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Darren B. Cohen

Darren B. Cohen


Darren provides counsel to advertising agencies and brand owners on all matters of trademark and copyright law, including clearance, prosecution, licenses, assignments, settlement agreements, and domain name disputes, as well as Customs issues.  In addition, Darren has overseen the establishment and maintenance of programs designed to secure and protect thousands of domestic and international trademarks. 

Darren is recommended for his experience on the brand strategy front and for advising advertising clients on trademark matters by The Legal 500 directory since 2007. According to The Legal 500 - United States (2009 Edition), Darren is the driving force behind the trademark group, offering counseling to a multitude of advertising agencies and brand owners on all matters of trademark law.

Darren is a member of the Social and Digital Media Task Force. He co-authored the Trademarks chapter of the Social Media White Paper entitled "A Legal Guide to the Commercial Risks and Rewards of the Social Media Phenomenon."

Employment History

  • 2004 - Reed Smith 
  •  - Hall Dickler LLP (combined with Reed Smith in 2004) 
    • Head of the Trademark Department 
  •  -  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Trademark Examiner/Advisor 
    • Duties included substantive and procedural review of trademark applications, counseling on matters involving trademark prosecution, and practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Honors & Awards

  • Awarded the Department of Commerce Bronze Star for excellence