Nicole M Meyer

Nicole M. Meyer

Member and Trademark and Copyrights Practice Group Co-Chair

Nicole Meyer is the managing member of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, and co-chair of the Firm’s Trademark and Copyrights Practice Group.  Nicole has over twenty years of experience representing clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups in all aspects of trademark, copyright and domain name 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, cyberpiracy 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 travel, food, clothing 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.

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 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.

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, cyberpiracy and unfair competition claims, in California, Florida, New York, Virginia, Michigan, Georgia, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

Education & Credentials

Education

Amherst College

B.A., 1995

American University

J.D., 1998

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia1998

Acknowledgements

  • 2020 WTR 
    • 1000 World’s Leading Trademark Attorneys, Washington, D.C.- Bronze Band 
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers®
    • "Rising Star," Intellectual Property Law, 2013
  • National Arbitration Forum
    • "Top 20 NAF Filer," for Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy, 2014

Representative Clients

  • Advanced Biological Marketing, Inc.
  • Cranbrook Educational Community
  • Cvent, Inc.
  • Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
  • Facebook, Inc.
  • Little Switzerland, Inc.
  • Mann Packing Co., Inc.
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines
  • Seven Seas Cruises S. de R.L.

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.

Professional Involvement

Intellectual Property Owners Association

  • Counterfeiting and Piracy Committee, Member
  • Women in IP Committee, Member

International Trademark Association

  • Emerging Issues Committee, Member;  Artificial Intelligence Sub-Committee Member
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, Member  
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