Emilio B. Nicolas is an experienced content and information attorney, and Co-Chair of Jackson Walker’s Entertainment Law group. His practice includes entertainment, media, technology, and intellectual property litigation and transactional work, with a particular emphasis on copyright, trademark, right of publicity, privacy, and free speech.
In addition to representing his clients and their intellectual property and business interests in Federal or state court, or before a tribunal like the TTAB, Emilio regularly represents and advises his clients with intellectual property, entertainment, and media rights management, clearance, compliance, and transactional matters. Emilio also serves as general outside counsel and risk manager for many of his clients, helping them identify, assess, and resolve the various legal issues facing their day-to-day businesses.
Emilio is a frequent speaker and author on the subjects of entertainment, media, and internet law. He is recognized for his successes having been named a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a member of the ABA IP Litigation Committee, and a past Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2007||07/18/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers - Thomson Reuters||2012|
|Attorney||Jackson Walker L.L.P.||2006 - Present|
|Jackson Walker eAlert||Two New Supreme Court Decisions Alter the Landscape for Litigating Copyright Infringement Cases||2019|
|Jackson Walker eAlert||So Far, So Good? The DMCA Safe Harbors at Twenty||2018|
|Jackson Walker eAlert||Upon Further Review: Supreme Court Ruling Means “Redskins” Trademark Registrations Are Still In Play||2017|
|Jackson Walker eAlert||Coming Into Focus: Recent Decisions Help Define the Scope of Right of Publicity Claims||2017|
|Media Law Resource Center Bulletin||Non-human Persons and the Right of Publicity||2008|
|The Advocate (Texas)||Online Copyright Infringement: Minimizing Exposure to Individuals and Small Businesses That Operate on the Internet||2008|
|ABA Communications Lawyer||Keyword Search Advertising: Whose Name Is It Anyway?||2007|
|Syracuse Science & Technology Law Reporter||Why the Ninth Circuit Added Too Much To Subtract Add-on Software From the Scope of Derivative Works Under 17||2004|
|Syracuse University||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications||MS - Master of Science||2005|
|Trinity University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Intellectual Property Litigation in Texas||They’re Not Just for Kids: Video Games and the Future of Soft IP Law||2015|
|Entertainment & Sports Law Section CLE||Hot Topics in Video Game Law||2015|
|State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting||Hot Topics in Video Game Law||2013|
|New York Chapter Meeting||Game On! Videogame Clones and Killer IP||2013|
|Music and the Right of Publicity||Music and the Right of Publicity||2013|
|Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law||International Entertainment Litigation: The Challenges of Practicing Abroad||2012|
|Hays County Bar Association||Lights! Camera! Transaction! Entertainment Law for the Everyday Practitioner||2012|
|Entertainment Law Institute||Covering Your Bases – The Producer’s Film and Television Insurance Checklist||2012|
|Entertainment Law Institute||Today’s Contract, Tomorrow’s Lawsuit: Entertainment Contracts from the Litigator's Perspective||2012|
|SXSW Interactive Festival||Legal Frontiers In Social Networks, Blogs and Beyond||2011|
|ABA CLE Webcast||Arbitration of Entertainment Disputes||2011|
|Texas State Bar CLE Webcast||Copyright/Trademark Issues: A Primer||2010|
|Music Law Essentials||Your Band as a Business||2009|
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