Robert Nichols

Robert Nichols

Robert Nichols Law PLC
  • Trademarks, Business Law
  • District of Columbia
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Robert (Bobby) Nichols is an Arizona-based copyright, trademark, business, and entertainment attorney with experience representing artists, entrepreneurs, and business owners.

Bobby graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2020, while working as a legislative staffer in San Francisco City Hall. Since then, he has worked in intellectual property registration, maintenance, and enforcement, as well as business formation, contract review and negotiation, and public policy development.

Golden Gate University School of Law
J.D. (2020) | Law
Honors: -Full-Tuition Presidential Scholarship Recipient -Honors Lawyering Program Scholar -CALI award for excellence in Contract Law -CALI award for excellence in Legal Research and Writing -Witkin award for excellence in Entertainment Law - Academic Certificate for excellence in Public Policy Law - Academic Certificate for excellence in Intellectual Property Law
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Arizona State University
B.A. (2016) | Film and Digital Media Production
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Professional Experience
Owner and Attorney
Robert Nichols Law PLC
- Current
Co-Founder and Non-Profit Director
Arizona Progressive Peoples Alliance
- Current
Legal Assistant
Boisineau Law
Associate Attorney
Scale LLP
Law Clerk
Veterans Legal Advocacy Center
Legislative and Administrative Fellow
San Francisco City Supervisor Dean Preston
Law Clerk
Berman Entertainment and Technology Law
Law Clerk
ARC Law Group
Law Clerk
California Lawyers for the Arts
Articles & Publications
Can AI Make Art?
Speaking Engagements
Making Law: How to write legislation, DSA/YDSA 2023 Conference, Chicago
Academic Certification for Excellence in the study of Public Policy Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
Academic Certification for Excellence in the study of Intellectual Property Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
Witkin Award for Excellence in Entertainment Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
Golden Gate University School of Law
CALI Award for Excellence in Contract Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar  # 90010707
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 90010707
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Query on a legal FAQ point regarding fan works
A: Copyright infringement doesn't technically require that an infringing work of art is published for profit, just that it is published. The concept of fair use sometimes applies when a character has only been portrayed in one medium and the fan art portrays the character in another medium. But Blizzard very famously portrays their characters in games, videos, blog posts, and many other mediums.

Often, Studios allow fan art and fan games because they don't want to discourage the fan communities. But, in general, game studios have the right to sue fan artists for infringement if they've reserved their rights like Blizzard does in that clause. If that were to happen, it could potentially carry financial consequences for the fan artist, and it would certainly mean removing the fan art from the internet. ... Read More
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Websites & Blogs
Firm Website - R Nichols Law
Contact & Map
PO Box 11450
Tempe, AZ 85284