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Biography

Clients won’t forget the level of customer service and legal acumen Amy Cahill brings to the table. Cahill, raised in a family of small business owners, understands the need for entrepreneurs and business owners to focus on their core strengths and to surround themselves with specially trained legal advisors who are also invested in their personal and professional success.  

Drawn to intellectual property law early in her career, Amy is naturally curious and creative and enjoys the visual and often colorful aspects of her practice. Working with clients in manufacturing, health care, personal and professional services, technology, and hospitality, Amy proactively advises clients on how to continue and grow their businesses within the boundaries of intellectual property laws. Clients look to Amy when rebranding, expanding their offerings, developing new products, and during mergers and acquisitions.

In situations involving trademark infringement and litigation, Amy is the attorney you want on the team to advocate for you, and when needed, fight for you in the courtroom and before administrative agencies.

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Louisville, KY Trademark Law, Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law (2018-Present), Litigation - Intellectual Property (2018-Present), Trademark Law (2018-Present)
Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent© rated
Louisville Magazine's Top Lawyers for Media Law 2013
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property (2014-2018)
SuperLawyers for Intellectual Property (2013-2015)

Key Experience

Lead counsel in federal court litigation arising from infringement claims directed to works of visual art, celebrity likenesses, architectural works and software
Development of strategy for and prosecution and maintenance of domestic and international trademark portfolios for U.S. and foreign companies with U.S. product markets
Commercialization of intellectual property through licensed restaurant concepts and merchandising agreements with national companies creating revenue streams for intellectual property owners

Work Experience

2021 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2015 Cahill IP, PLLC
2006 Stites & Harbison
2001 Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt
2000 MCI Worldcom

Speaking Engagements

"IP for the Occasional Practitioner" - Kentucky Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2014

"Copyright Law" - Kentucky Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2010