/Stephen D. Wilson

About Stephen D. Wilson

Steve Wilson is a Partner at Beggs & Lane. Mr. Wilson has practiced law for nearly 20 years, and he represents clients throughout the country and the world in connection with U.S. and international intellectual property (IP) and other matters. His practice areas include Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment, Food & Beverage, General Corporate, Litigation (including Intellectual Property Litigation), and Appellate. Mr. Wilson has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® peer review rating for the highest level of professional excellence, in addition to other professional recognitions in practice areas including IP, entertainment, sports, litigation, and appellate practice.

Stephen D. Wilson Recognized by World Trademark Review in WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

 World Trademark Review (WTR) has recognized Beggs & Lane partner Stephen D. Wilson in the 2020 edition of “WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals,” its annual list of the world’s top trademark practitioners. WTR notes that “Stephen Wilson leads the IP group at one of Florida’s oldest firms, Beggs [...]

By | 2020-02-20T16:59:00+00:00 February 20th, 2020|

SOUTHEAST ASIA IP UPDATE: Malaysia Joins Madrid System

By Stephen D. Wilson | October 30, 2019 On September 27, 2019, Malaysia joined an intellectual property (IP) treaty that will benefit U.S. brand owners who wish to protect trademark rights in Southeast Asia. Madrid System The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks (Madrid System) is a trademark [...]

By | 2020-02-20T16:57:43+00:00 October 30th, 2019|


The U.S. is a party to a number of intellectual property (IP) treaties.  These treaties help IP owners in the U.S. protect rights internationally, and help foreign IP owners to protect rights in the U.S. Madrid System One of these treaties is the Madrid System for the International Registration of [...]

By | 2019-07-31T15:27:52+00:00 July 31st, 2019|

New Trade Secret and Noncompete Laws

State legislatures have been busy enacting or considering new laws governing trade secrets and noncompete agreements, including Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.  It may be time to blow the dust off your form agreements and confer with intellectual property (IP) counsel to see [...]

By | 2019-10-02T14:28:34+00:00 December 17th, 2018|

New Canada Trademark Laws Affecting U.S. Brand Owners

As global trade and multinational business grow, worldwide trademark protection has become extremely important.  Canada is or may become a vital market for many U.S. brand owners, and vice versa. Brand owners should be aware that the Government of Canada is in the process of implementing a major overhaul of [...]

By | 2019-01-04T16:48:31+00:00 December 4th, 2018|

Does My Business Need An IP Audit?

  The value of intangible assets including intellectual property (IP) is rising steeply in the U.S. and globally.  Businesses and their advisors need to understand and leverage a company’s portfolio of IP assets to maximize present and future value.  An IP audit may help. Tangible and Intangible Business Value In [...]

By | 2019-01-04T16:49:10+00:00 November 7th, 2018|

New Copyright Law: Music Modernization Act (MMA)

On October 11, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law.  This bipartisan law amends the U.S. Copyright Act, and is the first major reform of music copyright law in the U.S. in decades. The MMA seeks to streamline music licensing [...]

By | 2019-01-04T16:51:42+00:00 October 31st, 2018|