Top Attorney – Scott R. Austin

Fort Lauderdale, FL WW/Press/September 15, 2020 – Scott Austin, Attorney with VLP Law Group, LLP was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2020-2021 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

VLP Law Group, LLP offers a broad variety of business and transactional services to companies, financial institutions, investors and universities throughout the nation. The attorneys provide counsel and strategic representation in a diverse range of practice areas. VLP’s clients include businesses of all sizes, from entrepreneurs and early-stage startups to Fortune 100 companies operating in a wide cross section of industries.

Scott Austin is a Florida Bar Board Certified Intellectual Property attorney, with a desire and vision to build lasting relationships and secure the brands and innovations that shape online business and technology. Scott is proud for the past 30 years to have obtained Intellectual Property protection for and defended through litigation some of the most innovative Fortune 500’s and start-ups in America and around the world. He was admitted to practice law in the state of Florida since 1984, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, U.S., the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. His area of practices is not limited to just intellectual property cases, he also represent clients in corporate, emerging growth companies & venture capital, entertainment & media, mergers & acquisitions, technology transactions, web & E-commerce and education.

With an understanding of both the technical (programming background) and business (MBA and business founder) aspects of protecting and monetizing brands and technology Scott views the litigation process as a tool – a means to achieve a business objective. He is also one of seven members worldwide of ICANN’s Public Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) Standing Panel as well as a member of the National Arbitration Forum panel of neutrals arbitrating international domain name disputes under ICANN’s UDRP, URS and PICDRP processes. He has represented clients before the ITC and in federal court on patent, trademark and copyright infringement claims and defending against patent trolls. He also protects brands before the TTAB in trademark oppositions and cancellations, and in DMCA takedowns involving content copyright infringement and online defamation.

Scott also counsels clients in the areas of unfair competition, the protection and misappropriation of trade secrets and trade dress, and related trade regulation matters. Scott’s dispute resolution skills are backed by years of experience negotiating and litigating complex technology transaction agreements, such as terms of use, terms of service, cloud storage agreements, privacy policies, COPPA compliance, SaaS, SLA and keyword and adword challenges.

Scott’s experience in enforcement and defense of brands, creative works and online content is worldwide and covers many industries, including: fashion houses, film, television and media producers, health care providers, health and fitness products, professional athletes and college sports teams, news organizations, book publishers, producers of wine, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and firearms, education and religious institutions, and automobile manufacturers. Scott also has contributed to changes in IP laws, policies and regulations through participation on major committees and working groups for legal and trade associations such as INTA, ICANN and The Florida Bar Business Law Section.

VLP’s approach provides the infrastructure to seamlessly team with in-house counsel and utilize client’s support staff so that our efforts stay focused on favorable results and settlements within defined budgets. In those roles he learned how to respond aggressively to help executives and managers obtain reliable answers to legal questions they could count on for risk assessment and decisive action.

Prior to joining VLP, Scott served as a partner in the Intellectual Property and Business Transactions practice groups of a national West Coast law firm. Scott has taught intellectual property law as an adjunct professor of law and chaired the Florida Bar Business Law Section’s Corporations, Securities and Financial Services Committee for two terms. He has received awards from the Florida Bar for his work on revisions to Florida’s business law statutes, which were adopted by the Florida legislature and recognized as a Florida Superlawyer for his legal work in Intellectual Property Litigation.

Scott earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, (Law Review Editor, Georgetown International Law Journal; Author, Note “Advertising Regulation in the Peoples Republic of China”), M.B.A. from Ohio University, Beta Gamma Sigma (emphasis in Finance and Marketing) and B.S. summa cum laude, from Ohio University, (Journalism).

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.



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