Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Nicole R. Townes


At a Glance

  • J.D. Vanderbilt University Law School
  • B.S. Engineering Sciences & Economics, Vanderbilt University

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California

Professional Profile 

Nicole Rossi Townes has experience in trademark and trade dress counseling and litigation, copyright counseling and litigation, licensing counseling and litigation, false advertising and unfair competition litigation, trade secret litigation and patent litigation. 

Her practice also includes trademark prosecution and enforcement matters, and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Nicole received her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School where she was the Executive Authorities Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. She received a bachelors of science in Engineering Sciences and Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Clerk Experience

  • Nicole externed for the Honorable Anthony J. Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


  • Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D. 2010)
  • Vanderbilt University (B.S. Engineering Sciences & Economics 2007), magna cum laude
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