Adam M. Cohen is a partner in the firm and chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. He regularly represents clients in all aspects of intellectual property law (trademark and branding, copyright, trade secret, patent licensing and litigation, publicity and privacy rights) in a variety of industry sectors including fashion apparel and footwear, retail, contemporary art, publishing, media and entertainment, restaurants and food, consumer products, law enforcement and military products, advertising and commercial production, public relations, luxury goods, software and technology.
Adam regularly acts as outside general counsel to clients and, in such capacity, quarterbacks all of their legal needs by marshaling the broad resources of the firm. He specializes in assisting brands to act strategically and proactively. He has deep ties to the industries in which he practices. During his career he has helped countless companies succeed by giving clients one-stop shopping and a multi-disciplinary approach.
Among other endeavors, Adam 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; 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; general commercial counseling; and the prosecution of trademark and copyright registration applications,.
Adam speaks and writes regularly on intellectual property and industry specific issues. He has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – New York Metro Edition for the years 2013-2020.
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, Fashion Law Committee
and past member, Art Law Committee
Member of PAIAM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market)
Member of International Trademark Association
Member of 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 2013-2018
Adam Cohen, Panelist, “Trademark Trolls” International Trademark Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
Adam Cohen, Panelist “EASLS Arts Law Panel” Columbia Law School
Adam Cohen, Moderator “Lawyers on the Clock. The 12 legal issues you need to know” Association of Independent Commercial Producers Annual Meetings
Adam Cohen, Seminar Leader “Gray Markets: Brand Strategy and Emerging Markets” International Trademark Association Annual Conference
IP counsel to largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America
U.S. counsel to UK based global fashion apparel retail chain
Counsel to world leading NYC based contemporary art gallery and the gallery’s internationally renowned contemporary artists
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
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