The Intellectual Property Litigation Committee is one of the largest and most active substantive law committees in the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. The Committee’s leadership is made up of experienced litigators from all over the country working to keep IP litigators fully up to date in all areas relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, the Internet, and related unfair competition cases.
Mr. Nicolas represents and counsels a variety of domestic and international clients on matters involving entertainment, media, and intellectual property. His practice includes intellectual property litigation, entertainment and media transactions, intellectual property rights management, protection, clearance, and licensing, and pre–publication reviews. Mr. Nicolas litigates civil claims in state and federal courts involving copyright, trademark, right of publicity, defamation, and contract disputes. He also handles inter–party and ex parte trademark proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Nicolas received his B.S. in Business Administration from Trinity University, his M.S. in Media Management from Syracuse University, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Nicolas has consistently been named a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters since 2012, and is a frequent speaker and author on the subjects of entertainment and intellectual property law.