Sam advises clients in the fashion, sports, entertainment, and consumer product industries on the procurement, protection, and commercialization of their intellectual property rights, including trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, and enforcement, trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and drafting and negotiating a wide variety of intellectual property agreements.
As a former in-house attorney, Sam brings a well-rounded, business-focused approach to counseling clients to the best legal and practical solution. Prior to joining Epstein Drangel, Sam was in-house counsel at a prominent athletic apparel company.
An active member of leading intellectual property organizations, Sam currently serves as the chair of the Law Students Subcommittee of the New Lawyers Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). He previously served terms as chair and vice-chair of the Law Students Committee.
Sam won a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in 2016 for the article “The Universal Language of Non-Verbal Design Marks,” which originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
Sam graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2015 with a concentration in intellectual property law, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He served as Acquisitions Editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, and his note, “Fixing Financial Fair Play: How to Make European Soccer’s Salary Cap Stick,” was published in the Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law and won the Charles Ballon Writing Award at Cardozo.