Nicole J. Dobynes

Nicole Dobynes is an intellectual property attorney who focuses her practice on advertising and trademark matters. She is experienced in trademark prosecution in the U.S. and working with foreign trademark agents abroad. Nicole has over 10 years of legal in-house experience as a paralegal for a major food manufacturer and magazine publishing company. Her background includes review of consumer facing advertising, packaging, and social media content in compliance with FTC guidelines. Nicole also has experience with social media influencer agreements, and creating training tools and presentations to support brand products in the social media and marketing space.

While attending UIC John Marshall Law School, Nicole served as Production Editor and Editorial Board member of the Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL).


Professional Affiliations

  • Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law, Board Member
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi
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  • Chicago

    155 North Wacker Drive
    Suite 3800
    Chicago, IL 60606-1787


Michelle Mason


Court Memberships

  • Illinois


University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (Formerly The John Marshall Law School), J.D., cum laude, 2020

Keller Graduate School of Management, M.B.A., 2010

Loyola University Institute for Paralegal Studies, 2004

Howard University, B.A., Administration of Justice, 1998