Amanda G. Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Freelance Journalist for IPWatchdog, where she covers intellectual property. She earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from Central Connecticut State University in 2010. Amanda is also currently the Lead Strategist of Content Marketing, Social Media & Digital Products at Informa, a leading global business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. She also works as a Freelance Journalist for Inside Counsel. Amanda was formerly a Web Editor at Technology Marketing Corporation. Follow her at @AmandaCicc.


Posts by Amanda G. Ciccatelli


The Commodores Trademark Lawsuit and its Effect on IP in Entertainment

Grammy Award winning funk, soul band The Commodores—whose hit singles include Easy and Brick House—recently won a trademark infringement lawsuit against its ex-bandmate and founding …

Are Women Under-Represented in IP Litigation?

Mayer agrees that female patent litigators are under-represented in IP litigation. In fact, women now make up about half of all law students at ABA-accredited schools, but …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
12 days ago 2

Effective data management and governance for social media and cloud collaboration platforms

While there are a lot of irreplaceable benefits to leveraging social media and cloud collaboration platforms for business, there are also risks that, if not managed properly, …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
16 days ago 1

The Legal Reality of Social Media IP: Who Owns What?

Today, as social media becomes more essential for businesses, there will almost certainly be an increase in intellectual property disputes about social media account ownership. Lawsuits relating …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
18 days ago 3

Spotify Sued by Music Publishing Company for Unauthorized Use of Thousands of Songs

The world’s biggest music streaming service, Spotify, has recently been sued by Wixen Music Publishing for allegedly using thousands of songs without a license and compensation …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
19 days ago 1

How IP-Protected Innovation is Driving Economic Growth

IP-protected innovation is now the principal driver of corporate value and is driving economic growth nationally. Developing an IP portfolio is now a basic requirement even for …

The Value in AI will be in Solving Real World Business Problems

Technology industry leaders and consumers will find it valuable to integrate disparate AI technologies. As AI becomes less siloed, they will discover that when these different AI …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
1 month ago 0

Photo Sharing on Social Media & Copyright Infringement: What You Need to Know

With new social media platforms and photo sharing apps becoming more and more popular, the risk of copyright infringement through the sharing of photos is more present …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
2 months ago 1

Disney Slams Characters for Hire for Tarnishing the Disney Image

One of the interesting theories posed by the case is Character for Hire’s claimed right to use Disney characters, which derive from Norse mythology or centuries-old …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
3 months ago 1

Government and 3D Printing: A New Line of Innovation to Protect

For the last 20 years, manufacturers have used 3D printing to build prototypes, but it was only recently that this industrial technology entered the mainstream.  The 3D printing …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
3 months ago 0

How IP Took a First-Time Inventor from Shark Tank to $30M in Sales

Sleep Styler creator Tara Brown, an ophthalmologist by trade, turned to Knobbe Martens for help securing IP protection as soon as she had her final prototype – a …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
4 months ago 7

Pablo Escobar’s Brother Wants $1 Billion for Trademark Dispute with Netflix

Narcos, the popular Netflix drama about one of the world’s most notorious drug lords Pablo Escobar, is currently at the center of a trademark dispute that …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
4 months ago 4

How blockchain is critical to the securitization of IP

Liquidity in markets for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is opening a new door for musicians and athletes to issue digital tokens in exchange for money. The tokens are …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
4 months ago 2

Did The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Steal the Movie Inside Out?

Robins Kaplan LLP filed an Amended Complaint detailing allegations that The Walt Disney Company and Pixar misappropriated the central concept and characters behind the animated hit movie …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
5 months ago 1

Trademark a Band Name: What’s in a Rock Band’s Name?

While it is possible to copyright the design of a band logo, the band name itself is not copyrightable (see here and here). Band names are protectable …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
5 months ago 0