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Michael Cohen

mcohenMichael Cohen, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Mr. Cohen focuses his practice in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright licensing; counseling, prosecution, enforcement and litigation of trademark, trade dress, trade secret and copyright rights; technology transfer; IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions; internet/e-commerce counseling; domain name and website issues; and entertainment, media and advertising law, including negotiating and enforcing book, music and movie deals and royalty agreements. Prior to joining the Schwabe firm, Mr. Cohen was a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Mr. Cohen is one of the few Oregon attorneys to be named to the World's Leading Trademark Professionals list, as published by the UK-based World Trademark Review.  He has also been recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers for his Intellectual Property work every year since 2006.

While attending law school, Mr. Cohen served as the 1995-1996 Executive Editor for the Oregon Law Review. He received the Maxine Lee Award for editorial excellence displayed as a staff member in 1995 and the Frederic R. Merrill Award for the best student article published in 1996.

Mr. Cohen is a member of the Intellectual Property Sections of the Oregon and Washington State Bars, sits on the Executive Committee of the Computer & Internet Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and appointed to the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

He is also a member of the International Trademark Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), presenters of the Grammy Awards. Locally, Mr. Cohen sits on the board of directors for Oregon Creative Industries, as well as the board of directors and executive committee of the Portland Rose Festival Association. He is a member of the Oregon Media Production Association, and serves as a Project Leader for Hands on Portland, a volunteer service organization.

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