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Michael Cohen Quoted in Billboard Magazine Regarding Journey Trademark Dispute

Michael Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group, provides his comments to BillBoard Magazine regarding the trademark dispute between the members of the classic rock band Journey. “While federal trademark registration can be important, Journey already had other ways to assert its rights to logos or song titles associated with the band that appear on merchandise….

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Cohen IP Law Group Obtains Dismissal Based on Lack of Personal Jurisdiction for Amazon Retail Client

In an Amazon patent infringement dispute, on February 21, 2023, the Central District of California dismissed a suit brought by a California company Laltitude, LLC against Cohen IP’s client, an Australian company JC Ingenium PTY LTD.   Laltitude sought declaratory relief for non-infringement of patent, unfair competition, and intentional interference against JC Ingenium an Amazon retailer….

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Michael Cohen interviewed regarding the USFL trademark dispute.

The United States Football League (USFL) is about to be reborn after it previously ended in the 80s.  Michael Cohen discusses with the hosts of Markcast, the controversy surrounding the names of the teams and the trademark implications associated with it.

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Popsugar Class Action Settlement

Cohen IP Law Group, PC announces the class action settlement for $2,115,000 in the matter of Batra v. Popsugar Inc., 4:18-cv-03752-HSG (N.D. Cal.), as well as O’Brien et. al. vs. Popsugar Inc., et al., 18CV329645 (Santa Clara Cty.). Michael N. Cohen of Cohen IP Law Group, PC, along with the firm Glancy Prongay & Murray…

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Michael Cohen Interviewed by KABC News 7 Regarding COVID-19 Contact Tracing API

Michael Cohen discusses with KABC News Channel 7 possible privacy concerns regarding Apple and Google’s recently developed contact tracing API in connection with the Coronavirus. 

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Michael Cohen Interviewed by Foundr.com About the Patenting Process

Foundr.com interviews Michael Cohen in an article that outlines the US patenting process entitled “How to Patent an Idea.  And Is it Really Worth it?”  The article discusses issues such as the types of patents available, the process, patenting costs, and enforcement issues. How to Patent an Idea. And Is it Really Worth it?

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USPTO Announces Extension Of Certain Patent And Trademark-Related Timing Deadlines Under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced extensions to the time allowed to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees. These actions are an exercise of temporary authority provided to the USPTO by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed by President Trump…

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Michael Cohen Interviewed by Business Insider Podcast “Brought to you by…” Regarding IP Issues of the Whoopee Cushion

What happens if you fail to file a patent on an invention or trademark for the name of your product?  Well, that is what likely happened with the Whoopee Cushion.  As iconic as it may be today, no successful patents or trademarks were ever filed, resulting in the Whoopee Cushion product to be used by…

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Michael Cohen Interviewed by Business Insider Podcast “Brought to you by…” Regarding IP Issues of the Whoopee Cushion

What happens if you fail to file a patent on an invention or trademark for the name of your product?  Well, that is what likely happened with the Whoopee Cushion.  As iconic as it may be today, no successful patents or trademarks were ever filed, resulting in the Whoopee Cushion product to be used by…

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USPTO Announces Extension Of Certain Patent And Trademark-Related Timing Deadlines Under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act

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Design Patent Term Extended to 15 Years

Design patents are a critical form of intellectual property for businesses to protect their product designs.  The prior term for design patents were fourteen (14)…

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Newt, SOPA, and the Cybersecurity Act of 2012

Much of the hoopla regarding SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” has died down during the past month and half.  Why?  The huge outcry by…

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