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Philadelphia
One Commerce Square
2005 Market Street
Suite 2900
Philadelphia, PA 19103


San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


New Jersey
18 Columbia Turnpike
Suite 220
Florham Park, NJ 07932


Education

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2008

  • Staff Editor, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum
  • Moot Court Board
  • Mock Trial Board
  • President of the Asian Law Students Association, 2006-07

B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California-Berkeley, 2000

  • High Honors
  • Dean’s List, Fall 1997
  • Minor, Creative Writing 

Languages

  • Chinese (Other)

Ms. Yuo-Fong “Benni” Amato is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group. She practices in federal courts nationwide, and resides in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area.

Ms. Amato’s practice mainly consists of trademark, cybersquatting, false advertising, copyright, patent, and trade secrets litigation; trademark registrations and portfolio management; licensing agreements; Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) arbitration proceedings; and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, ranging from fitness training companies to Internet social publishing companies, and more.

In addition to her intellectual property practice, Ms. Amato also has considerable experience with commercial and business contracts, commercial and business litigation (including, for example, defamation and libel litigation and Computer Fraud & Abuse Act litigation), class action litigation, privacy and data security consultations and defense, and professional liability defense.

While Ms. Amato’s trial and post-trial experience is extensive, she prides herself in obtaining early victories for clients: In addition to settling cases favorably and early, Ms. Amato has obtained multiple preliminary injunctions against infringers in trademark/patent cases; she has successfully moved to dismiss copyright infringement claims by arguing safe harbor protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; she has also successfully moved to dismiss a group of actresses’ misappropriation of likeness claims under copyright preemption principles.

Ms. Amato is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

Admissions

Pennsylvania
California
New Jersey
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States District Court, District of Colorado
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Memberships

The Judge Donald E. Weiand Barristers Inn
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

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Contact

(619) 230-7714

bamato@grsm.com


Offices

Philadelphia

San Diego

New Jersey

Education

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2008

  • Staff Editor, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum
  • Moot Court Board
  • Mock Trial Board
  • President of the Asian Law Students Association, 2006-07

B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California-Berkeley, 2000

  • High Honors
  • Dean’s List, Fall 1997
  • Minor, Creative Writing 

Yuo-Fong Amato

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Biography

Ms. Yuo-Fong “Benni” Amato is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group. She practices in federal courts nationwide, and resides in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area.

Ms. Amato’s practice mainly consists of trademark, cybersquatting, false advertising, copyright, patent, and trade secrets litigation; trademark registrations and portfolio management; licensing agreements; Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) arbitration proceedings; and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, ranging from fitness training companies to Internet social publishing companies, and more.

In addition to her intellectual property practice, Ms. Amato also has considerable experience with commercial and business contracts, commercial and business litigation (including, for example, defamation and libel litigation and Computer Fraud & Abuse Act litigation), class action litigation, privacy and data security consultations and defense, and professional liability defense.

While Ms. Amato’s trial and post-trial experience is extensive, she prides herself in obtaining early victories for clients: In addition to settling cases favorably and early, Ms. Amato has obtained multiple preliminary injunctions against infringers in trademark/patent cases; she has successfully moved to dismiss copyright infringement claims by arguing safe harbor protection under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; she has also successfully moved to dismiss a group of actresses’ misappropriation of likeness claims under copyright preemption principles.

Ms. Amato is a fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

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Admissions

Pennsylvania
California
New Jersey
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court, Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
United States District Court, District of Colorado
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Memberships

The Judge Donald E. Weiand Barristers Inn
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

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