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Rachel A. Nicholas

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Rachel Nicholas partners with clients on trademark, copyright, publicity rights, and social media matters. Rachel helps clients overcome the challenges found in selecting, clearing, registering, and enforcing their trademarks and copyrights in the U.S. and internationally. She represents clients of all sizes and across a variety of industries, including a federal government agency, one of the world’s top hotel chains, and a major league sports team. She also provides counsel to local nonprofit organizations and startups. 

Rachel regularly performs U.S.-based and international trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, and portfolio management, and has represented clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also routinely negotiates, drafts, and counsels clients on intellectual property-related agreements, including consent agreements, assignments, and licenses.

More About Rachel A. Nicholas

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Order of the Coif, 2014
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Loyola Marymount University, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2014

Honors & Recognitions

  • Phoenix Business Journal, Valley's Next Generation of Legal Leaders, January 2021
  • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar
  • JDA Software Group, Intern
  • Arizona State Law Journal, Symposium Editor
  • Nick Bauman and Rachel Nicholas Recognized as Valley's Next Generation of Legal Leaders
    Phoenix Business Journal , 01/29/2021

Publications

Events

  • Co-presenter, "Trademarks and Copyrights in the Time of COVID: How our 'New Normal' has Impacted Enforcement and Compliance Strategies - Sports Edition," Sports Lawyers Association, Webinar, October 1, 2020
  • Co-presenter, "Real-life Examples of Common Copyright Missteps," Kraemer Copyright Conference, June 6-7th, 2016
  • Speaker, "IP issues that small businesses may encounter," NAWBO UniversityMarch 2, 2016
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