Biography

Barry Cohen focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, unfair competition, business, commercial and contract disputes, trade secret litigation, employment litigation, technology and internet, and IP licensing. He has proudly represented clients across many industries including technology, food and beverage, software, media, retail, footwear and apparel, entertainment, manufacturing and distribution and transportation.

Client Experience

  • The world’s largest HR solutions company

  • An international public logistics company

  • A leading trade organization representing the IP rights of international software companies

  • A famous apparel and footwear manufacturer

  • A regional wire manufacturer and distributor

  • A national food manufacturer

  • A renowned national golfing organization

  • Branded consumer goods companies

  • A public biotech company

  • A leading medical publisher

  • Multi-generational family businesses

  • Multi-state real estate development companies

  • Publicly traded Fortune 100 company

Representative Matters

  • Represented a family office in connection with its $3 million investment in a direct indexing financial services company.
  • Represented a network of veterinary hospitals in connection with the purchase of seven veterinary hospitals for approximately $20.5 million and the related $17 million acquisition financing.

Personal Insights

My Greatest Strengths
  • Developing a litigation strategy that maximizes our clients' goals with a detailed understanding of their business.

  • Quickly understanding and then solving our clients' litigation problems.

  • Maximizing our clients' litigation positions to achieve their short and long-term goals.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW
  • I have been appointed Vice Co-Chair of the Trademark Litigation Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) for the 2021-2022 term.

  • I have been ranked by Chambers & Partners as a leading Intellectual Property attorney.

  • I am ranked AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • I am recognized by the World Trademark Review WTR1000 for enforcement and litigation.

  • I am recognized by Best Lawyers.

  • I have been selected by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers every year since 2009, and in 2012 was a Top 100 Attorney in Pennsylvania.

  • I have been called upon by CNBC to provide commentary on cutting-edge IP issues.

  • I am a Fellow of the Temple University Academy of Advocacy.

  • I am a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

  • I serve as an Arbitrator in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Court

WHAT MAKES ME UNIQUELY ME 
  • While I can’t believe my twins are already juniors in college, I try to swim and run in hopes of reversing time.

  • I have a “little brother” from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia, who is a West Point graduate and a current Major with U.S. Army Rangers.

Focus

Practice Focus
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Unfair Competition

  • Business, Commercial & Contract Disputes

  • Trade Secret Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Employment Litigation

  • Technology & Internet

  • IP Licensing

INDUSTRIES

  • Technology

  • Food & beverage

  • Software

  • Media

  • Retail

  • Footwear & apparel

  • Entertainment

  • Manufacturing & distribution

  • Transportation

News

News
Publications

Community & Professional

Community & Professional
  • Trademark Litigation Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) Appointed Vice Co-Chair for the 2021-2022 term

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Temple University Academy of Advocacy, Fellow
  • International Trademark Association – Law Firm Management Subcommittee, Chair. Leadership Development Committee, Past Member
  • PA Bar Institue, Intellectual Property Law Institute, Co-Chair
  • International Trademark Association – Enforcement Committee, Member
  • International Trademark Association, Leadership Meeting, Past Co-Chair 
  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, Past Chair, Trial and Appellate Rules Committee
  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, Past Chair, Trade Secrets Committee
  • AIPPI World IP Congress (Boston 2008) – Member, Host Committee  
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section, Past Chair
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Intellectual Property Advisory Committee, Member
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Intellectual Property Committee, Past Chair
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of Philadelphia, Past Board Member
  • Temple Inn of Court, Past Barrister

Education

J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1993

B.A., Economics & History, Emory University, 1990

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Honors

Chambers USA, Intellectual Property

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent

World Trademark Review WTR1000, Enforcement and Litigation

Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2021

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2009-Present

CNBC Commentary, Cutting-edge IP

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