Specialist Practice Areas
Trademark & Design Protection and Enforcement
Nina qualified as an attorney in California in 2000, having obtained her JD at Santa Clara University. She is a member of the California and Washington D.C. Bar associations. She spent a number of years practising law in Washington D.C., where she gained a range of experience across all areas of intellectual property, before joining CWB in 2009.
Nina has a particular focus on trade mark portfolio management and brand protection for multinational companies protecting and enforcing rights in some of the world’s most recognisable brands. She manages a cross-border team of expert attorneys and consultants in helping some of the world’s leading hospitality, technology, consumer electronics, beverage, pharmaceutical, confectionary, and clothing companies find solutions to complex trade mark challenges including for non-traditional marks. Nina’s practice also covers transactional matters including co-existence agreements, assignment and licensing agreements, audits and due diligence.
Nina regularly attends international IP conferences, has been a featured speaker on various IP topics, and has volunteered on the International Trademark Association (INTA) committees since 2016, most recently as a sub-committee co-chair. She has contributed in dozens of articles to the INTA Bulletin.
Before joining CWB, Nina qualified and worked as a lawyer in the United States, where she developed extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including domestic and international trade mark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement.
Nina holds a JD from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California with an additional certificate in High-Technology Law and a BA in International Relations from the American University in Washington D.C. She speaks English, German, and conversational French and has lived in Austria, Lebanon, Germany, Switzerland, the UAE and both coasts of the United States providing her with an international outlook for problem solving.
Nina has been praised as a recommended IP practitioner, including:
WTR 1000 – “The versatile Nina Osseiran is immensely popular among US clientele. She has racked up several years of experience in Washington DC at Howrey and then Foley & Lardner, which gives her a distinct edge when advising companies looking to move their business into the Middle East.” (2020)
WTR 1000 – “Cedar White Bradley’s Nina Osseiran is a dexterous trademark lawyer whose expertise encompasses search and clearance, prosecution, portfolio management, licensing and enforcement. She has a wealth of experience in the United States on her résumé having worked as an associate at Howrey (and before that at Foley & Lardner) and is an essential touchpoint for US companies doing business in the Middle East.” (2019)
Managing IP – IP Stars – “Other notable experienced IP practitioners in the firm are brand protection specialist Nina Osseiran…”
- JD – Santa Clara University
- BA – American University
- Conversational French