Nikola Malcolm advises clients on a range of intellectual property matters, including intellectual property transactions, due diligence for acquisitions, and brand management.
Nikola has experience advising established and emerging companies in a wide range of industries such as software, finance, social media networks, and fashion. Nikola focuses her practice on copyright law, trademark law, and branding, including trademark clearance, investigation, prosecution, and licensing. She counsels clients on domestic and international portfolios, including matters related to social media, cybersquatting, internet domain name disputes, copyright matters, and advertising.
In addition, Nikola maintains a vibrant pro bono practice that includes projects relating to various financial, corporate governance, and SEC-required documents. Furthermore, Nikola has led and won asylum litigation on behalf of refugees, primarily children and families, detained on the border of Mexico and Laredo, Texas.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Nikola was inducted into the Atlanta IP Inn of Court for her performances as a legal extern for two Fortune 100 companies. In 2018, she was a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholar at a large technology company in Seattle, Washington. She also worked as an elementary educator and created content for an online mathematics textbook company. In 2015, Nikola was admitted to the Teach For America Leadership Cohort.
- Emory University (J.D. 2019); Johns Hopkins University (M.S.Ed. with honors 2016); Spelman College (B.A. in Sociology/Criminology 2014; Ethel Waddel Githii honors; Most Outstanding Senior Thesis)
- Extern to Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams, Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia (Fall 2017)