5 Star Reviews
“I highly recommend working with Tara. She’s a huge asset for my company, especially as we deal with data, privacy, IP, and more. Tara is friendly, accessible, forward thinking, and brilliant. Very grateful to have found her!”
“Needed quick turnaround on understanding the risks, responsibilities, and liabilities with a Data Processing Agreement (re: GDPR). Tara was able to engage quickly, was clearly familiar with both GDPR and technology services contracts and provided great advice. Worth every penny.”
“Tara has been our go-to trademark and copyright counsel for years. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
Tara helps clients across multiple industries and countries with licenses and disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, domain names, software, trade secrets, and privacy compliance. She earned her Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in U.S. Privacy Law in 2018 and in European Data Protection Law in 2019. Her clients include data brokers, market research firms, technology start-ups, software developers, and website designers as well as long-standing institutional clients who come to her for representation in copyright, trademark, licensing and privacy. She also assists with the purchase and sale of intellectual property assets. She has on multiple occasions successfully obtained hijacked domain names for the rightful owners, and regularly negotiates service and technology agreements with the largest telecommunications and software providers in the country.
Her trademark work connects her with clients and colleagues around the globe, as she assists foreign companies with protecting their marks and their brands in the U.S. while also helping U.S. clients expand their reach to other territories, from Mexico to Malta.
Tara is particularly interested in the ongoing development of privacy laws and how tech companies will have to adapt their data protection practices to stay in compliance. She is a frequent author, speaker and complainer about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that was enacted in Europe last year and is significantly affecting U.S. companies and their internal policies around handling personal data of customers and business associates. At the end of 2018 she authored a commentary for The Trademark Reporter® on the problems surrounding using the WHOIS database for trademark infringement investigation after the GDPR required that all the personal information of domain owners in the European Union be redacted. The landscape is changing so quickly that she will almost certainly need to write a follow-up article in the next few months.
She has been a central part of the conversations in the legal profession about the overlap among the various types of intellectual property rights. She was a contributing author for a book on the subject for Oxford University Press (you can get it here), and has spoken on the topic in London and in Munich. She has been a guest blogger for IPKat, a London-based intellectual property blog, and has recently. And of course, she writes when she can for the firm’s own blog.
Tara’s goal at Aaron | Sanders is to serve clients in a straightforward way that offers flexibility to lawyer and client alike. When she is not practicing law, she can be found working on her 99 year old house in East Nashville, practicing her singing, or walking (or being walked by) Miles, her two-year old shepherd/hound rescue mutt. Tara is the chairperson of the Copyright Society of the South, a committee member on the Trademark Reporter for the International Trademark Association, and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is a former chairperson for the Intellectual Property Section of the Nashville Bar Association and for Ten Thousand Villages of Nashville, Inc. a non-profit retail store in Green Hills selling fairly traded arts and crafts from artisans in the third world. She strongly recommends that you shop there on your next trip to Green Hills. A complete list of her memberships and activities can be found below: