Edwin Komen: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Edwin Komen


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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment, Technology and Advertising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
  • IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Applications and Prosecution
  • Trademarks and Trade Dress
  • Communications
  • Fashion, Apparel and Beauty
  • Food and Beverage
  • Video Game
University University of Southern California, B.A., Cinema, cum laude, 1971 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolGeorge Washington Law School, J.D., 1976
Admitted1976, Virginia (inactive); 1977, District of Columbia; 1985, California


•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Bar Association of the District of Columbia

•Member, Previous Chair, Copyright Office Affairs Committee 303 of the ABA

•Previous Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Council Member, Copyright Committee of the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section, Bar Association of the District of Columbia

•Previous Chair, Young Lawyers Section, Publications Committee, Bar Association of D.C.

•Member, Previous Trustee, Copyright Society of the USA

•Member of Board of Editors for the Journal of the Copyright Society.


Mr. Komen is a partner in the Entertainment, Technology and Advertising and the Intellectual Property Practice Groups. He is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and shares time with the Century City and New York City offices. His global practice includes all aspects of copyright, trademark and unfair competition law as well as personality rights under the laws of publicity, privacy and defamation with a particular emphasis on motion picture, media, advertising and technology companies -- encompassing counseling and negotiations on both transactional and contested matters. He practices extensively before the United States Copyright Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Mr. Komen maintains a full spectrum worldwide copyright and trademark practice with extensive background knowledge of the rules and regulations governing practice and procedure before the United States Copyright Office and United States Patent and Trademark Office including the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.


•Top Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012-2014

•Young Lawyer of the Year, 1982


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Laches, Statutes of Limitations and Raging Bull: The Supreme Court Re-Emphasizes The Pitfalls Of Delay In Copyright Cases
Edwin Komen,Dylan J. Price, July 15, 2014
In Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., 572 U.S. -- (2014), the United States Supreme Court addressed the role that the equitable defense of laches - i.e., a plaintiff’s unreasonable and prejudicial delay in commencing suit - plays in relation to a claim of copyright infringement filed...

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Edwin Komen

Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314


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