For companies seeking to protect their brands and intellectual property assets, Amy Marino counsels clients on Intellectual Property protection, Internet issues, licensing rights and transactions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). She counsels clients in the entertainment, advertising, financial services, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and health care industries on the protection, maintenance, and enforcement of their Intellectual Property rights. She has extensive experience in copyright and trademark prosecution and infringement matters, domain name disputes, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, false advertising, various contract and business tort claims, and Intellectual Property due diligence and portfolio review.

For companies seeking to protect their brands and intellectual property assets, Amy Marino counsels clients on Intellectual Property protection, Internet issues, licensing rights and transactions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). She counsels clients in the entertainment, advertising, financial services, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and health care industries on the protection, maintenance, and enforcement of their Intellectual Property rights. She has extensive experience in copyright and trademark prosecution and infringement matters, domain name disputes, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, false advertising, various contract and business tort claims, and intellectual property due diligence and portfolio review.

Amy helps her clients identify and protect their intellectual property, whether it is choosing a name for their business or products, registering trademark and copyright rights with relevant authorities, or challenging third parties who are infringing upon such rights.

As an accomplished pianist and vocalist, Amy devotes significant attention to the practice of entertainment law.  She has almost two decades of working experience in the music industry, both on the business side, licensing and collecting royalties through international music rights societies, and on the legal side, representing prominent, Grammy-winning recording artists, songwriters, producers, managers, record labels, publishers and well-known media companies. She has negotiated numerous music related deals, including distribution, management, recording, publishing, sponsorship, merchandising, branding and other licensing agreements, and has handled a variety of transactions involving the sale, finance and purchase of entertainment-related assets.

Amy provides simple strategies and solutions to clients in a way that’s easy to understand. She identifies cost-saving options to help work toward achieving the best result for her clients on a variety of different budgets.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker and Panelist, Museums & Copyrights: Coming of Age in the Digital Age, Virginia Association of Museums, March 2011
  • Speaker, Mythbusters Legal Style: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You! American Advertising Federation of Hampton Roads, December 2010
  • Speaker, International Copyright Issues, Inside Business, March 2009
  • Speaker, various Virginia establishments

Publications

  • Author of various trademark and copyright alerts, blogs and entertainment practice-related articles and presentations, including, for example, blogs on ICANN and domain name policies and music cases in the Fourth Circuit.
  • Author, Comment, “Is Spam the Rock of Sisyphus? Whether the Can-Spam Act and Its Global Counterparts Will Delete Your E-Mail,” 32 Pepp. L. Rev. 1021 (2005)

 

  • Developing, managing and enforcing the rights of International brand portfolios for Grammy-winning artists and well-known film, management and media companies;
  • Negotiating and drafting complex licensing agreements for recording artists, media companies, software developers, coffee suppliers, health care organizations, and others;
  • Handling trademark prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings with the USPTO and TTAB for U.S. and International clients with large trademark portfolios;
  • Worldwide trademark and copyright protection, enforcement, prosecution, brand development and strategy for numerous individuals and companies.
  • Challenged numerous domain names that contained a famous artist’s name and marks.
  • Advises and strategizes with beverage manufacturer on maintenance of existing trademarks and selection of new brands.
  • Challenged similar trademarks through opposition proceedings before the TTAB on behalf of a software company with numerous international trademark registrations.