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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.


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 |2022-12-05T19:13:51+00:00July 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00October 31st, 2018|

Is Intellectual Property a Constitutional Right?

By Stephen D. Wilson | October 16, 2018 Did you know that the United States Constitution has an intellectual property (IP) clause? The IP Clause of the U.S. Constitution (1787) The U.S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787.  Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution grants Congress [...]

By |2018-10-22T12:52:44+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Should U.S. Brand Owners Be Worried About Brexit?

By Stephen D. Wilson | September 25, 2018 In an increasingly global, crowded, and competitive market, savvy U.S. brand owners recognize the strategic benefits, value, and necessity of protecting their trademarks and other intellectual property (IP) beyond U.S. borders.  The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) are important [...]

By |2018-10-22T12:53:59+00:00September 27th, 2018|
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