Practice Areas


  • State Bar of Georgia, 2010


Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2010

MERCER UNIVERSITY, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 2007



  • Spanish
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Kerry A. Nicholson

404.607.9991, ext. 2115

Kerry Nicholson advises domestic and international clients in trademark clearance, prosecution, monitoring, and enforcement. She is involved in drafting cease and desist letters and settlement agreements resolving trademark disputes. Kerry further assists clients in trademark licensing, assignments, and consent agreements. As a former Trademark Examining Attorney at the USPTO, Kerry has experience in ex parte examination of applications for the registration of trademarks.  She has also prepared cases and drafted briefs for ex parte appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Kerry enjoys travel, dining at the best restaurants in Atlanta and cities to which she travels, live music, and professional sports.  As a lifelong fan of professional tennis, Kerry learned to play tennis in 2021 and started playing competitively in 2022. 

Experience Highlights

  • Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2023-present
  • Trademark Examining Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2018-2023
  • Attorney Advisor, Social Security Administration, 2012-2018


Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, 2024

State Bar of Georgia

  • Georgia Bar Journal – Editorial Board Member, July 2021-Present
  • Intellectual Property Law Section – Co-Chair, Trademark Committee, 2024-Present, and Member, 2018-Present
  • Sports & Entertainment Law Section – Member, 2010-Present

Young Lawyers Division – Executive Committee Member, 2017-2021; District Representative, 2015-2018; Leadership Academy, 2015; and Public Interest Internship Program, Co-Chair, 2014-2017

  • Young Lawyers Division – Scholar, 2016-2017 and Government and Public Sector Liaison, 2017-2018

International Trademark Association (INTA)

Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA)

American Bar Association (ABA)

  • Intellectual Property Law Section, 2023-present
  • Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries, 2023-present

Community/Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer, Atlanta Volunteer Legal Foundation, 2012-2017