Practice Areas

Intellectual Property


Brown University (B.A. 1984)

Northwestern University School of Law  (J.D. 1988)

Bar Admissions

New York

U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

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Adam M. Cohen

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Tel: 212.519.5146
Fax: 212.245.3009

Adam M. Cohen is a partner in the firm and chairs the firm's Intellectual Property practice group.  He regularly represents clients with respect to all aspects of intellectual property law (trademark, copyright, trade secret, patent licensing and litigation, publicity and privacy rights) in a variety of industry sectors including apparel and footwear, publishing, art, media and entertainment, toys, restaurants and food, consumer products, law enforcement and military products, advertising, public relations, luxury goods, software and technology and sports.

Among other endeavors on behalf of clients, Mr. Cohen is involved in the procurement, protection and conveyance of intellectual property through licensing, acquisition and sale, joint ventures, franchising, assignments and other intellectual property transactions, general intellectual property counseling, the prosecution of trademark and copyright registration applications, intellectual property litigation before the federal and state trial and appellate courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and various arbitration associations, the rendering of formal legal opinions and general commercial counseling.

Prior to law school, Mr. Cohen worked as a magazine editor and freelance writer.

Memberships and Associations

Association of the Bar of the City of New York,
       Past Member, Art Law Committee
International Trademark Association
Board of Directors, Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. a not-for-profit arts organization

Awards and Distinctions

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - New York Metro Edition 2015

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Speaking Engagements

  •  Adam Cohen, Panelist, "Trademark Trolls" 2012 International Trademark Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Adam Cohen, Panelist “EASLS Arts Law Panel” ColumbiaLawSchool
  •  Adam Cohen, Moderator “Lawyers on the Clock. The 12 legal issues you need to knowAssociation of Independent Commercial Producers Annual Meeting
  • Adam Cohen, Seminar Leader “Gray Markets: Brand Strategy and Emerging MarketsInternational Trademark Association Annual Conference

    Representative Engagements

  • IP counsel to largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America
  • U.S. counsel to UK based multi-location nationwide fashion apparel retail chain
  • Represented world famous lifestyle apparel brand in multiple inter partes opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board relating to core marks
  • Represented prominent jeans brand in federal trademark litigation
  • Represented retail chain in connection with business method patent claims asserted against it
  • Represented prominent athletic footwear brand in an inter partes opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board relating to core trademark
  • Represented world famous lifestyle apparel brand in acquisition of apparel brand
  • Represented UK based apparel and retail company in asserting copyright claims against infringers in the United States
  • Counsel to prominent NYC based contemporary art gallery and the gallery’s world famous contemporary artists
  • IP counsel to well known trade magazine publisher
  • Represented prominent authors in negotiations with major publishers over electronic book rights
  • Represented consumer products company in asserting patent, copyright and trademark claims against infringers relating to world famous branded products