Amy Pruett counsels clients in numerous industries regarding their brands, copyrights and other intellectual property assets, including managing trademark portfolios and providing guidance on the protection, enforcement and licensing of IP rights. Amy also has experience in opposition, cancellation and domain name disputes before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), WIPO and U.S. Federal Courts. 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.

Amy Pruett counsels clients in numerous industries regarding their brands, copyrights and other intellectual property assets, including managing trademark portfolios and providing guidance on the protection, enforcement and licensing of IP rights. Amy also has experience in opposition, cancellation and domain name disputes before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), WIPO and U.S. Federal Courts. 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.

Amy is also an accomplished pianist, singer, songwriter and life-long veteran of the music industry. Before practicing law, she licensed music and collected royalties at international music rights societies and negotiated music publishing contracts at publishers. Now she represents prominent, Grammy-winning recording artists, songwriters, producers, managers, live event producers, record labels, publishers, well-known media companies and numerous businesses that use or create original content like music or film. She has handled a variety of transactions for businesses in all industries involving the structure, sale, distribution, management, merchandising, sponsorship, financing, licensing and purchase of original content or new media.

Amy speaks frequently on music, copyright and trademark-related topics and 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.

Amy earned her Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine School of Law, and she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker and Writer, “How to make your campaign sing,” Advertising Clubs in Virginia and Washington D.C., 2016
  • Speaker/Panelist, IBMA Festival, Raleigh, NC, September 2015
  • 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
  • Developing, managing and enforcing the rights of international trademark and service mark portfolios for Grammy-winning artists and well-known festivals, film, management and media companies.
  • Negotiating and drafting complex international licensing agreements for festivals, producers, recording artists, media companies, software developers, coffee suppliers, health care organizations, and other businesses.
  • 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.