Scott Rogers is a partner at Scandaglia & Ryan with substantial experience representing clients in both domestic and international trademark and copyright matters. He is proficient in the prosecution of trademark and copyright applications as well as in the enforcement of intellectual property rights. His extensive knowledge of intellectual property law also covers the protection of trade secrets, non-competition agreements, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices.

Mr. Rogers began his legal career in 1990 at Trenam Kemker in Tampa, where he handled a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. Returning to Chicago in 1996, Mr. Rogers joined Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione focusing his practice exclusively on intellectual property law.

In 1998, Mr. Rogers joined Ty Inc. as Vice President and General Counsel. As such, he was responsible for establishing and protecting a multibillion-dollar trademark and copyright portfolio in the face of many challenges presented by counterfeiters, infringers, copycats and others seeking to exploit Ty’s intellectual property.

For more than five years, Mr. Rogers oversaw multimillion-dollar lawsuits, coordinating the worldwide efforts of attorneys, law enforcement and customs officials, and private investigators, ultimately securing one of the most famous intellectual property portfolios in the world. As a result, Mr. Rogers developed a broad base of foreign colleagues with whom he works. He also developed a significant amount of experience working with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as other governmental entities throughout the world.

Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • "Beware of Scanner Patent Troll" (June 2013), Co-author.
  • "How to Avoid (Even 'Accidentally') Committing Fraud on the PTO: Trademark Owners and Practitioners at Risk," BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (October 15, 2010), Co-author.
  • "Fraud on the PTO: Trademark Owners/Practitioners at Risk," VIP GlobalNet seminar (May 21, 2010), Presenter.
  • "The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008" (October 2008), Author.
  • "Public Accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act" (June 2008), Co-author.
  • International Trademark Association's 121st Annual Meeting in Seattle, Guest Lecturer. Discussed the interplay between trade dress and copyright law.

Admissions, Affiliations and Honors

  • Federal Bars: Supreme Court of The United States, Seventh Circuit, Northern District of Illinois and Eastern District of Michigan
  • State Bars: Illinois, Missouri and Florida
  • International Trademark Association, Member
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer review rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Juris Doctor, with Highest Honors, 1990
    • Order of the Coif
    • Associate Editor, Florida State University Law Review
    • Recipient, Justice and Mrs. Joseph A. Boyd, Jr. Award in Law Review
    • Alumni Medals of Merit (Law Course Top Student): Legal Research and Writing; Civil Procedures II; Church and State Seminar
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    • Master of Arts, Government, 1987
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1984
    • Dean's List and James' Scholar
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