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Ahaji Kirk Amos

Ahaji Kirk Amos

Patent and Trademark Lawyers
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Patents
  • Missouri, North Carolina, Texas
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Ahaji Amos is an experienced intellectual property attorney, with a special focus on intellectual property prosecution and litigation in the biotechnological arts, including medical devices, supplements, pharmaceuticals, and software. Ahaji has handled all aspects of litigation, including first chairing multiple litigation matters, as well as handling quasi-litigation matters before the PTAB and TTAB.
Ahaji practices all aspects of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. She has filed over 100 patent applications, over 100 trademark applications, and numerous cancelation and opposition proceedings. Because she primarily represents early-stage companies, Ahaji also regularly counsels clients on business formation and performs contract review.
After law school, Ahaji joined Thompson Coburn, LLP where she focused on intellectual property law and complex litigation. At Thompson Coburn, she worked on multiple “saved seed” litigation matters, drafting pleadings and motions before the Federal Circuit, and played a significant role in several other complex litigation matters. She also managed a portfolio of over 40 patent applications, drafted and filed many patent and trademark applications, and negotiated licenses related to technology transfer.
Ahaji has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, MPH in Health Policy and Management, and a Juris Doctorate. She was the Proctor & Gamble Intellectual Property Fellow at the top-rated Intellectual Property program in the country at the time, Franklin Pierce Law Center. She has been registered to practice before the USPTO since 2000 and licensed to practice law for over 17 years. She currently holds active licenses to practice law in Texas, North Carolina, and Missouri. She may practice intellectual property law in any US state or territory.
Ahaji has worked at some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country including Thompson Coburn, LLP and Akin Gump.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Missouri Bar
ID Number: 51310
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
ID Number: 45358
  • English: Spoken, Written
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
MPH Health Policy & Management (2010) | Health Policy & Management
Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
J.D. (1999) | Law
Honors: Proctor & Gamble Intellectual Property Fellow
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
B.A. (1996) | Chemistry
Honors: National Science Foundation Scholar
Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar # 51310
Texas State Bar # 24054409
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Speaking Engagements
The Business Attorney's Guide to Intellectual Property, Business Law, A Comprehensive Study, Teleconference
Access to Capital: The Impact of Intellectual Property Protection, The Self Employment Expo, Chicago
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Legal Answers
48 Questions Answered

Q. Do you have to blur out car logo on personal image if use for custom shirt?
A: You can't use another's logo in a confusingly similar manner, i.e. that is likely to cause confusion as to the source of the goods or insinuates endorsement.
Q. I own a trademark and my website with the name got hijacked by a cybersquatting company. Lost profits ect. Options?
A: You need to have a consultation with an attorney to discuss your options. There are many.
Q. Can I claim a trademark that contains a word that is ALREADY trademarked? Doctor Tasty's Mega Bites vs "Megabites"
A: It will definitely be rejected. A patent attorney could very likely overcome that rejection, however. Feel free to set up a consultation with me.
Q. Include trademarked word in the title
A: It depends. If the use of the word is likely to cause confusion as to the source of the goods used in association with the trademark (registered), then that's trademark infringement.
Q. hi to register a trademark i should make design or it could be just a name?
A: I can't let you know if you can receive a trademark on that name. However, I can confirm that your design and name of the product should both be protected as they are two separate trademarks.
Q. I want to change the entity's type to micro, since i am an individual, so the maintenance fee would not be high
A: You just need to file a certificate of micro entity status. You can get the form at
Q. I want to print the words " Pig beach" "The swimming pigs" on tshirts. Am I allowed to do this?
A: You should have a trademark search conducted by a trademark attorney.
Q. HI, Selling on Ebay if the name THE NORTH FACE is a trademark violation can you just use North Face?
A: You need a comprehensive consultation. The issues that you have presented are too complex for this forum.
Q. How do I trademark a business name?
A: Business names are not eligible for trademarks. If you are using the business name is used in association with produce or service, then you may be eligible for a trademark. You should consult a trademark attorney. I offer free consults.
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Ahaji Amos, PLLC
555 Fayetteville St., Ste. 201
Raleigh, NC 27601
Toll-Free: (844) 909-0496