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Drey Cooley

Drey Cooley

Business, Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Business Law...
  • Eastern District of Missouri, Illinois, Missouri, Southern District of Illinois, Western District of Missouri
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Summary

I am a Shareholder and Assistant General Counsel at Capes Sokol in St. Louis, Missouri. I am a corporate, intellectual property and litigation attorney, counseling and assisting business and individuals in a wide-variety of litigation, business/transactional, commercial real estate, employment, risk management, governance and intellectual property matters.

My business litigation practice largely consists of representing clients in commercial, fiduciary, trust, real estate and construction litigation (including mechanic's liens) in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

In my intellectual property practice, I assist businesses in the protection of their brands and intellectual property portfolios through trademark and copyright infringement litigation, as well as in actions in
front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). With a background in web development, I have a particular interest in litigation concerning domain names, e-commerce and internet-based trademark and copyright disputes. Aside from litigation, I also apply for, register and prosecute trademarks and copyrights on
behalf of individuals and businesses before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and U.S. Copyright Office and negotiate intellectual property agreements (including licensing, concurrent use and
coexistence agreements).

I also represent for-profit and non-profit businesses and individuals in commercial and high-value residential property tax appeals in front of County Boards of Equalization and the Missouri State Tax Commission. Many of these appeals involve claims of overvaluation or, with respect to non-profit corporations, tax exemptions. I am the author of MissouriRealEstateTaxAppeals.com, a blog discussing Missouri commercial real estate tax appeals and non-profit property tax exemption issues.

Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | Law
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Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. | Psychology
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Honors: With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Experience
Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Avoid Becoming a Trademark Bully: The Art of Writing Cease and Desist Letters
Journal of the Missouri Bar
Commercial Property Assessors Aren’t Always Right – That’s Why You Can Appeal Assessments
StlToday.com
Non-Profit Enterprises Take Heed: Your Property May Not Be Tax-Exempt
Nonprofit Missouri
Clearly Erroneous Review is Clearly Erroneous: Reinterpreting Illinois v. Gates and Advocating De Novo Review for a Magistrate’s Determination of Probable Cause in Applications for Search Warrants
Drake Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Civil Trial and Appellate Practice Update, Missouri Bar's 2015 Annual Law Update
Missouri Bar
Advanced Discovery Skills, National Business Institute
National Business Institute
Locating Companies for Due Diligence and Background Information, National Business Institute
National Business Institute
Effective and Dramatic Use of Exhibits at Trial, National Business Institute
National Business Institute
Compelling Closing Statements and Jury Instructions, National Business Institute
National Business Institute
Missouri Property Tax Update, Webinar
Lorman Education Services
Property Tax Disputes, Missouri Bar Webinar
Missouri Bar
Civil Trial and Appellate Practice Update, Missouri Bar's 2016 Annual Law Update
Missouri Bar
Civil Trial and Appellate Practice Update, Missouri Bar's 2017 Annual Law Update
Missouri Bar
Simplifying the Complex Case: Strategic Use of Pre-Trial and Dispositive Motions to Narrow the Issues, Bench & Bar
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Appellate Practice Update, Missouri Bar's 2018 Annual Law Update
Missouri Bar
Preserving Objections and Arguments for Appeal, Missouri Bar's 2018 Trial Experience Seminar
Missouri Bar
Advanced Civil Litigation
National Business Institute
Ethics for Real Estate Tax Attorneys
National Business Institute
Strategies for Contesting Real Estate Tax Appraisals
National Business Institute
Awards
Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
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Super Lawyers
Up & Coming Lawyer
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
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Super Lawyers
Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Top 30 Missouri Verdicts and Settlements
Missouri Lawyers Media
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Current
Federal Bar Association-St. Louis Chapter
Past-President
Current
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Current
Missouri Bar Association
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of Missouri
Illinois
Missouri
Southern District of Illinois
Western District of Missouri
7th Circuit
8th Circuit
11th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Employment Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Construction Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Business Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Website
Website
Missouri Real Estate Tax Appeals Blog
Blog
Trademark Law Blog
Contact & Map
Capes Sokol
7701 Forsyth Blvd., 12th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
USA
Telephone: (314) 505-5486
Fax: (314) 721-0554