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  • Tami has been consistently recognized as a "Recommended Lawyer" in The Legal 500 U.S. in in Media, Technology and Telecoms – Advertising and Marketing:Transactional since 2012
  • Tami has been consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2012


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1992

  • Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law Review
  • Executive Board, University of Miami Business Law Journal (1990-1992)

 B.A., Stetson University, 1989

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 2002
  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Tamara Carmichael has extensive experience in both intellectual property and advertising, marketing and promotions law.

Tami’s focus is counselling clients, including brand owners and advertisers, in the creation, commercialization, exploitation and strategic protection of their branding, marketing, advertising, intellectual property and merchandising assets and initiatives through enforcement of intellectual property and related proprietary rights. She handles all stages of trademark and copyright enforcement, prosecution, clearance, due diligence, and licensing strategies, counseling clients in the areas of trademark, advertising and unfair competition law, including compliance with FTC and other regulatory agencies, and representing clients in disputes before the U.S. Trademark and Trial Appeal Board, U.S. Federal Courts and private tribunals. Tami oversees digital rights management, branding initiatives, litigation strategies, trademark clearance, domestic and foreign portfolios, global growth initiatives and both domestic and overseas counsel relationships, all with a business and open minded approach, taking into account each client’s nuanced needs and goals. She negotiates transactions related to IP, publicity rights, commercialization initiatives, branded entertainment, digital rights, marketing/advertising campaigns, privacy, rights acquisitions and transfers, sponsorships/endorsements, and software and technology, including licensing, development and joint ventures and litigation before the TTAB and state and federal courts related to claims of infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, publicity rights and UDRP disputes.

Tami has significant experience working with media and entertainment, technology, hospitality, retail and consumer goods and services industry clients including networks, production companies, talent, marketing and advertising agencies, digital platforms, fashion, beauty, financial services and home textiles.

Tami has been recognized as a "Recommended Lawyer" in The Legal 500 United States in Media, Technology and Telecoms – Advertising and Marketing:Transactional since 2012 and consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list.

Prior to joining Olshan, Tami was a partner at Loeb & Loeb, LLP.  Previously she was a partner in the New York office of Holland & Knight LLP and served as head of the intellectual property group at Broad and Cassel in Florida.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, International Trademark Association

Member, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Co-chair, Trademarks Committee (2007-2009); Co-chair, Legislative Committee (2009-Present

Member, The Florida Bar, Intellectual Property Section

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