Amy is the firm’s intellectual property attorney. Her practice focuses on trademark and copyright litigation, advertising review, trademark prosecution, trade secret counseling and litigation, licensing and transactional matters. She represents international companies in the distilled spirits, online retail, and household goods industries in U.S. District Courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Amy coordinates with foreign counsel to develop intellectual property strategies for international companies, including international filing strategies and innovative approaches for online content providers to manage DMCA claims while preserving safe harbor defenses. Amy developed the first Intellectual Property Drafting seminar course offered at the University of Kentucky College of Law and she previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Advanced Trademark Law at George Mason University Law Center in Arlington, Virginia, teaching an Advanced Trademark Seminar and Legal Writing courses.
She is listed in Kentucky Super Lawyers and has been named one of the Top 250 Women IP Stars for the past three years. Amy authored two U.S. Supreme Court briefs on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. One in the copyright infringement class action Reed Elsevier, Inc., et al. v. Muchnick, et al., Civ. No. 08-103 and another in the landmark trademark dilution case Moseley v. V Secret Catalog, Inc., 537 U.S. 418 (2003).
Her representative experience includes:
- Trademark and Copyright Infringement Litigation
- Trademark Clearance
- Trademark and Copyright Registration
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Inter Partes Proceedings
- Software audit Defense
- Software License Review
- Advertising Review and Counseling
- Trademark Licensing