Nicole Cloyd practices in the firm’s Business Representation & Transactions Group and Intellectual Property Group, where she assists individuals and businesses on a broad range of intellectual property and technology transactions matters, including but not limited to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and issues related to privacy and data security.

Nicole earned her Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property from Texas A&M University School of Law in 2021, where she gained experience working with clients at the Trademark and Copyright Clinic. Nicole earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law in 2019. She was the online content manager of the Kentucky Law Journal, as well as a member of the Moot Court National Team.

While in law school, Nicole gained hands-on experience in copyright law as a Law Clerk for the Office of the General Counsel at the United States Copyright Office in Washington, D.C.

She earned her B.A. in Politics from Centre College in 2016. Nicole is admitted to practice law in Kentucky; Nicole is approved under Ohio Gov. Bar R. I § 19 to practice in Ohio while her application for admission is pending.

News & Resources

Other Publications

Nicole E. Pottinger, Don’t Forget to Subscribe: Regulation of Online Advertising Evaluated Through YouTube’s Monetization Problem, 107 Ky. L.J. 515 (2019).

 Nicole Pottinger & Brian L. Frye, Registration is Fundamental, 8 IP Theory 1 (2019).


Blog Posts


  • Kentucky
  • Ohio (pending)


LL.M., Texas A&M University School of Law, 2021

J.D., University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, 2019

B.A., Centre College, 2016

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