(Of Counsel) Bill Samuels is an intellectual property specialist who began his legal career as counsel to various companies, from wineries to software and technology ventures, advising them on intellectual property, business strategies, and general corporate matters. He has deep experience advising clients on trademarks, copyright, design and trade dress protection, anti-counterfeiting and customs enforcement, trade secrets and unfair competition, as well as patent protections and global licensing regimes.
A New York Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013, Bill is admitted to practice in New York and California. As Chair of the Trademark Committee of the New York State Bar Association, he speaks to various groups regarding current and emerging IP issues. Bill is an Articles Editor for the California IP law journal New Matter, and he is active with the International Trademark Association (INTA) as well as California Lawyers for the Arts.
A graduate of Emory University School of Law, Bill is a recipient of the TI:GER Certificate in Intellectual Property and IP Commercialization. He holds an MA in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Georgetown University.
- Associate, La Riviere, Grubman & Payne LLP
- New York
- B.A., Georgetown University (cum laude)
- M.A., University of Pennsylvania (English Literature)
- J.D., Emory University (Certificate in IP Commercialization)
NY State Bar Association:
- Chair, IP Section Trademark Committee
- Co-Chair, IP Section Membership Committee
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- “Intellectual Property Nuts & Bolts” Fashion Institute of Technology, October 29, 2013
- “Preliminary and Permanent Injunctions in Trademark Cases” New York State Bar Association, February 2013
- “IP Licenses in Bankruptcy” New York State Bar Association, February 25, 2013
- “Basics of IP Law: Trademarks” New York State Bar Association, November 29, 2012
- “To Copy or Not to Copy: Considerations in Copyright Law” Brooklyn Bar Association, April 25, 2012
- “Legal Considerations for Freelancers” NYU Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP), December 15, 2011
- “Policing Your Brand on the Internet: How to Practice & Defend What Is Yours” New York State Bar Association, November 7, 2011
- “Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google, Inc.: Deciphering Trademark Issues in Keyword Advertising” (Two Parts), GPSolo eReport: American Bar Association, Volume 3, Numbers 1 & 3, August and October 2013
- “Teller v. Dogge: When Two Magicians Duel Over the Secret to an Iconic Illusion, They Conjure a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit,” New Matter, Spring 2013: Volume 38, Number 1
- “Celebrating 20 Years of the Intellectual Property Law Section: Trademark Law,” Bright Ideas, Winter 2012, Volume 21, Number 3