Over 32 years enforcing, protecting and counseling on client brands and content world wide. Call us.Knowing the copyright rules to protect or remove online content has never been more important. Call.Our UDRP dispute experience can help you stop cybersquatters from stealing your business onlineExperienced technology litigators defending against patent trolls and licensing violationsYour brand IS your business reputation. Don't let someone steal or weaken it. We fight to defend it.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1984||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law||Florida Bar||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law||Florida Bar||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Board Certified - Intellectual Property Law||Florida Bar||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Partner, Florida||VLP Law Group LLP||2013 - Present|
|Partner, Intellectual Property||Gordon & Rees||2010 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee||Member||2010 - Present|
|International Trademark Association, Internet Committee||New gTLD Subcommittee||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Business Law Section||Chair, Corporations, Securities & Financial Services Committee||2002 - 2004|
|World Intellectual Property Review||IP Protective Measures in the Domain System||2014|
|The Miami Herald||Digital Privacy: Who’s guarding the guards? (August 2011)||2011|
|Daily Business Review||Offsite Servers Present Businesses With Opportunities, Challenges||2011|
|The Florida Bar Business Law Journal||Trademark Law Cases||2010|
|Georgetown University Law Center||N/A||JD||1984|
|Webinar||Domain Name Disputes||2014|
|INTA Roundtable||Brand Protection on the Internet||2010|
Posted by Elizabeth
Scott Austin has handled my trademark work for about 3 yrs. His pro active follow through is impressive. He contacts me in advance of my trademark related deadlines coming due. And he gets me through them accurately and on time. His follow through is best I've had in any attorney.
Scott knows his stuff, is helpful, and seems to really care about the client. I appreciate that he tries to keep his fees as low as possible, and that he does actual work over the phone without insisting on an in-person appointment.
Scott was referred to me by another existing client who was also extremely satisfied with the same things as I am. Since I am a much smaller client, with a start-up business that has yet to start, I never expected to receive the same level of care as the bigger client did. But I do. Every time.
I trust him completely and can refer him wholeheartedly.
Posted by Maria
Posted by Kristin
Scott provided a cost effective service for our new company to defend against a trademark issue (our name) and helped us think through all of the options for moving forward. We ultimately decided on going for a new name (and hope we don't have to do this again, but would work with Scott if we did!). He also help us strategize for our new name/trademark application to ensure it was highly defensible. As a start-up, we appreciated his experience in the field and willingness to work with us within a reasonable budget. (and he has a good sense of humor :-) )
A Hesford, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
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.
Edward Golden, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
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