Amanda Laura Nye

Amanda Laura Nye has been practicing domestic and international trademark law since 1983. She began her career as an Examining Attorney in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where she practiced for three years. Then Amanda spent thirteen years at the leading IP boutique firm Darby & Darby PC in New York, until King & Spalding in Atlanta, the premier southeastern full-service international law firm invited her to join its trademark practice. In 2006 she opened her own practice and in 2011 joined Neff Law Firm as Of Counsel.

Amanda has extensive experience in trademark counseling and opinion work, as well as prosecution, registration and maintenance of trademarks in the U.S. and abroad. Amanda also counsels on the development and implementation of trademark and branding strategies to adopt, manage, strengthen and maintain a brand. She advises on internet and domain name issues as well.

Her national and international expertise includes managing, supervising and implementing global search and filing programs, assignment programs and licensing programs. She is highly experienced in trademark due diligence and analysis in domestic and international business transaction settings such as acquisitions and divestitures.

Amanda advises on trademark portfolio management in all of these settings.

Her experience includes substantial practice in ecommerce/online business as well as in the fields of banking, pharmaceuticals, publications, fashion, cosmetics and clothing, food and beverages, toys and retail.

She served as a member of the Executive Committee of the IP Section of the California Bar from 2009 – 2012. She rotated off in July 2012 and now serves in the appointed position of Acquisitions Editor for New Matter, the scholarly publication for the IP Section of the CA Bar. She is also an active member of the International Trademark Association, and has spoken frequently on trademark prosecution and brand strategies and protection, both domestic and international.

Amanda is licensed to practice law in California, New York, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

Amanda Laura Nye
(770) 317-5881


  • JD, Shepard Broad Law School – Nova Southeastern University
  • BA, State University of New York at Buffalo – cum laude / English Honors with Distinction


  • Executive Committee of the IP Section of the California Bar (2009 – present)
  • Acquisitions Editor for New Matter, the IP Section publication of the California Bar
  • International Trademark Association – Editor, The Trademark Reporter (2005 – 2009)
  • International Trademark Association – Sub-Committee Chair , The Bulletin- Features Section (2003 – 2005)
  • Who’s Who Legal – California 2007 – Trademarks
  • International Who’s Who of Trademark Attorneys 2007


  • California Bar Association – IP Section – Chair – IP and the Internet, December 2011
  • California Bar Association – IP Section – Panelist – The PTO Comes to California, April 2011
  • California Bar Association – IP Section – Panelist – Trademark Prosecution Nuts and Bolts, 2008, 2009


  • California
  • New York
  • Washington DC
  • Pennsylvania
  • Georgia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit