W. Scott Creasman

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

Scott Creasman co-chairs Taylor English’s Intellectual Property Department and leads its Intellectual Property Litigation Department. For clients, he handles intellectual property and technology litigation, and business matters involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets and false advertising. A significant portion of his practice involves the prosecution of trademarks and copyrights. He has experience with Internet issues, including domain name rights and Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings, privacy, information security and other e-commerce matters. His practice also includes intellectual property and technology matters in the education, entertainment and sports industries, including the representation of two professional baseball teams, documentary film clearance, television production houses and networks, and book publishing.

Mr. Creasman has been interviewed by a variety of media outlets on intellectual property and technology issues, including CNBC, The Washington Post, the Toronto Star, The Wall Street Journal, the ABA Journal, Bloomberg News, the Atlanta Business-Chronicle and Business Insurance Magazine. Mr. Creasman has served as an adjunct instructor on “Legal Issues in Technology Transfer” at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Management. He has spoken for numerous entities, including the American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property Law, the State Bar of Georgia Intellectual Property Section, the Atlanta Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, the National Business Institute, Law Seminars International, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia and Lorman Education Services.

Mr. Creasman currently serves as Hiring Partner and firm Sommelier.

Affiliations

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section, Intellectual Property Section, Board Member, CLE Board of Trustees
  • Commanderie du Bordeaux
  • High Museum of Art, Wine Auction Organizing Committee, Chair of Trade Tasting
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • International Trademark Association, Legislative Affairs Committee, Model State Trademark Bill Subcommittee, Dilution and Model State Trademark Bill Taskforce
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Executive Committee, 2004-2013; President, 2012; Director of Wine & Spirits 2013–present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property (Trademark Committee), Litigation, and Technology Sections
  • Technology Association of Georgia, Leadership Council, Information Security Society, Co-Chair and Board of Directors
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church, Sunday School Teacher
  • Yale Alumni Schools Committee

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013 – 2022
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, 2012, 2017 – 2020

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Business Torts and Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Data Security & Privacy
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • ESOP
  • High Education
  • Intellectual Property – Patent
  • Intellectual Property – Trademark
  • IP Litigation
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Non-Profit
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Technology

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, JD, 1990
  • Yale University, BA, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia