Bradley L. Cohn

Phone: 312-554-7953

Email: bcohn@pattishall.com

Bio

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude), 1994
  • Duke University (B.A., cum laude with distinction, 1989 )

Bar Admissions

Illinois

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Honors & Awards

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Representative Trials, Appeals & Litigation

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Bradley L. Cohn

''Bradley...[knows] how best to present a case to a trial judge; he combines this with a gift for distilling an argument down to a compelling narrative.''






Bradley Cohn concentrates his practice in the field of trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, false advertising, right of publicity, and advertising and marketing law. Before entering private practice, Bradley served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Anne C. Conway of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Bradley represents companies in a wide range of industries, including fashion, petroleum, household furnishings, industrial equipment, computer hardware, restaurant and hospitality, food, alcoholic beverages, financial consulting and investment, automotive, and telecommunications. He has tried cases and litigated around the country, in state and federal court, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and before the National Advertising Division and National Advertising Review Board of the Better Business Bureau.

Bradley served as a Director for the Chicago Bar Association's 9,000-member Young Lawyers Section and is past chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Professional Responsibility Committee. For ten years he was an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law, where he taught an advanced seminar on trademark law.

Bradley has written and spoken on intellectual property, advertising, and litigation issues, including trademark enforcement and prosecution strategies, copyright fair use, product placement, trademark dilution, keyword advertising, environmental and "green" marketing claims, advertising claim substantiation, and puffery.

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine : Selected as an "IP Star"
  • 2016 Leading Lawyers : Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois
  • 2016 World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 : "Bradley Cohn...used to clerk in the Federal Court and thus has insider knowledge on how best to present a case to a trial judge; he combines this with a gift for distilling an argument down to a compelling narrative."
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property
  • 2015 The Legal 500 United States : Recognized for trademark litigation experience
  • 2015 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine : Selected as an "IP Star"
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation and Media & Advertising
  • 2014 Leading Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition : Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Copyright & Trademark Law and Advertising & Media Law for the State of Illinois
  • 2014 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine : Selected as an "IP Star"
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 2013 IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine : Selected as an "IP Star"
  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Super Lawyer"
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers : An Illinois "Super Lawyer"
  • 2011 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education : Recipient of the 2011 Above and Beyond Award in recognition and appreciation of contributions of pro bono legal services
  • 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine : An Illinois "Super Lawyer"
  • 2010 Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property
  • 2010 Law & Politics : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2010 Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 2009 Law & Politics : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2008 Law & Politics : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law
  • 2007 Law & Politics : An Illinois "Super Lawyer" in Intellectual Property Law

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Representative Trials, Appeals & Litigation

  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC v. North Shore Imports, L.L.C., Case No. 8:16-cv-00942-T-24-MAP (M.D. Fla. 2016) (permanent injunction granted) (Counterfeiting, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition)
  • Bayer Consumer Care AG et al. v. Belmora LLC, No. 15-1335 (4th Circuit 2016) (reversing lower court's decision to dismiss client's complaint) (Unfair Competition, False Advertising, Misrepresentation)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC v. Euro-Star Industries, 3:14-cv-01611-JBA (D. Conn. 2015, Judge Arterton) (permanent injunction granted) (Unfair Competition, False Advertising)
  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC v. Deeds Performance and Joshua Deeds, 2:14-cv-08517-BRO-AJW (C.D. Ca. 2015, Judge O'Connell) (permanent injunction and award of $200,000 plus attorneys' fees granted) (Counterfeiting, Trademark Infringement, False Advertising)
  • Tuff-Wall, Inc. v. The Sherwin-Williams Company, 2:13-cv-00099-KS-MTP (S.D. Miss. 2013, Judge Starrett) (Trademark)
  • TT of Sand Lake, Inc. d/b/a Central Florida Chrysler Jeep Dodge, a Florida Corporation v. Classified Ventures, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company d/b/a cars.com, Case No. 2013-CA-003441-O (Judge Blackwell) (Breach of Contract, Constructive Fraud, Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices)
  • Kohler Co. v. Masco Corporation of Indiana, Cancellation No. 92053940 (TTAB 2012) (Trademark)
  • Illinois Tool Works Inc. v. Prestone Products Corporation, Case No. 4:2011-cv-03372 (S.D. Tex. 2011, Judge Gilmore) (Advertising)
  • Ashley Furniture Inds. v. Laura Ashley, American Arbitration Association (AAA) Case No. 51133Y0105608 (Trademark, Breach of Contract)
  • World Wide Sales, Inc. v. Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Case No. 1:2008-cv-01198 (N.D. Ill. 2009, Judge Kennelly) (granting summary judgment for defendant on trademark infringement and fraud claims) (Trademark Infringement)

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Professional Activities

  • International Trademark Association : Member, Government Officials Training Committee (2016-2017)
  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education : Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee : Chair ( 2011-2012)
  • Chicago Bar Association Professional Responsibility Committee : Legislative Liaison
  • Chicago Bar Association : Member
  • Illinois Bar Association : Member
  • American Bar Association : Member
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago : Member
  • CBA Young Lawyers Section : Former Director
  • CBA Young Lawyers Section Intellectual Property Committee : Former Chair

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Representative Publications

  • "Trick or Tweet? FTC Cracks Down on Disguised Endorsements," Pattishall Insights (October 2015)
  • Author of all three chapters on trademark and unfair competition law in the Intellectual Property Law Handbook, published by IICLE.
  • Co-author, "You Wrote It, But Who Owns It? An Overview of Copyright Law," published by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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Representative Presentations

  • "Emerging Trends in Advertising Law," U.S. headquarters of a Fortune Global 500 company (January 2013)
  • "Ethical Issues in Trademark Clearance and Investigations", John Marshall Law School's Ethics in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law program, Chicago, IL (May 2009)
  • "Developments in Trademark Law," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Intellectual Property Short Course, Chicago, IL (December 2008)

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

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