J. Scott Evans
J. Scott Evans, Senior Legal Director, Global Brands & Trademarks, Yahoo
J. Scott received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1992 from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at The University of Louisville. J. Scott served as Corporate Counsel for Fruit of the Loom where he was responsible for managing the international intellectual property portfolios for Fruit of the Loom and its associate companies The B.V.D. Licensing Corporation, Gitano, Pro Player and Salem Sportswear, Inc. In November 1996, J. Scott joined Adams Evans P.A. where he continued to concentrate his practice in the areas of trademark, copyright, unfair competition and Internet law. In November 2007, J. Scott joined the legal team at Yahoo! Inc. where he serves as a Senior Legal Director – Global Brand and Trademarks.
J. Scott served on the five member drafting committee that assisted the staff at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number (ICANN) with the drafting of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Rules of Procedure for the UDRP. He also served as member of the Implementation Recommendation Team charged with proposing possible solutions for brand protection in new gTLDs. J. Scott is an active member of the International Trademark Association, where he is a member of the Board of Directors. J. Scott currently serves on as a special advisor to the Internet Committee at INTA and is currently President of the Intellectual Property Constituency (“IPC”) the body that participates on behalf of trademark and copyright owners in the ICANN policy process. J. Scott was recently voted as one of the 50 Most Influential People in IP by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. J. Scott frequently lectures on trademark and Internet policy issues as well as domain name dispute resolution.