Nachele Hemphill

191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3800
Atlanta, GA 30303
D: 404.954.5032


Nachele Hemphill is an Intellectual Property Paralegal at Merchant and Gould. With 15 years of experience, Nachele ensures a smooth process for US and foreign trademark prosecution and efficiently helps clients file their trademarks. 

Dedicated to Supporting and Protecting Clients

Nachele knows that for clients, the most valuable asset of their company is their IP. They’ve worked incredibly hard to build and brand their businesses. That’s why Nachele works hard to ensure the owner of the trademarks is thoroughly protected.

Consumer protection is also a primary focus in Nachele’s work. She’s committed to consumers having a trustworthy experience when receiving products and services. Whatever messaging a brand conveys with their trademark, Nachele ensures that consumers receive a product or service that matches accurately with what they’re looking for.

Effective communication is essential to supporting each client. Nachele makes sure to keep each client informed about the trademark process, guiding them through each step and detail. From providing updates on their trademarks to ensuring deadlines are met, she aims to deliver clients a high-quality level of service where they feel fully supported.

Nachele is passionate about client development, helping each client grow and providing everyone with a positive experience. Her extensive knowledge allows her to provide comprehensive support to clients as they take concrete steps toward securing their trademarks. Clients know they’re in good hands with Nachele thanks to her warm, friendly demeanor and results-focused approach.

A Trademark Specialist

Navigating the world of intellectual property and trademarks requires comprehensive knowledge and a high level of competency in a diverse multitude of complex tasks. To be successful at meeting all the needs of clients and the legal team, Nachele employs her sophisticated organizational skills and keen eye for detail. Her duties include:

  • Filing U.S and International trademark applications with accurate information
  • Ensuring deadlines are met in a timely and efficient manner
  • Monitoring the entire trademark application process, including filing renewals to retain trademark rights
  • Reviewing specimens to prove the use of trademarks
  • Monitoring communications and next steps for trademark prosecution
  • Tracking upcoming tasks that need to be performed
  • Correctly following USPTO directions, as well as directions from foreign counsel


An IP and Trademark Enthusiast

Nachele was first introduced to the idea of becoming an Intellectual Property Paralegal by a mentor who encouraged her to pursue this career. Once Nachele got her foot in the door with IP law, she knew she’d found her passion. She thrives on the levels of trust and responsibility her role requires and loves providing excellent customer care while being a reliable guide for clients. 

After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Western New Mexico University, where she graduated cum laude, Nachele went on to obtain her Paralegal Certificate at Ashworth College. She recently decided to pursue a Master's Degree in Strategic Leadership Development.

In addition to her formal education, Nachele has a wide range of technical and team skills. From managing complex databases to innovating solutions, Nachele’s wide array of talents makes her an invaluable asset to the firm.

Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Nachele currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Outside of work, she coaches girls club volleyball. Nachele also enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband and children.  

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