Niki Ikahihifo-Bender

Associate She / Her / Hers
Niki Ikahihifo-Bender counsels and represents clients on a full range of domestic and international intellectual property matters. Her practice includes helping companies of all sizes grow their brands through trademark clearance, selection, use, registration, licensing, and enforcement, as well as copyright registration, licensing, and enforcement. Niki also litigates trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent cases. Her clients' industries include art, fashion, fitness, retail, restaurants, software, pharmaceutics, and biotechnology.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Niki maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented refugees in asylum applications, helped non-profit dance schools to overcome music copyright issues, and successfully registered trademarks and copyrights for small businesses. During law school, Niki volunteered with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Duke Law Innocence Project.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Consumer Protection and Intellectual Property Member; Young Lawyers Division, Entertainment and Sports Industry and Intellectual Property Law Committees

New York State Bar Association


Co-author, "When Courts Allow Changes to Hatch-Waxman 30 Month Stay," Law360, September 10, 2018



Duke University School of Law (J.D. 2016)
Editor-in-Chief, Alaska Law Review
Staff and Online and Technical Editor, Duke Law and Technology Review

Duke University Graduate School (M.A. 2016)

New York University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2012)


Conversant in Japanese



New York