J.D. 1995 University of Southern California
B.A. 1991 Political Science, California State University, Los Angeles
Admitted to Practice
Nancy Ramirez Ayala
For over 20 years, Nancy has provided exceptional service and representation to clients in their business related endeavors in Nevada and California. Nancy’s diverse legal and business background, coupled with a great attitude and desire to contribute to a client’s success, make her a valuable asset to her clients.
Nancy focuses her practice on business and intellectual property law. She has wide-ranging experience litigating copyright, trademark, trade secrets, rights of publicity and internet related disputes, as well as general contract and commercial issues, partnership and corporate governance issues, and employment related disputes.
Nancy works closely with her clients to ensure their brands, copyrights, trade secrets and all intellectual property is protected and their rights enforced in today’s competitive business environment. One of Nancy’s primary focuses is to advise clients regarding brand protection strategies including the selection, clearance, protection and enforcement of trademark rights. She also counsels clients on the adoption and use of trademarks, including obtaining registrations at the State and Federal levels.
Nancy regularly counsels clients on strategies to strengthen their intellectual property rights through contractual and business relationships including among others, licensing and merchandising agreements, work-made-for-hire and assignment agreements, non-disclosure and non-competition agreements, and IP use, ownership and protection agreements.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Children's Attorney Project
- Volunteer Judge, ABA Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition
- Mentor, Huellas Mentorship Program, Hispanic Law Students Association, William S. Boyd School of Law
- Volunteer, Heat FC
- Member, National Association of Women Business Owners - Southern Nevada
Author, "Be On the Lookout For Counterfeits" Vegas Inc. Newspaper and www.vegasinc.com (2014)
Author, "Five Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Federal Trademark Applications" Clark County Bar Communique (2014)
Author, "Closing the Door on VIPs – Vegas’ Infringing Promoters" Intellectual Property Today (2013)
Author, "Stand Up for Your Intellectual Property Rights!" Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce Magazine (2013)
Author, "What’s In a Symbol? "TM" "SM" and ®" Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce Magazine (2013)
Author, "Shhh! ... It’s a Trade Secret" Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce Magazine (2013)
Speaker, "What Every Lawyer Should Know about Intellectual Property," Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys (SNAWA) Luncheon, Las Vegas, NV, (2013)