Amanda Bryan is an intellectual property attorney who represents businesses and creatives in both transactional and litigation matters. She helps publishers, art directors, authors, software developers, film makers, and other creatives who have been sued or are wanting to protect their own work and grow their business. Whether it’s navigating copyright and trademark registration, working with employers on trade secret protection and nondisclosure agreements, or resolving intellectual property infringement litigation, Amanda brings a unique background and combination of skills to set small businesses up for success.
As a former publishing business owner and creative herself, Amanda has the industry experience to understand what keeps her clients up at night. She knows how to best structure their contracts and licensing agreements, anticipates their needs and prepares them for changes. Clients appreciate her communication style and exceptional level of care. Amanda recognizes how difficult and emotional intellectual property litigation can be and helps clients understand what is happening every step of the way by simplifying complicated legal language, laying out the issues and creating a solid plan of defense. She has experience in preparing opinion letters, navigating the troubled waters of “fair use,” drafting pleadings and motions in state and federal court, and has developed procedures to improve and streamline the discovery and filing processes.
- Oregon, 2017
- Washington, 2020
- United States District Court for the District of Oregon
- Lewis & Clark Law School – J.D., Intellectual Property Certificate, magna cum laude, 2017
- National Jurist Law Student of the Year
- Portland State University – Master’s in Writing: Book Publishing, 2011
- Brigham Young University – B.A., Music, 1997
ALWAYS A CREATIVE, WRITER AND MUSICIAN
Amanda has degrees in both writing and music, which is what led her to launch her own digital publishing company before her career in law. While in music school, she taught junior high school band and did private lessons on the side. Nowadays, if she’s not listening to an audio book, then she’s writing her own best seller. Stay tuned!