William handles global trademark protection, intellectual property matters, and internet and unfair competition disputes. He advises startups on entity structure, formation, governance and financing, including business and commercial document preparation. William also advises on business certification matters at the local, state and national levels, and he provides support during the application process.
William especially loves to work with clients to create a branding strategy and a strong portfolio of trademarks that adds value to their businesses. William helps businesses protect, enforce, and monetize their intellectual property assets. William practices before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. He prevents the importation of counterfeit goods by registering trademarks with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He has recovered domain names from cybersquatters. He advises on licensing, purchasing, transfers and commercialization of IP.
William started his career as a Patent Examiner where he was an expert on three-dimensional computer graphics and graphical user interfaces. He then joined and a patent boutique to do patent clearance searches. Next, he worked at two other large law firms obtaining trademark registrations and sending demand letters for trademark and copyright infringements. William founded Lehner Law LLC in 2020 because traditional law firms are inefficient and he wanted a free hand to innovate.
William and his wife are expecting a baby. William enjoys kayaking and hiking with his dog.