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Michael N. Cohen

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9025 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301

Beverly Hills, California 90211

Tel +1.310.288.4500

Fax +1.310.246.9980

Bar Admissions

  • Federal Patent Bar, registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002
  • State Bar of California, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court – District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Ohio

Education

  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts, Emphasis Biological and Chemical Sciences
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Division
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section
  • American Chemical Society
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Jewish Federation, EMET Legal Division

Michael N. Cohen

Mr. Cohen is the founder and principal attorney of the Cohen IP Law Group, P.C.  He represents Fortune 500 and midsize companies, as well as emerging startups and entrepreneurs.  Mr. Cohen is an AV® Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, ranked a Super Lawyer® by Thomson Reuters, and has been a legal commentator and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, BBC, Entertainment Tonight as well as other press for IP matters.

 

Mr. Cohen’s practice largely involves intellectual property prosecution and litigation particularly in patent and trademark matters, as well as other business litigation and transactional matters.  Mr. Cohen represents and counsels clients in high technology, mechanical arts, manufacturing, fashion, retail, commerce and various service industries. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney and is an experienced litigator in all phases of IP and business litigation.  He has achieved significant judgments and outcomes in and out of court for both his prosecution and defense clients such as setting aside a $1.3 million dollar judgment against one of the largest companies in the world.

 

Mr. Cohen also specializes in Internet and domain name disputes including UDRP proceedings and cybersquatting 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).

 

Prior to the creation of his law office, Mr. Cohen was an attorney at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, ranked among the largest law firms in the United States.  During law school, Mr. Cohen prepared patent applications covering diabetic monitoring devices for Medtronic MiniMed.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND INTERVIEWS

AWARDS

  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum, 2018 certified as member
  • AV® Rated Peer Reviewed Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell 2017 and 2018
  • California Trademark Infringement Law Firm of the Year, Global Law Experts®, 2016 and 2017
  • Southern California, Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2019
  • Member of Order of Distinguished Attorneys, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Ranked among the Top U.S. Trademark Firms in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 Intellectual Property Today Magazine
  • Paul W. Wildman Scholar
  • Finalist, National Trial Competition

Representative Cases

 

  • Unite Eurotherapy v. Walgreens Co.: Successfully represented Walgreens against allegations of intentional interference with contractual relations and unfair competition claims, leading to a highly successful settlement.

 

  • Design Collection v. Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc, et al.: Successfully represented Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. against allegations of copyright infringement and other claims resulting in a favorable settlement for Kohl’s.

 

  • Beats Electronics, LLC v. J. Dangoor Investments, et al.: Counterfeit claims brought by Apple/Beats. We successfully set aside a default judgment of $1.3 million dollars. This case resulted in a favorable settlement agreement for our clients.

 

  • Microsoft Corporation v. Anytime Techies, et al.: Represented defendant against Microsoft alleged to have engaged in trademark infringement, false advertising, cybersquatting, and other related claims. A highly favorable confidential settlement was reached for our client.

 

  • Cram v. Universal Pictures, et al: Represented plaintiff in trade dress and unfair competition claims against Universal. Resulting in a favorable settlement for plaintiff.

 

  • Reflex Media v. Internet Labz: Represented plaintiff, owner of misstravel.com,  and obtained a $309,600 judgment against defendants for copyright and trade dress infringement.

 

  • Skecher USA v. Eliya: Successfully represented defendant Bernie Mev against allegations of patent and trade dress infringement involving shoe designs resulting in a favorable settlement for clients.

 

  • Moroccanoil vs. Royal Moroccan: Represented defendants against trademark infringement and unfair competition claims against a highly litigious plaintiff.  Upon wining motion in limines just prior to trial, plaintiff was forced to settle in a highly favorable confidential settlement agreement for our client.

 

  • Estate of Michael Jackson vs. Heal the World Foundation: Represented defendants in a trademark infringement action against the executors and estate of Michael Jackson, resulting in a favorable confidential settlement.

 

  • Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc. vs. Upscale Homeless: Represented defendant, a start-up clothing line against a movie studio for allegations of copyright and trademark infringement. Obtained favorable settlement and dismissal of all monetary claims.

 

  • Inhale, Inc. vs. Oglesby & Butler, et al.: Represented defendant Better Life Products, Inc. for allegations of trademark infringement and cyber piracy resulting in favorable settlement and dismissal of all monetary claims.

 

  • Gorilla Nation Media, LLC vs. Media Mayhem Corporation: Represented defendant, a marketing and media company against claims of breach of contract and unfair business practices. Resulting in favorable confidential settlement and dismissal of monetary claims.

 

  • Sleep Innovations, Inc. vs. Sinomax USA: Represented defendant, a Chinese manufacturer of mattresses, in connection with claims of trademark and trade dress infringement. Resulted in favorable confidential settlement and dismissal of monetary claims.

 

  • Sierra Network, Inc. v. Nader Faraji et al.: Represented plaintiff against counterfeit infringement of Al Fakher hookah tobacco. Resulted in obtaining an injunction and damages against defendant.

 

  • Yuyama Manufacturing vs. JVM Co., Ltd.: Represented defendants, a Korean manufacturer of medical devices, in a multimillion dollar patent infringement litigation spanning several years across multiple countries. Resulted in defense verdict and attorney fees for Defendants.

Past and Present Representative Clients

  • Walgreens
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • HAAN, Corporation
  • Hyundia-Kia Motors
  • Tecogen, Inc.
  • Al Fakher Tobacco
  • Sinomax Enterprises Ltd
  • Infostream Group, Inc.
  • JVM Co. Ltd.
  • Atlantis Energy, LLC
  • EMI Software, LLC
  • Green Tech, Corp.
  • 1 Advanced Technologies, LLC
  • We Are The Fallen
  • The 88
  • Damon Wayans
  • Nigel Lythgoe
  • Night Ranger
  • Sick Puppies
  • Villa San Juliette Holdings, LLC
  • Eurocinema, LLC
  • Urasawa
  • KOI Group, LLC
  • Bonfit America, LLC
  • Bandai, Inc.