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Robert Philip Cogan

Robert Philip Cogan

Continuum Law
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks ...
  • California, District of Columbia, Ohio
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Extensive experience in patents, high tech business, all software matters, and international transactions. Providing established companies and startups with clear legal advice on which sound business decisions may be based. Extensive in-house experience working with line and executive management to solve operating and strategic problems. Operating management experience. Frequent lecturer before professional groups and CLE classes.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art
Undergraduate Degree | Electrical Engineering
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George Washington Univ LS
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Continuum Law
United States Patent and Trademark Office
State Bar of California
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 225193
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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District of Columbia
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Computer Law
  • Government Contracts
Legal Answers
Q. I need to know if I can use my mother's first husband's name in my screenplay without his permission.
A: Writing about a living person can raise issues of defamation, right of publicity, and false light, among others. There are many ways to do it wrong and a few ways to do it right. Some details may just have to be left out. A more complete statement of facts and a careful analysis by an attorney would be required.
Q. My former employer purchased my shares under the fake pretense that the shares were valued lower than they really were.
A: This is America. You can always sue someone. The actual question is whether suing will get you a good result for a price that does not exceed the amount you are seeking. Proving low valuation and fake pretense can be difficult. A detailed set of facts must be reviewed.
Q. Can I use word "Minnie" in my brand title, brand logo. I only use "Minnie", not "Minnie Mouse", is it ok?
A: There is not enough information to answer this. However, you should think about whether your use will evoke thoughts of Minnie Mouse when viewed by consumers.
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San Diego, CA 92101
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