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  1. Trademark Application: 26%
    13 years, 700 cases
  2. Patent Application: 26%
    15 years, 100 cases
  3. Trademark: 20%
    13 years, 25 cases
  4. Patent Infringement: 20%
    13 years, 20 cases
  5. Other: 8%
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Hourly ($300-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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  • Christopher Charles Barsness

    I have known and worked with Michael for over 15 years. He is always professional in his law practice and has an excellent understanding of business, intellectual property, and how their issues are often interrelated. I have worked with him on a number of these types of issues for various clients. I also hired his firm to assist companies I was working with for their intellectual property needs. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Christopher Barsness Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cohen IP Law Group, PC

5455 Wilshire Blvd. #2100
Los Angeles, CA, 90036

Cohen IP Law Group PC

7545 Irvine Center Drive,
Irvine, CA, 92618



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today Magazine2012
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today Magazine2011
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today Magazine2010
Top Trademark FirmsIntellectual Property Today Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalCohen IP Law Group, PC2006 - Present
AttorneyLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith2004 - 2006
AttorneyTrojan Law Office2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeLicensed with the USPTO2001 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitLicensedN/A
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaLicensedN/A
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaLicensedN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Infostream Group, Inc. v. Avid Life Media, Inc. et aFavorable settlement for client
KOI Group, Inc. v. KOKA, LLC et alJudgement for client
Hidroservice Engenharia LTDA v. Luca MuellerTransfer of domain to client
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Wall Street JournalIn Shift, Pinterest Says to Pin Your Own Stuff2012
California Apparel News"LA Based Wildfox Couture Pulls Goods After Hells Angels Lawsuit"2011
Portfolio Media (Law360)Trademarks May Help Companies Skirt Patent Woes2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
Arizona State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Radio InterviewRedskins Trademark Decision with the TTAB2014
MCLETrademark Primer for the Business Lawyer, Attorney Credits2010
Nanotechnology and Clean Technology ForumNanotechnology and Clean Technology2008
KSRO AM/CNNUS Supreme Court's Ruling Impacting Internet Pornography2008
Blogtalkradio.comTrademark and IP Ownership2008
Canberra Australia Business Council, Canberra, AustraliaIP and Business Issues for the Australian Technology Company's Entry to the US Market2007
BBC News RadioLegal Ramifications of Robert Sillerman's stake in the Elvis Presley Enterprises2006