William P. Lehner

william@lehner.law

(740) 660-4230

Assistant: Talyn M. Todd talyn@lehner.law

6 E 2nd St, Ste 315, London, OH 43140

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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.

Notable Cases

Protected a major toy manufacturer’s famous trademark on a doll by helping to shut down pornography websites that traded off of the doll’s likeness.

Worked for a major car manufacturer to prevent the importation of counterfeit airbags by registering trademarks with the US. Customs and Border Protection.

Helped a major retailer to rebrand generic trademarks to look as similar as possible to premium brands.

Clerkships

William interned for the Whitehall City Attorney’s Office where he helped prosecutors at the Mayor’s Court.

Education

Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2019

  • Honors: Treasurer, Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies
  • Honors: AAJ Mock Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Honors: Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition
  • Honors: General Litigation Clinic

James Madison University, BS in Computer Science, 2003

Licensure

Ohio Supreme Court

United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

Rocket Lawyer On Call® Attorney

ARAG® Network Attorney

Federal Circuit Bar Association, PTAB and TTAB Committee, 2018-present

International Trademark Association

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ohio State Bar Association, Corporation Law Committee; Small Firms Section

Fairfield County Bar Association

Licking County Bar Association

Madison County Bar Association

Columbus Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee

Columbus Young Professional Club

Community Involvement

Fall 2021 Cohort, Columbus Impact Academy

Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Columbus

LEGAL SERVICES INCLUDE:

Criminal Defense

Juvenile Law

  • Juvenile Criminal Defense
  • Representation of parents and children in Abuse Neglect and Dependency actions
  • Representation of parents in child support contempt
  • Juvenile Protection Orders

Family Law

Small Business Litigation

Business Formation

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