Natalya Rose has a practice dedicated to trademark, copyright and e-commerce law.
Expertise. Natalya has deep knowledge and extensive experience in the registration of copyrights with the United States Copyright Office, and in the registration of trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Tennessee Department of State and foreign trademark registries. Natalya counsels clients on the issues of transfer, licensing and management of their intellectual property, and assists clients nearly daily in the enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights, through prosecuting and defending copyright infringement, trademark infringement, misappropriation of rights of publicity, and facilitating anti-counterfeiting efforts.
Natalya helps clients with a wide variety of projects related specifically to on-line initiatives. These projects range from structuring domain name and social media portfolios and clearing website content, to drafting user policies and providing guidance on privacy practices, negotiating technology service agreements and software licenses, creating official rules for contests and sweepstakes, and resolving domain name and website content disputes.
Publications and Presentations. Together with her partners, Natalya contributes to the legal column in MusicRow magazine. Her articles for MusicRow have focused on the protection of personal names under the Federal Trademark Dilution Act, on the actions under the Trademark Counterfeiting Act against unauthorized merchandise sales at concert venues, and on the rapidly-increasing set of issues, and the ever-changing laws, that entertainers — and other enterprises — face in the digital space. Natalya has been a regular speaker and panelist on intellectual property and e-commerce topics, including at Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series presented by NARM and digitalmusic.org, and the Nashville Bar Association’s Annual Entertainment Law in Review.
Community. Natalya was a three-term President and Board Chair of Alliance Française de Nashville and its sister organization Alliance Française Cultural & Educational Fund, a member chapter of the nation-wide Alliance Française États-Unis and the world-wide Alliance Française, and continues to serve on AFN’s Board of Directors. She is conversant in Russian (native) and French, and is proficient in Italian and Spanish.
Education and Awards. Natalya received her Bachelor of Arts degree in French, magna cum laude, from East Tennessee State University, and her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she worked on the editorial board of the Tennessee Law Review.
Natalya was selected by Super Lawyers/Mid-South Super Lawyers & Rising Stars as a Mid-South Rising Star – Intellectual Property from 2008 through 2012, and as a Super Lawyer, with the designated practice area of Intellectual Property, every year since 2013. Natalya has been a ranked lawyer by Chambers USA, in the field of Media & Entertainment: Tennessee, since 2013. Natalya was ranked by Chambers USA as Up and Coming, in the field of Media & Entertainment: Tennessee, in 2013 and 2014, and has been a ranked attorney (Band 3) in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Natalya has the highest Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating, AV® Preeminent™, in Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Entertainment and the Arts. She was voted by her peers as “Best of the Bar” in the area of Intellectual Property in 2007 (published by Nashville Business Journal). Natalya has been selected by her peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America (19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd Editions, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) for her work in Copyright Law and Trademark Law, and to be included in the publication’s 23rd Edition (2017) for her work in the areas of Copyright law, Entertainment Law – Music, and Trademark Law. Natalya was recognized by her peers as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Nashville Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year,” and as Best Lawyers’ 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Entertainment Law – Music in Nashville. Natalya is a voting member of the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM).