Amanda H. Wilcox
Amanda focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property, helping to protect the trademarks and other IP rights of her clients.
Her practice encompasses the broad IP range of patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and litigation. Amanda manages and enforces international trademark portfolios for major brands, including international clearance searches, legal opinions relating to trademark use and registrability, procurement of trademark registrations worldwide, design and implementation of worldwide trademark watches and enforcement strategies, portfolio audits, and U.S. and foreign trademark opposition and litigation proceedings.
Amanda has experience conducting patent non-infringement and invalidity studies and opinions, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications across all fields of chemical arts, including polymers, adhesives, and coatings.
She also negotiates and prepares agreements for settlements, licenses, assignments, joint ventures, non-solicitations, confidentiality and non-disclosures, software licenses and support, as well as agreements for IT projects, website terms and conditions, and trademark consent and co-existence arrangements.
Amanda manages the IP components relating to mergers and acquisitions, including the negotiation of intellectual property purchases and licenses, technology transfer, transactional due diligence, post-closing design and support services.
Honoree, IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property (2023)
Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2012 – 2016)
All Service Areas
- University of Toledo College of Law (2001)
Moot Court Honor Society
- Miami University (B.S. Biochemistry) (1998)
- State - Ohio
- Federal - Northern District of Ohio
- Federal - Southern District of Ohio
- Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office
Speeches and Publications
- “Trademark Modernization Act: Update after Implementation of Trademark Modernization Act – Tips and Best Practices for Attorneys,” MyPracticeCLE webinar, May 4, 2023.
- Panelist, “U.S. Trademark Office Changes and the Impact: Rules to Implement the TMA, Specimen Requirements, Foreign Applicants,” Nov. 8, 2022.
- “Lessons from the First Six Months of the Trademark Modernization Act,” World Trademark Review Weekly, July 7, 2022.
- Panelist, “Women in the Workplace, an Authentic Conversation,” Case Western Reserve University Professional Development Series, March 23, 2022.
- “New Rules Released for Trademark Modernization Act: What Attorneys Need to Know Now,” myLawCLE webinar, Jan. 12, 2022
- Co-author, “What To Know Before New Trademark Final Rules Take Effect,” Law360, Dec. 15, 2021
- “Anticipation Mounts as Clock Ticks Down to Release of Trademark Modernization Act Rules,” World Trademark Review Weekly, Oct. 7, 2021
- “Best Practices for Social Media Advertising,” The Intellectual Property Strategist, May 2019
- “Copyright Litigants Entitled to “Full” Costs, Not “Extra” Costs,” Taft Law Bulletin, March 5, 2019
- “Supreme Court Mandates Copyright Registration Prior to Litigation,” Taft Law Bulletin, March 4, 2019
- International Trademark Association
Member, Unreal Campaign Committee
- Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
Past Chair, Licensing Committee (2016 – 2017)
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association