William Scott Goldman

William Scott Goldman is the founding member of Goldman Law Group, representing creative business clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. With over 8,000 USPTO filings, he is currently ranked #5 in the world. Having written the book on Branding Law, he is also a frequent lecturer, guest speaker, radio commentator and author on various legal subjects. Contact him at wsg@goldmanlawgroup.com

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Recent Developments in Trademark and Branding Law

Dancing into the new year, it’s now time for our annual recap and look ahead, covering recent developments in trademark, copyright, media/entertainment, and branding law. 2023 started off with web 3.0 and the metaverse being…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A RECIPE FOR SAFEGUARDING CULINARY CREATIONS

Interested in protecting that long-cherished family favorite? Or perhaps you’re a chef or restaurateur interested in preserving commercial advantage against potential competitors and former employees? Protection of food products serves as a valuable case study for comparing…

Patent Branding: Exploring Other Forms of IP Protection

Businesses typically rely on trademark or even copyright to protect their valuable branding assets. However, an effective branding strategy also employs the exclusivity of both design and utility patent protection whenever its available, effectively keeping…

Back to the Future: The Year In Business Law

Recapping major developments from this past year in IP, branding law, trade regulation, and entertainment law, COVID-19 once again dominated our lives some two years later, casting its long shadow over the legal landscape. And…

Expanding Branding: Exploring Other Forms Of Trademark Protection

One key Branding Law strategy involves stretching the boundaries of traditional trademark principles for registering important business assets. As a companion piece to our discussion of non-standard copyrights from a few months back, the following…

Non-standard Copyrights: The Scope of Protection is Expanding

Copyright law typically protects original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression against copying. As such, traditional examples of copyrightable subject matter have included books, motion pictures, sound recordings, paintings, and sculptural…

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THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BLUEPRINT

STARTUPS: START HERE Launching a side business is a wise decision whether considering a career transition or even as a source of secondary income, especially during these uncertain times. Consulting with an experienced attorney is…

2021 In the Law -A Look Ahead in Trademark & Branding Cases

In a follow up to our 2020 retrospective from last month, it’s time for a prospective survey covering some of the major cases that could be shaping the legal landscape in 2021, relevant to trademark…

Counting Down Major Law Decisions of 2020

It’s time for an annual end-of-year retrospective, and quite a year it was. After what quickly turned from optimism for the new decade to something else entirely, now we’re all hoping for 2020 hindsight, so…