Stephanie Nikitenko

Stephanie NikitenkoLaw School: UIC John Marshall Law School

Graduation Year: 2020

Practice Area of Interest: Intellectual Property and Trademark Litigation

Professional Background: I am currently a 3L at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. At John Marshall I am the President of the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) and primarily concentrate my studies on the subject of Intellectual Property. I recently spent a semester working in our Trademark Clinic where I assisted clients with the Trademark Registration process with the USPTO. Additionally, under the supervision of an attorney, I currently assist a law firm with both their trademark and patent matters.

Outside Interests: When I finally break away from my studies for a few hours, I enjoy singing, going to concerts, playing tennis, and language learning. I grew up in a multi-lingual household and hold an immense passion for learning other languages. I currently speak English and Spanish and am well on my way to learning Japanese and Russian. I am also a trained vocalist and look forward to seeking opportunities to join a choir once I graduate.

What I Am Most Looking Forward to About Being a Lawyer: I am most looking forward to helping people. Lawyers are in a unique position to help those who may not have much experience dealing with the law. In Intellectual Property practice particularly, clients have usually created something original and specific to their business or brand. I am very much looking forward to helping them protect their Intellectual Property rights.

Pieces by Stephanie:

“Proactivity Will Save Your Life (and Your Grades)”: a Law Student’s Perspective

Long-Held Prohibition on Scandalous and Immoral Trademarks Struck Down by Supreme Court: Upholding the First Amendment

Law Students’ Perspectives: Why The Socratic Method is Important and Why It’s Normal Your First Cold Call Will Suck

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and How Does it Affect Your Clients?

Breaching the Most Intimate Barrier: The Human Brain

IP in the News: How Phase 1 of the New U.S.-China Trade Deal Will Impact IP Protections in China