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Michael Cohen

Law Firm: Cohen IP Law Group, P.C.
Phone: (310) 288-4500

Specialties / Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation

Bio

Mr. Cohen is the founder and principal of the Cohen IP Law Group, P.C.  Mr. Cohen's practice is focused on matters involving intellectual property, business and  entertainment law.  He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark  Office as a patent attorney and is experienced in all phases of IP litigation relating to patent infringement validity and enforceability, trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and interference with contractual relations.  Mr. Cohen also specializes in matters involving UDRP proceedings, cybersquatting, and other domain name issues, and has successfully obtained preliminary injunctions against cybersquatters.  

Mr. Cohen is also active in rendering patent and trademark validity and infringement opinions in a wide range of technical disciplines.  He has argued and prepared motions and briefs in proceedings before the United States District Courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board (TTAB), as well as appellate practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).  

He regularly counsels clients in entertainment transactions and IP transactional matters including licensing options and strategies, joint development, service provider and confidentiality agreements in addition to Internet-based terms of use and privacy policy statements.   Mr. Cohen is frequently retained by entertainment and business law firms to handle specialized matters involving their client's patent and trademark portfolios and to resolve infringement disputes.

Education & Admissions

  • United States Federal Patent Bar, registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Bar of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C
  • United States District Court - Northern District of California
  • United States District Court - Central District of California
  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts, Emphasis Biological and Chemical Sciences
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

Awards and Recognition

  • Ranked among the Top Trademark Firms in U.S., Intellectual Property Today Magazine, May 2009 and 2010
  • Paul W. Wildman Scholar

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Intellectual Property Division
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association - Intellectual Property Section
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

COURSE PREVIEW

Trademark Basics for the Business Lawyer

Michael Cohen provides a thorough overview of the trademark process ? from the benefits of federal registration to trademark selection and c...

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