Monique N. Bhargava advises brands, advertising agencies, media and technology companies in all aspects of their business, including data privacy and security, digital media, sponsorships, content and IP licensing, and advertising/marketing matters. She also focuses on the convergence of advertising and emerging technology, helping clients navigate unique issues in new media, mobile marketing, social media, AdTech and user-generated content.
Nikki’s clients span a wide array of industries, including food and beverage, retail, automotive, consumer packaged goods, restaurants, pharmaceuticals and OTC, financial services, advertising, media (including broadcast, print, and digital), technology and sports.
Armed with practical and business-minded solutions, Nikki works with clients to achieve their goals while managing legal risks in the following areas:
Data Privacy and Security: Domestic and international compliance (CCPA, GDPR), cross-border transfers, online behavioral advertising, use and monetization of “big data”, mobile privacy, cross-device data collection and use, and data breach preparedness and response.
Technology and E-Commerce: Website and mobile development, including transactional agreements, software and platform licensing, end-user license agreements, and other consumer facing policies. She also advises clients on E-Commerce strategies, including vendor and payment provider agreements, product quality and safety matters, and marketing integrations.
Advertising: Claim substantiation, advertising and rights clearance, state and federal regulation, intellectual property issues (copyright, trademark, rights of privacy and publicity), agency/client contracts, media and adtech agreements, content licensing, talent and production contracts, social media, union issues, children’s advertising, network clearance, and sponsorships.
Trademark, Domain Name, and Brand Protection: Trademark clearance for branding and advertising purposes, domain name and gTLD management and enforcement, asset licensing and protection strategies, as well as trademark portfolio management and enforcement.