Education

Amherst College

B.A., 1995

American University

J.D., 1998

Bar Admission

District of Columbia

Virginia

1998

Nicole M. Meyer

Member

Overview

Nicole Meyer’s practice covers all aspects of trademark, domain name and copyright law.

She focuses on domestic and foreign trademark counseling and worldwide portfolio management. She works with companies to develop and acquire intellectual property, including clearance and availability counseling, and the strategic acquisition, protection, promotion and enforcement of marks. She enjoys working with clients to develop cost-effective strategies for developing, maintaining and expanding their intellectual property portfolio.

She also handles all aspects of domain name acquisitions and disputes, copyright registration and enforcement, and litigation concerning infringement, dilution, and unfair competition issues.

She has managed worldwide trademark portfolios on behalf of numerous clients, including marks filed in over 175 countries, covering numerous industries such as clothing, travel, food and retail industries.  She is currently managing thousands of active domestic and foreign trademark matters for both mature and emerging companies on an ongoing basis.

She is experienced with a broad array of domain name dispute resolution policies and forums and has successfully obtained well over 50 domain name transfers on behalf of clients pursuant to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and corresponding policies in countries who have adopted variations of the UDRP.

Ms. Meyer has extensive experience with drafting and negotiating co-branding agreements, license agreements involving complex corporate structures and between unaffiliated companies, worldwide trademark assignments, and international master license agreements.

She also has experience with global anti-counterfeiting enforcement and shutting down ex-licensees worldwide that continue to use marks post-termination.

While it is typically advisable to find a way to resolve disputes short of litigation, Ms. Meyer has represented clients in federal courts involving copyright and trademark infringement, counterfeiting, dilution and unfair competition claims, in California, Florida, New York, Virginia, Michigan, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

Prominent Assignments

Lead counsel in trademark counterfeiting case wherein ex parte seizure order, temporary restraining order, and permanent injunction successfully obtained on behalf of international clothing company.

Lead counsel in trademark infringement case wherein we successfully defended national lawn care company in trademark infringement litigation involving infringement claims seeking $1 million in damages.

Representative Clients

  • American Suzuki Motor Corp.
  • Ameritech Publishing, Inc.
  • Carhartt, Inc.
  • Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
  • Google, Inc.
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Thrifty, Inc./Dollar Rent A Car, Inc.

Professional Involvement

Intellectual Property Owners Association

  • Internet Committee, Member (2014-present)
  • Counterfeiting and Piracy Committee, Member (2010-2014)

International Trademark Association

  • Corporate IP Management Committee, Member (2013-present)
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, Member (2009-2013)

State Bar of Virginia, Member

State Bar of the District of Columbia, Member
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Acknowledgements

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013)
  • "Top 20 NAF Filer" for Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), National Arbitration Forum (2014)