About Nick

Nick works with his clients to understand their business objectives and then help them develop and implement intellectual property (IP) protection strategies to help them accomplish those goals. Although his practice focuses mainly on brand and product design protection via trademarks and design patents, Nick also has significant experience in enforcing and defending against all types of intellectual property in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings at the USPTO. From procurement to enforcement, Nick’s broad range of experience makes him a valuable asset at every step along the way in the growth and management of his clients’ intellectual property portfolios.

Nick graduated with honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law with a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. While attending Chicago-Kent, he was the author or co-author on papers published in the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and Loyola University Chicago’s Annals of Health Law.

Nick graduated summa cum laude from the Ohio State University with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering, with a metallurgy specialization.  Specifically, he conducted research into the hydrogen embrittlement behavior of nickel-based super alloys.  While attending Ohio State, Nick also worked as an engineering intern performing failure analysis in the materials group of an aerospace company in Akron, Ohio.

 

Professional Memberships

Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Parma Bar Association

 

Awards

Nick was selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine each year from 2015 through 2020.  Rising Stars is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.

 

Presentations 

Choosing and Using Strong Trademarks, Central Ohio Food Truck Association, September 2019

IP for Startups: A Checklist, Flashstarts, July 2018

Bodybuilding.com v. Jim Stoppani: UPDATEhttps://blog.priceplow.com/supplement-news/jim-stoppani-lawsuit, March 2017

PROTECT YOURSELF! A Q&A With A Real Life Intellectual Property Lawyer, Cleveland Flea, February 2017

IP for the Little Guy: Tips for Protecting Intellectual Property, Central Ohio Food Truck Association, November 2016

Bodybuilding.com v. Jim Stoppani: An IP Lawyer’s Analysishttps://blog.priceplow.com/supplement-news/jim-stoppani-lawsuit/ip-lawyer-analysis, November 2016

IP for the Little Guy: Tips for Protecting Intellectual Property, Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, August 2016

Design Patents: Small But Mighty, Renner Otto CLE, November 2015

IP for the Little Guy: Tips for Protecting Intellectual Property, South Summit County Chamber of Commerce, September 2015

IP for the Little Guy: Tips for Helping Small Businesses and Individuals Develop, Secure and Protect Intellectual Property, Parma Bar Association CLE, May 2015

Eyes on the Prize: The Importance of an Accurate Goods and Services Description in Trademark Applications, Renner Otto CLE, November 2014

Schools and IP: More Than Meets the Eye, Ohio School Boards Association Intensive Legal Workshop, October 2014