Austin Padgett


Business Phone: 404.885.3155
Business Fax: 404.885.3900


Austin Padgett is a copyright, trademark, and advertising attorney in the firm's intellectual property group. He counsels businesses and creators as they develop and employ brands, concepts, content, promotions, advertising, and intellectual property across all media. Austin represents his clients in transactions, litigation, and before government agencies and industry oversight groups. His expertise involves a broad spectrum of IP work including trademark clearance, prosecution, disputes, licensing; Trademark Trial and Appeal Board administrative proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office; copyright registration, counseling, disputes and licensing; music and publishing counseling and agreements; domain name arbitrations before the World Intellectual Property Organization; endorsement and sponsorship agreements; advertising clearance; sweepstakes, contests and promotions compliance and management; merger and acquisition due diligence and IP-related agreements.

Rankings and Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America® Advertising Law, 2014-2019

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2018-present
  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2013-2017
  • Associate, Frost Brown Todd LLC, 2009-2013



  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
  • University of Cincinnati, M. Mus., 2007
  • Samford University, B.M., magna cum laude, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Co-chair, Copyright Society of the USA