William Raman

Firm: Fleckman & McGlynn
Location: The Woodlands - TX

  • 1095 Evergreen Circle, Suite 200
    The Woodlands, Texas 77380
  • Tel : 512.476.7900
  • Fax : 512.476.7644

Bill Raman’s practice involves all aspects of intellectual property matters with an emphasis on trademark and trade dress counseling, prosecution and litigation. He has substantial experience in intellectual property litigation issues relating to trademarks, trade dress, dilution and unfair competition. He is also a member of the INTA Panel of Neutrals.


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Tenth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Associations & Awards:

    • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Member, Austin Intellectual Property Association (former President)
    • Member, Austin Bar Association
    • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA) (served on the International Amicus Committee; United States Legislation Committee, Issues and Policy Committee, and others)
    • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA) Panel of Neutrals
    • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Listed in The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers, a Law Business Research Ltd. publication
    • Listed in Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, a Best Lawyers, LLC publication
    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers In America as the 2018 Austin Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year” and Austin Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Publications & Presentations:

  • “Recognizing Trademark and Copyright Issues In Your Day-to-Day Work,” Texas State Bar Association Bar Meeting, Intellectual Property Section, June 2013
  • “Copyright In Architectural Works,” 24th Annual Construction Law Conference, Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, March 2011
  • “Trademark Registration Developments,” National CLE Conference, January 2011
  • “Trademark Investigations: The Ethics of Using Private Investigators,” Advanced Trademark Workshop 2010, Texas Bar CLE, March 2010
  • “Order in the Court: Best practices in IP Litigation Procedures,” National CLE Conference, January 2009
  • “Undressing Trade Dress, 2008: Where Are We?” (INTA)’s “Advanced Trademark Symposium,” March 2008
  • “Trade Dress — 2005 Decisions and Their Relation to Virtual Games,” AIPLA 29th Mid-Winter Institute, February 2006
  • “Year in Review: Remedies – Did Someone Say Willful?” National CLE Conference, January 2006
  • “Advanced Litigation Program,” INTA Annual Convention, May 2004
  • “Assuming Functionality Is Not An Issue, When is Trade Dress Protectable?” INTA Annual Convention, May 2003 – Amsterdam
  • Current Developments in Trade Dress Law, Practicing Law Institute (“PLI”) Program Entitled “Litigating Copyright, Trademark and Unfair Competition Cases for the Experienced Practitioner,” 2000.
  • “Rights Anatomy of Media Advertising,” Moderator, International Trademark Association Annual Convention, May 2000
  • Co-author, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS OF FRANCHISE COMPANIES, American Bar Association, 1996

  • Fleckman & McGlynn

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