‘Don’t Try This At Home’–Interview with IP Attorney Amy Goldsmith

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq.

Nina L. Kaufman, Esq., owner of Ask The Business Lawyer, is an award-winning business attorney, speaker, and Entrepreneur Magazine online contributor. She saves consulting and professional services companies time, money, and aggravation by serving as their outsourced legal counsel.

Posted on July 17, 2015 in IP & Social Media, Planning & Advisors, Video/Audio

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“Why can’t I handle my own patent/trademark/copyright filings?” you ask.  “I’m getting started on a shoestring–do I really need to spend the legal fees?” Go right ahead and DIY . . . but if you’re not on target about what you’ve done or how thoroughly you’ve handled your background research, you could find that you’ve dumped a lot of money into IP that you simply can’t protect.

Listen in to my interview of Amy Goldsmith, Esq., an  intellectual property attorney and partner at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP **  in New York City. Amy gives us the lowdown on:

  • Why you can’t “patent” a company name (you trademark it)–and why it’s important to get the terminology straight
  • What kinds of trademarks pass muster with the Trademark Office
  • How a trademark search (done by professionals) will unearth possible obstacles you never dreamed of  . . .  and save you time, money and energy



If you want your intellectual property to become a valuable company asset, listen to this interview!

**Note:  Since this interview was originally posted, Amy has changed firms and is now with Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP. Be sure to go to their website (and not to any other firm or email address announced in the podcast) to reach her. 

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