Emilio Nicolas recently joined a panel discussion at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors 36th Annual Conference in Austin.

The panel discussion covered topics in intellectual property management, rights clearance, and production issues for PEG channels, including the legal pitfalls to avoid.

The conference included a unique blend of educational sessions, roundtable discussions, networking events, keynote speakers, an exhibit hall with the vendors and consultants you want to meet, and two exciting video programming awards events. The event was held in Austin because it is growing fast, and as a cutting edge, higher education / high technology city, it faces many of the rights-of-way, infrastructure, broadband, and competitive franchising challenges that our members are talking about and dealing with every day, according to NATOA.


The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) is the premier local government professional association that provides support to our members on the many local, state, and federal communications laws, administrative rulings, judicial decisions, and technology issues impacting the interests of local governments. Founded in 1980, we offer a wide range of advocacy services to individual and agency members representing cities, towns, counties and commissions across the country.

About Emilio

Emilio B. Nicolas is a content and information attorney. His practice includes entertainment, media, technology, and intellectual property litigation and transactional work, with a particular emphasis on copyright, trademark, right of publicity, trade secret, privacy, and defamation. Emilio is a frequent speaker and author on the subjects of entertainment, media, internet, copyright, trademark, and the right of publicity.