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  • USC Law School, J.D., 2002,

    High Honors

  • University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., 1999,

    High Honors 

  • California State Bar, 2002
  • South Carolina State Bar, 2018
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit

The California Fashion Foundation and Santa Monica College Fashion Law Panel, Panelist, November 10, 2021

“What You Need to Know About Copyrights & Patents”, Furniture World Magazine, September 25, 2021

Quoted,”Kanye West Suit Against Walmart Over Yeezys Shows ‘Marketplace’ Risks“, WWD, June 25, 2021

“Intellectual property firm Merchant & Gould opens in LA”, Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal, May 20, 2021

“Defending and Managing Copyright Troll Litigation,” Retail Law Conference (RILA), Nashville, Tennessee, October 2019

“Vanquishing the Copyright Troll”, DRI For the Defense, August 2018

“Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar, DRI, Ritz-Carlton, Denver, Colorado, April 2018

“Proactivity and Problem Solving Are Keys to Avoiding Costly Litigation,” Orange County Business Journal, October 2016

“The Great Infringer”, California Lawyer, April 2015

“Consumer Goods & Retail Roundtable”, Los Angeles Business Journal, February 2015

“Decisions You Need to Know: Key Trademark Cases from 2014,” INTA Roundtable, Newport Beach, CA, January 2015

“Fashion Retailing in the United States,” MAGIC Tradeshow, Las Vegas Convention Center, August 2014

“Tips for Entering Into a License Agreement”, Shop-Eat-Surf, Industry Insight, November 2011

“Triple A For Action Sports”, Transworld Business, September 2011

“Apparel Legal Basics”, Fashion Business Incorporated Webinar, July 2011

MAGIC Tradeshow, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2011

“Fashion Law – Issues and Challenges in California,” Association of Surfing Lawyers, Inc., October 9, 2010, Cabo Surf Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
“Copyright That Collection!”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2009

“Applying the Apportionment Theory in Copyright and Trademark Cases Involving Apparel and Retail Defendants”, Orange County Lawyer, 2009

“Current State of Copyright and Trademark/Trade Dress Law,” Globaltex — California Fashion Association Panel and Seminar, October 2009, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California

“Does Senate Bill 1539 Really Provide a Solution to the Meal Period Morass?” Orange County Lawyer, 2008

“Intellectual Property Litigation,” Bridgeport CLE Program, January 2008, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California

“FACTA Checking”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2007

International Trademark Association (INTA)
American Bar Association (Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Sections)
Orange County Bar Association (Business Litigation and Intellectual Property & Technology Law Sections)
American Business Trial Lawyers
American Intellectual Property Law Association
California Fashion Association
Association of Surfing Lawyers, Inc.

Selected for inclusion in California (Newport Beach) Super Lawyers, 2017-2021
Selected for inclusion in California (Newport Beach) Rising Stars, 2007-2015
Selected for inclusion in Top 25 Orange County Rising Stars, 2007-2015
Selected for inclusion in Top 100 Southern California Rising Stars California

Scott created and developed his own Fashion Law course, which he has taught for Charleston Law School as an Adjunct Professor.