J. Scott Evans
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Mr. Evans 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. He first 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, Mr. Evans 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, he joined the legal team at Yahoo! Inc. where he served as a Senior Legal Director – Global Brands and Trademarks. Mr. Evans joined Adobe Systems Incorporated in October 2013 as Associate General Counsel - Trademarks, Copyright, Domains & Marketing.
Mr. Evans is President and Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He was Chair of the Planning Committee and the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Board. Mr. Evans 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 a member of the Implementation Recommendation Team charged with proposing possible solutions for brand protection in new gTLDs. He is a past president of the Intellectual Property Constituency (“IPC”), the body that participates on behalf of trademark and copyright owners in the ICANN policy process. Mr. Evans has twice been voted as one of the 50 Most Influential People in IP by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He frequently lectures on trademark and Internet policy issues as well as domain name dispute resolution.