Scott W. Petersen is a partner in Holland & Knight's Chicago office, where he practices in the area of intellectual property. Mr. Petersen has extensive experience in counseling, licensing, protecting and litigating trademarks and copyrights in the United States and around the world. He offers his foreign services through a dependable network of associate firms in more than 170 countries. His clients include multinational corporations with large inventories of foreign and domestic trademarks. He also works with many vineyards in Napa Valley, California. He serves clients using his foreign language skills as needed. He has spoken and written extensively on the subject of intellectual property.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.
  • Augustana College, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Illinois
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2011-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Intellectual Property Law, 2009-2011; Copyright Law; Trademark Law, 2009-2020
Spoken Languages
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • Spanish