Attorney at Law


Amanda Laura Nye has over 30 years experience practicing domestic and international trademark law, and in helping her clients acquire, protect and maintain their brands worldwide. She has extensive experience in trademark and brand counseling, clearance, procurement and maintenance of foreign and domestic trademarks, trademark infringement advice and counseling, demand letters and negotiation, as well as co-existence and settlement agreements. She provides expert trademark portfolio advice, management and due diligence in business transaction settings such as acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Nye is also well-versed in the take-down procedures of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and advises on related issues. Her expertise includes advising on how best to integrate global trademark protection and branding strategies with business goals to help create and maintain strong brands, well-recognized and protectable in the jurisdictions of interest and to strengthen the client’s business overall. She is also skilled with trademark licensing and distribution programs. Ms. Nye began her career as an Examining Attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), followed by over 20 years in private practice, including with one of the premier IP boutique firms in New York City and the premier southeastern full service international law firm in Atlanta. She has counseled and managed the brands and trademark portfolios of multi-national companies, venture capital companies, start-up companies and individuals in a wide range of fields including pharmaceuticals, entertainment, toys, footwear and clothing, cosmetics and beauty products, food and beverages, and online educational services.


2005 to 2006 Greenberg Traurig, LLP Santa Monica, CA
2001 to 2005 King & Spalding LLP Atlanta, GA
1989 to 2001 Darby & Darby, P.C. New York, NY
1986 to 1989 Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna & Monaco, P.C. Philadelphia, PA
1983 to 1986 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Washington, DC


2009 to Present California Bar Association
Acquisitions Editor - New Matter (May 2012 - present)
Advisor to Executive Committee - IP Section California State Bar (July 2012 - July 2013)
Executive Committee Member - IP Section California State Bar (2009 to 2012)
1994 to Present International Trademark Association
Editor, The Trademark Reporter (2016 - 2018)
Editor, The Trademark Reporter (2005-2010)
Subcommittee Chair, The Bulletin - Features Section (2003 - 2005)
Reporter, The Bulletin - Features Section (1998 - 2003)
Editor, The Bulletin - Law and Practice Section (1994 - 1998)
2001 to 2005 Board of Directors Network – Member
Editor - BDN Newsletter (2004 - 2005)
Communications Committee - Liaison to Events Committee (2003)
2002 to 2003 Atlanta Women’s Foundation - Grant-making Committee


California Bar Association – IP Section
District of Columbia Bar Association
Pennsylvania State Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Georgia State Bar Association

Listed by Who’s Who Legal, International Who’s Who of Trademark Attorneys, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers




International Trademark Association Table Topics - Invited to serve as Moderator June 2012

International Trademark Association Table Topics - Selecting and Working With International Associates (May 2005)

Georgia SpringPosium – Panel Moderator - Trademark Search Best Practices (April 2005)

International Trademark Association Table Topics - Trademark Due Diligence (May 2004)

International Trademark Association Roundtable Discussions - Dilution (2002); and Foreign Trademark Prosecution (2002)


University of San Francisco Law School - Guest Lecturer – Trademark Prosecution (February 2012, February 2013)

California Bar’s IP Institute - Panel Member - Trademark Prosecution Nuts and Bolts (November 2009) and Trademark Prosecution Nuts and Bolts (November 2008)

International Trademark Association - Madrid Protocol 101 (December 2003)

Better Business Bureau - Trademark Issues in e-Commerce (November 2003)

Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys – Brussels, Autumn Meeting 2000

Florida CLE Foreign Trademark Practice (1994)

ALI/ABA - Foreign Trademark Prosecution (1992 and 1993)

PLI Faculty Member

Trademark Licensing Fundamentals (2003, 2004)

Juris Doctor 1981 Shepard Broad Law School – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Arts 1978 State University of New York at Buffalo – Buffalo, NY
- Graduated cum laude
- English Honors with Distinction