About nicole G

Nicole Gaither is the owner of Creativa IP Law® LLC. She has helped numerous businesses protect their trademarks from unauthorized use. She counsels clients on all aspects of domestic and global trademark matters, including on the selection and clearance of marks, clearance and prosecution, brand management, and enforcement in the U.S. and abroad. To complement her trademark practice, Nicole also advises clients on the protection, registration, and enforcement of copyright assets. 


Prior to starting her own firm, Nicole worked for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, where she helped survivors of domestic violence move forward by securing custody and housing rights, and providing guidance about financial and economic resources to support and prevent further abuse.

She received her J.D. from Loyola University of New Orleans College of law where she was a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and an intern for the New Orleans Saints. 


Nicole is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property law, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Association of Intellectual Property Firms, the Louisiana State Bar Association, and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce. She is also a presenter on intellectual property protections and issues for Fund 17. She is currently involved with the Ella Project of New Orleans as a volunteer attorney. She is a native New Orleanian and a dedicated member of the New Orleans community. She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana. 


Nicole can assist your business in creating a unique trademark that meets the requirements to be registrable, advise you about how to establish its use in commerce, and guide you through the registration process. She can also help you protect your trademarks from unauthorized use by contacting infringers and initiating litigation, if necessary. 


And now the fine print/fun stuff: Nicole is a bonafide, real, and genuine lawyer. She likes reading mysteries, watching movies and amazing television shows (e.g., The Wire), traveling and learning about new cultures, listening to hip hop music (Nas is her favorite), trying new wines, hanging out with her dog, Lennox, and spoiling her nephew while making sure that everything in your business is bulletproof (the way you want it).


Bar Admissions

Louisiana


Education

· Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Juris Doctor

· The University of Texas at Austin, Master of Professional Accounting

· Tulane University, Bachelor of Science in Management, Accounting

Photo Credit: Adrienne Battistella
Photo Credit: Adrienne Battistella
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About Creativa IP Law

We:

  • Encourage our clients to think about where they want their business to go so that we can work with them to develop legal strategies that support their long-term goals.
  • Give our clients our absolute best because client service is our top priority.
  • Develop strategic relationships with attorneys in other practice areas and other service providers to make sure our clients have all of the resources needed to make moves and decisions. The law is not the only part of our client's overall business plan and strategy. 
  • Continuously refine and develop services that meet our clients evolving needs.
  • Provide our clients with the legal services needed in a cost-effective manner.


We'll answer the questions you don't even know you should be asking:

  • What's the smartest way to protect your brand?
  • Do you need to register this copyright or trademark?
  • What do you do if someone steals your work?
  • How do you deal with a copycat?
  • How can you set up a profitable licensing program?
  • What's the best response to a cease and desist letter?
  • Who owns the copyrights and trademarks if a collaboration doesn't work out?
  • How can you maximize your business's assets and turn your IP into revenue?


We work with our clients to identify and strategize how to protect the intellectual property in your business. Together, we'll create a plan to help you achieve your business goals. 

Reviews

From our clients....

We take pride in developing personal connections with our clients while delivering exceptional legal services. But don’t take our word for it! Here’s what some of our happy clients have to say about our firm. Contact us and let us help you next!

"Working with Nicole was beyond amazing. She made the trademark process stress free and communicated the process to me in a way I could digest the information and expectations. Absolutely awesome!" - Shanda D.

"I needed a lawyer to assist me with various legal paperwork that would help my small business grow and Creative IP Law came highly recommended. Still leary and apprehensive I still decided to make the call and set up a consultation. Making that call was the best thing I could have done. Nicole took her time and explained all the ins and out for me as well as letting me know about the things I didn’t need to pay for. For me that was huge. A lawyer that wasn’t just going for a check and cared about the client wasting unnecessary funds. I was made to feel comfortable and as we progressed working together Creative IP Law makes me feel as if they are just as vested in the success of my company as I am. I have and will continue to highly recommend this company." - Gary E.

"My overall experience was great! I would recommend Creativa IP Law to anyone who is in need of Professional legal advice." - LaDonna L.