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 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

  • 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.


Practice Focus
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Unfair Competition

  • Business, Commercial & Contract Disputes

  • Trade Secret Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Employment Litigation

  • Technology & Internet

  • IP Licensing


  • Technology

  • Food & beverage

  • Software

  • Media

  • Retail

  • Footwear & apparel

  • Entertainment

  • Manufacturing & distribution

  • Transportation



Community & Professional

Community & Professional
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    • High-Performing Committee Member, Honoree
    • Law Firm Management Subcommittee, Chair
    • Leadership Development Committee
    • Enforcement Committee
    • Leadership Meeting, Past Co-Chair 
  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section (ABA-IPL)
    • Chair of the Trademark Legislation Committee, 2022-2023
    • Past Chair, Trial and Appellate Rules Committee
    • Past Chair, Trade Secrets Committee
  • Trademark Litigation Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA-IPL)
    • Vice Chair, 2022-2023
    • Vice Co-Chair, 2021-2022
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Temple University Academy of Advocacy, Fellow
  • PA Bar Institute, Intellectual Property Law Institute, Co-Chair
  • 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


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

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


  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Jersey


International Trademark Association (INTA), High-Performing Committee Member

Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2021-2023

Chambers USA, Intellectual Property

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent

World Trademark Review WTR1000, Enforcement and Litigation, 2018

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2009-Present

CNBC Commentary, Cutting-edge IP

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