Intellectual Property Attorneys

Full-Service IP Firm — Tailored Solutions

At W.R. Samuels Law individuals and corporate clients access full-service, business-driven intellectual property (IP) counseling that evolves with the globally changing IP environment. The firm handles all aspects of domestic and international IP matters, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, IP enforcement and defense, IP licenses and agreements, domain names, software services, counterfeit protection, unfair competition, and IP counseling and audit services. W.R. Samuels Law helps clients manage their IP while developing practical and creative solutions that secure their property and information at home and around the world.

Contact W.R. Samuels Law

Schedule an initial consultation to learn how to protect your intellectual property.  Prospective clients can reach the New York or California offices of the firm by dialing 212-206-9399 or by filling out the online contact form.


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IP Considerations: Why They Are Always Important

There are a number and variety of considerations to evaluate when it comes to intellectual property ("IP") protections. On a base level, the core issues are what you want to protect and where you want to protect it. From that point, an attorney will want to consider what types of protections would provide the best and broadest coverage, while also weighing those considerations against costs and related concerns. And during that whole time you need to ensure that you actually own or control the IP.  Read More.


9 Changes in EU Trademark Reform

As of March 23, 2016, the European Parliament brought new changes into effect relating to the Community Trade Mark System, also known as Regulation (EU) 2015/2424.

The Community Trade Mark System (CTM), created in 1996, allowed brand owners to obtain registered protection for trademarks using one European Union (EU) filing. Filing one single trademark application carried forward to each of the 28 EU member states. The system has changed names and has some new rules to consider.  Read More.


Getting Your Trademark Filed: Intent-to-Use vs. Actual Use

If you're doing business in the US and want to acquire a trademark registration, there are two main types of applications that you can file.

There generally are two types of inventors: the individual inventor/small company and the large, corporate research and development (R&D) groups. Read More.


The Benefits of a Patent Search Are Worth the Cost

No one would want to complete the process of applying for a patent only to find out that it has already been claimed.

There generally are two types of inventors: the individual inventor/small company and the large, corporate research and development (R&D) groups. Read More.



Are You Risking Your Brand Equity?

When people start a business, they tend to focus on their business objectives and goals; the products, services, relationships, as well as administrative and other internal business structures required to make their business efficient. After a while, the business name becomes connected with a certain type of product or service. Read More.


How Can The Patent Prosecution Highway Help You?

The Patent Prosecution Highway is a set of initiatives for providing accelerated patent prosecution among 23 nations, which provides a method for expediting examination of a pending patent application in a foreign country. Read More.


Phantom Marks

When filing for a trademark, it is important to remember that you are filing for the mark as you use or plan to use it. Read More.


FTC Enforcement of Unfair and Deceptive Advertising in a Crowdfunding Campaign

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought its first successful case against a crowdfunded company for unfair and deceptive advertising. Read More.


2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Star List

Bill Samuels will be speaking at "Trademarks A to Z: From Clearance Search To Litigation" for the New York State Bar Association on Friday, April 24, 2015. Read More.


W.R. Samuels Law will be featured in Forbes Legal Black Book coming out May, 2015.

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Trademarks A to Z: From Clearance Search To Litigation

Bill Samuels will be speaking at "Trademarks A to Z: From Clearance Search To Litigation" for the New York State Bar Association on Friday, April 24, 2015. Read More.


Bill Samuels Interviewed and Quoted For CNN Money

RadioShack to sell name with $20 million opening bid Read More.


A Primer on Intellectual Property

Bill Samuels will be speaking at "A Primer on Intellectual Property" on November 20th. Read More.


Growth with a purpose:   Movember

My motivation is to use the power of the moustache to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. 1 in 7 brothers, fathers, grandfathers, and friends around the world will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Read More.


We have moved!  Please visit us at our new location:

280 Madison Avenue, Suite 600. Read More.


Bill Samuels Named Top 40 Under 40

In addition to being named a New York Metro Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2013, firm founder Bill Samuels was recently named one of the Top 40 Under 40 IP lawyers in New York for 2014 by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). Read More.


Supplemental Register: No Publication, So Then What?

As of March 23, 2016, the European Parliament brought new changes into effect relating to the Community Trade Mark System, also known as Regulation (EU) 2015/2424.

The Community Trade Mark System (CTM), created in 1996, allowed brand owners to obtain registered protection for trademarks using one European Union (EU) filing. Filing one single trademark application carried forward to each of the 28 EU member states. The system has changed names and has some new rules to consider.

For those who have filed for a US federal trademark registration, you know that once your application has been approved by the Examining Attorney it is then published for opposition by any party that thinks it would be injured by registration of your mark. Read More.


Govt. Shut Down, USPTO Open for Business

With all the attention being paid to the US government shutdown, there are a number of agencies still operating and the USPTO is one of them. Read More.


Congrats to WRS Client, Million Dollar Shopper Amy Salinger

Check out WRS Law client Amy Salinger on Lifetime Channel’s “Million Dollar Shoppers” this October! Read More.


Founder Bill Samuels Named Super Lawyers: NY Metro Rising Star

Today Bill Samuels was named a Super Lawyers: NY Metro Rising Star. Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in the New York Metro area. Read More.