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Amanda Slade

Associate, Trademark & Copyright Practice

Wolf Greenfield

Amanda Slade is an Associate at Wolf Greenfield who focuses her practice on a wide variety of trademark issues, including trademark prosecution, litigation, trademark clearance, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, and trademark investigations, policing, and enforcement. She has worked with clients across a wide array of industries. Amanda regularly counsels clients on branding and enforcement strategies both domestically and in foreign jurisdictions. She has experience handling copyright matters, domain name disputes, trademark due diligence, counterfeiting disputes, social media matters, and internet takedowns as well.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Amanda served as a law clerk for the Senate Judiciary Committee Minority Office in Washington, DC, where she concentrated on constitutional law, USPTO matters, privacy and data breach notification issues, immigration policy, criminal justice issues, and judicial nominations. In addition, Amanda was a summer associate at a law firm focusing on campaign finance and election law.

Before pursuing her legal career, Amanda served as a White House intern and legislative aide and executive assistant for Congressman Alan Lowenthal. She was a legal intern during the Hillary for America campaign and a research intern during the Obama for America campaign.

Recent Articles by Amanda Slade

Supreme Court’s Ruling Signals Uptick in Registration of ‘’ Marks

On Tuesday, June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the Fourth Circuit’s holding that BOOKING.COM is a protectable trademark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had refused registration of’s housemark, finding that the mark was generic—in other words, a term that consumers understand as primarily the common or class name for the underlying services. The specific issue before the Court was “[w]hether the addition by an online business of a generic top-level domain (“.com”) to an otherwise generic term can create a protectable trademark.” The Court ultimately sided with the popular online travel company in an 8-1 decision, holding that “[a] term styled ‘’ is a generic name for a class of goods or services only if the term has that meaning to consumers.” The ruling paves the way for the registration of “” terms upon a showing of acquired distinctiveness—but obtaining such registrations will not be easy, or cheap.