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William Scott Goldman

William Scott Goldman

Representing Innovation.
  • Intellectual Property, Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law ...
  • District of Columbia
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Sofía E. June 18, 2020
Definitely 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!
Terrance W. April 30, 2020
Excellent Service 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.
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William Scott Goldman is the founding member of Goldman Law Group, representing creative business clients, both established and early-stage, 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 14,000 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 insights based on almost 30 yrs. of practical experience, quick response times and reasonable flat-fee billing.

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Entertainment & Sports Law
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Branding Law
  • Advertising & Design Law
  • Internet Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Artist Management
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • GoToMeeting
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Federal Circuit
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Professional Experience
- Current
Specialties: Branding Law, Business Law, Entertainment Law, Advertising and Design Law, Internet and Technology Law, Trademark and Copyright Law
George Washington University Law School
LL.M. (1993) | Patents and Intellectual Property
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Dickinson School of Law
J.D. (1991) | Intellectual Property Law; Entertainment Law
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Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Branding Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed.)
Branding Law: Cases and Materials
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
50 Questions Answered
Q. If the status code is stating “abandoned” does that mean it’s available for use again?
A: Not necessarily as the owner may be still be using it and claiming common law rights or even excusable non-use prior to reapplying. Having a trademark search and legal analysis conducted should provide you with a much better idea though. Feel free to call or email with any further questions.
Q. Can you establish an LLC while you have a pending sole proprietor trademark application for the same business?
A: Yes, indeed! Both are completely separate and have no connection in this context. However, you may want to eventually assign the trademark registration from the individual owner to the LLC. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call or email.
Q. What would I have to do to reinstate my trademark after it has been cancelled (Sec.8)?
A: Actually, it's a fairly simple process if you're still within the 6 mos. 'grace period' following the sixth anniversary from your original date of registration. In addition to filing the Sec. 8 affidavit, you would submit an extra $100 per class. But if you have any further questions, please feel free to call or text.
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1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 880-9200
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