Intellectual Property

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Nicole is committed to providing personalized service to each client in the entertainment, creative and entrepreneurial fields. Your brand, business, artistry, intellectual property or mediation claim is an extension of you and is unique.

You need a law firm that will provide the solutions and strategies that will protect your legal interests and advance your goals. Nicole provides legal service focused on you and the specific needs of your business, brand, artistry, intellectual property or mediation claim.

Nicole provides aggressive, yet respectful, reliable and responsible legal services. Nicole meets her clients’ expectations with concise, commercial and strategic expertise, and offers advice proactively, yet cost-effectively.

Black’s Law definition of intellectual property: 

“A category of intangible rights protecting commercially valuable products of the human Intellect.  This category comprises primarily trademark, copyright and patent rights, but also includes trade-secret rights, publicity rights, moral rights and rights against unfair competition.” 

Copyright Law

  • Assignments and recordation
  • Copyright searches
  • Interpretation of domestic and foreign rights
  • Licensing and contract negotiation
  • Litigation, mediation and arbitration of copyright matters
  • Merchandising and Licensing
  • Protection of rights in merchandising properties
  • Registration of copyright

Trademark Law

  • Assignments and recordation
  • Counseling on appropriate trademark usage in advertising, commercials and packaging
  • Customs recordation
  • Federal and state trademark registration
  • Foreign trademark registration
  • Internet domain name disputes
  • Licensing of trademarks and service marks
  • Litigation, mediation and arbitration of trademark matters  
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Trademark searches and interpretation
  • Trademark/servicemark selection and development

Trade-Secret Protection
Definition:  Wikipedia: “A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable, buy which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. 

  • Counsel and represent clients in connection with development and
    protection of trade secrets
  • Nondisclosure agreements

Moral Rights 
Definition provided by Black’s Law:
  “A right protecting a visual artist’s work beyond the ordinary protections of copyright.  Moral rights include both integrity rights, which protect the work from changes that damage the artist’s or the work’s reputation, and attribution rights, which allow the artist to claim authorship of the work and prevent the unlawful use of the author’s name in reference to a modified version of the work.”

  • Protection of these rights occurs through contractual agreements and the
    Visual Artists Rights Act