients to Scott over more than 20 years, including as recently as last month. My clients benefit from Scott's expertise and continuing effort to be at the forefront if this ever-changing field. He is thorough, knows his field, and has taken a leadership role in several aspects of both domestic and international intellectual property law. I have no hesitancy in endorsing him.


    Edward Golden Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

VLP Law Group LLP

101 NE Third Avenue
Suite 1500
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301


FLMember in Good Standing198406/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified - Intellectual Property LawFlorida Bar2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Board Certified - Intellectual Property LawFlorida Bar2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Board Certified - Intellectual Property LawFlorida Bar2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, FloridaVLP Law Group LLP2013 - Present
Partner, Intellectual PropertyGordon & Rees2010 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Intellectual Property CommitteeMember2010 - Present
International Trademark Association, Internet CommitteeNew gTLD Subcommittee2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionChair, Corporations, Securities & Financial Services Committee2002 - 2004
Publication nameTitleDate
World Intellectual Property ReviewIP Protective Measures in the Domain System2014
The Miami HeraldDigital Privacy: Who’s guarding the guards? (August 2011)2011
Daily Business ReviewOffsite Servers Present Businesses With Opportunities, Challenges2011
The Florida Bar Business Law JournalTrademark Law Cases2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJD1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarDomain Name Disputes2014
INTA RoundtableBrand Protection on the Internet2010