Amy B. Goldsmith

Partner

P 212.216.1135   F 212.216.8001
1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 
P 212.216.1135   F 212.216.8001   agoldsmith@tarterkrinsky.com

Successful, profitable businesses share certain characteristics: immediately recognizable brands, desirable products or services, and a strategic plan which minimizes legal risks. As Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy B. Goldsmith partners with clients to provide practical legal advice and connections to grow their businesses. A strategic advisor, she guides clients in all stages of their development from idea conception and protection, to funding, manufacturing and enforcement.

She will advise you whether your trademark is available in the US and globally, if patents should be a part of your strategy, and if your design team’s new product shares too many features of the competition’s copyrighted bestseller. She will design contracts that make sense. If a dispute is on the horizon, she will be by your side until a fair resolution is reached.

Amy protects the global interests of national and international clients in a wide variety of industries, including fashion, cosmetics, pet products, publishing, medical devices, exercise equipment, web-based business applications, and consumer and designer goods.

She is a Vice President of the New York Women's Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is on the Board of Directors of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit whose mission is to educate women to be financially savvy. Amy also was a speaker at and served on the Advisory Board for TedxTimesSquare.

Before joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Ms. Goldsmith was a Partner at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C.

Representative Matters:

  • Lokai Holdings LLC in the acquisition of its patents, trademarks, and copyrights for its famous Lokai bracelet, including enforcing Lokai’s rights against counterfeiters in the federal courts and facilitating U.S. and international customs seizures
  • The Hartz Mountain Corporation, one of the world’s largest pet products companies, in global trademark and copyright matters and clearance of contests and sweepstakes

 

Community Involvement
  • Amy is on the Board of Directors of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit whose mission is to educate women to be financially savvy.
  • Amy is a Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 28, Croton on Hudson, NY.
  • Amy is a member of the Sailing Academy Committee at Shattemuc Yacht Club in Ossining, NY.
Education
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1985
  • Cornell University, B.S. 1982
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Awards and Honors
  • 2012-2017 Super Lawyers
  • 2012 Award Winner FurtherEd
  • 2009 Best Off Broadway Presenter for Lawline
Community Involvement
  • Amy is on the Board of Directors of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit whose mission is to educate women to be financially savvy.
  • Amy is a Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 28, Croton on Hudson, NY.
  • Amy is a member of the Sailing Academy Committee at Shattemuc Yacht Club in Ossining, NY.
Memberships
  • Vice President of the New York Women's Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Vistage
Articles
  • “Whose Line, Drawing Or Plan Is It Anyway?” Law360, 2016
  • “Brexit’s Impact on Intellectual Property Rights,” Inside Counsel, 2016
  • “Counterfeits, Knockoffs, Replicas: Parsing the Legal Implications,” Women’s Wear Daily, 2016
Speaking Engagements

Amy is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics for Lawline. Her recent presentations include:

  • 3D Printing: The Newest Dimension in IP Protection
  • No Good Idea Goes Unpunished: IP Protection in the World of Retail
  • Marketing Through Celebrities - Publicity Rights, Product Placement and Endorsement
  • Patent Design Strategy and the New Hague Agreement for Designs

Amy also spoke about the Legal Limits of Openness at the inaugural TedxTimesSquare event on April 10, 2013.

What I do when I'm not practicing law:
When I’m not practicing law, I help sail our 32 foot Cape Dory Loonsong, hike, swim, read and watch science fiction (favorite character: Star Trek Voyager’s Captain Kathryn Janeway), and spend time with my husband and three sons.

  • Advertising Week

    As the world’s premier gathering of marketing and communications leaders, Advertising Week is a hybrid of inspiring thought leadership and highly entertaining and engaging special events, featuring the industry’s best and brightest. Drawing from the brand, agency, technology, startup, media and broader cultural communities, Advertising Week is designed to move the needle on key industry challenges and influence the global industry.

  • Grandma Press

    Driven by her lifelong commitment to education, Dr. Marie Amoruso decided to explore the impact of the controversial “Common Core” standardized curricula and tests that are used to assess K-12 student achievement. She filmed interviews with an array of parents, administrators, teachers and professors to create the documentary “More…than a score.” Dr. Amoruso needed assistance to make her film project take flight and reach her audiences.

  • The Hartz Mountain Corporation

    The Hartz Mountain Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of pet products, sold through over 40,000 brick and mortar retailers in the US and Canada as well as online. With over 1,500 pet care products, its business success significantly depends on creating differentiated product lines, immediately recognizable brands and a strategic plan to minimize conflicts with competitors.

News

Events

Education
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1985
  • Cornell University, B.S. 1982
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Awards and Honors
  • 2012-2017 Super Lawyers
  • 2012 Award Winner FurtherEd
  • 2009 Best Off Broadway Presenter for Lawline
Memberships
  • Vice President of the New York Women's Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Vistage
Articles
  • “Whose Line, Drawing Or Plan Is It Anyway?” Law360, 2016
  • “Brexit’s Impact on Intellectual Property Rights,” Inside Counsel, 2016
  • “Counterfeits, Knockoffs, Replicas: Parsing the Legal Implications,” Women’s Wear Daily, 2016
Speaking Engagements

Amy is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics for Lawline. Her recent presentations include:

  • 3D Printing: The Newest Dimension in IP Protection
  • No Good Idea Goes Unpunished: IP Protection in the World of Retail
  • Marketing Through Celebrities - Publicity Rights, Product Placement and Endorsement
  • Patent Design Strategy and the New Hague Agreement for Designs

Amy also spoke about the Legal Limits of Openness at the inaugural TedxTimesSquare event on April 10, 2013.