William C. Wright, partner, focuses his practice on trademark, trade dress, copyright,
internet, and unfair competition law. He advises multi-national corporations on
the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trademark
adoption, clearance, registration and protection. Bill has earned the trust of some
of the world's most successful and prominent corporations. In fact, he oversees
the U.S. trademark portfolio for a global pharmaceutical and chemical enterprise
with some forty thousand employees in over sixty countries. He also advises clients
on due diligence, Intellectual Property Audits, and enforcement strategies.
Mr. Wright represents clients in a wide range of industries, including the apparel,
art, chemical, cosmetic, dietary supplement, entertainment, food and beverage, pharmaceutical,
technology, and textile industries. Bill has extensive experience before the Trademark
Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has an excellent
record on appeal. He is also is actively engaged in enforcing the rights of copyright
owners in and to their original works of authorship. Mr. Wright also represents
clients in federal court trademark and copyright litigation.
Bill has lectured on registering trademarks before the New York County Lawyers'
Association and the New York Bar Association. He has authored articles for the eWorldBusiness
Law Report and the ITMA Review. He is an active member of The Pharmaceutical Trade
Marks Group (PTMG) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland and a Juris
Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.
He is admitted to practice in New York as well as the United States District Court
for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.