Noëlle Mouton - Romano Law

Noëlle Mouton

Graduate Law Clerk

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Noëlle Mouton is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she completed courses in Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Art Law, Media Law, and Corporate Law. She worked in UNC’s Intellectual Property Clinic, assisting clients with application filings, writing trademark opinions, and serving as assistant to the clinic director. Noëlle completed numerous pro bono projects with local and national organizations as well as a district attorney’s office internship.

Prior to law school, Noëlle received her BS from Berry College and went on to obtain agency representation for film and commercial work. She worked as an instructor and choreographer for several dance studios and as an actor and dancer for Disney Cruise Line.

At Romano Law, Noëlle specializes in entertainment, trademark, copyright, and corporate matters. She enjoys working with creative people, artists, and entrepreneurs.

In her free time, Noëlle enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, dancing, and consuming as much live theatre as possible.

Blog Entries

  • Confession of Judgment in New York

    Updated: January 25, 2022 A confession of judgment is an instrument used to secure the full payment of an agreed upon settlement amount.  It often arises when one party to a settlement agreement has concerns about the other party’s ability to provide full payment.  Usually, this is in instances where the settlement amount is broken


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  • Can You Trademark a Personal Name?

    Many people will use their personal name when naming their business.  This can be problematic because personal names are only eligible for trademark protection if they meet certain criteria. When Can a Personal Name Be Trademarked? A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies a brand.  It is a source identifier that


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  • Are You Protected from Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Lawsuits?

    Interest in cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology behind it has soared since the 2009 launch of bitcoin. However, as with any new and evolving area of law and regulation, cryptocurrency litigation risk is high. If you are interested in investing in cryptocurrency, offering your own currency, or developing technology using blockchain, it is crucial to


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  • Does Your Business Need a Privacy Policy or Terms and Conditions?

    Updated: October 13, 2021 Visit most websites and you are likely to see in the page footer mention of a privacy policy along with terms and conditions (also known as terms of service, terms of use or terms).  These statements may also appear when you are accessing restricted content or downloading software or an app.  Privacy policies


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  • How Can Trade Dress Law Protect Your Products and Services?

    Updated: October 13, 2021 Trade dress is a type of trademark right that protects the distinctive look and feel of a product or service that identifies and distinguishes the source of the product or service.  This may include elements such as the design, shape, layout and color scheme of the product or packaging.  Owners can


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  • Copyright and Choreography: Licensing Choreography in Theatrical Productions

    Why and When to License Choreography Licensing choreography has become more prevalent in recent years due to the emergence of YouTube, online streaming services, and social media, which make choreography more accessible and viewable to people worldwide.  Theatregoers expect the shows they see to look like what they see on Broadway, which makes licensing choreography


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  • Employer Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

    Updated: October 13, 2021 The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime and child labor rules for certain employees.  Generally, FLSA applies to all full and part-time workers unless they are exempt.  Covered employees must be paid at least the minimum wage and receive overtime pay of at least


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  • Copyright and Choreography: Protecting Choreography in Theatrical Productions

    Theatre is more than a structure with seats and a stage.  It is a visceral, immersive, and collective experience.  It is community.  Amidst the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, as productions remain closed, we realize how much we take the joy of live theatre for granted.  Thankfully, creators are not easily discouraged, and members of the


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  • Streaming and Licensing Live Theatre

    COVID-19’s Impact on Theatre and Theatre Workers As some industries inch toward normalcy amidst the pandemic, one industry that may be irrevocably changed by COVID is live theatre.  With the Broadway shutdown extended until at least May 2020, creators, producers and theatre professionals have tried to find inventive ways to monetize their work and keep


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