University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), LL.M., Intellectual Property, Commerce, and Technology Law, summa cum laude (first in class)

Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude

Wake Forest University, B.A., Arts History, cum laude


Vermont, 2001

Massachusetts, 2008

U.S. District Court, Vermont, 2001


Student Law Clerk for the Honorable Howard H. Dana, Jr., Maine Supreme Court, 1999-2000

Memberships & Activities

Vermont Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section

International Trademark Association – Enforcement Committee member; Prior member of Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee, Trademark Office Practices Committee, and Internet Committee

Community Involvement

William coaches his son’s youth hockey team.


Author of


William has spoken at global trademark conferences, academic institutions, trademark events, and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has also made presentations directly to businesses.