Bill Nash

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, with distinction; Phi Delta Phi; John M. Harlan Society; Articles Editor, St. Mary's Law Journal

B.S., Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy

Admissions

Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Texas Supreme Court, 1988

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 1990

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1990

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1990

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 1989

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1991

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1991

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1991

Profile

William B. ("Bill") Nash is a partner in Haynes and Boone's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in the firm's San Antonio and Dallas offices. Bill is a registered patent attorney and litigator with more than 22 years of extensive national and international experience in intellectual property.

As a litigator, Bill protects his clients' rights and is often called upon in critical company litigation. He has handled major patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition, and trade secret cases in jurisdictions from California to Massachusetts, including the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, D.C., in addition to those filed in the four federal districts within Texas. As an intellectual property advisor and expert, he has broad experience in infringement and validity opinions, and he regularly helps clients develop strategies to avoid or minimize litigation risks. Bill works closely with his clients to protect, develop, commercialize, and license a company's IP assets, both in the U.S. and internationally. He has been responsible for over 4,000 trademark filings around the world and has been lead attorney on over 100 proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Bill is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory and was recognized by World Trademark Review's WTR 1000, Globe Business Publishing, Ltd. in 2017. Additionally, Bill was recognized by San Antonio Scene, Scene Monthly LLC, in Best San Antonio Lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation, 2015. He also received the Outstanding Lawyer Award by San Antonio Business Journal, American City Business Journals, in 2016.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, State Bar Foundation
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association

Experience

Bill regularly handles:
  • Licenses 
  • Research and Development Agreements 
  • Software Agreements 
  • Distributorship Agreements 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Assignments and Transfer Agreements 
  • Employment Agreements 
  • Franchise Agreements 
  • Consultant Agreements 
  • Commercialization Agreements 

Recognition

World Trademark Review Again Ranks Haynes and Boone Trademark Practice Among Nation’s Best

World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000), an esteemed guide to the world’s leading trademark professionals, has ranked Haynes and Boone, LLP as one of the leading U.S. trademark firms for the seventh consecutive year since the inaugural rankings in 2011.


Published by Globe Business Publishing Ltd in January 2017

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