- Entertainment, Technology and Advertising
- Intellectual Property
- False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
- IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions
- Trade Secrets
- Trademark Applications and Prosecution
- Trademarks and Trade Dress
- Fashion, Apparel and Beauty
- Food and Beverage
- Video Game
|University ||University of Southern California, B.A., Cinema, cum laude, 1971 Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||George Washington Law School, J.D., 1976|
|Admitted||1976, 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.
Areas of Practice
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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Intent To Use - It’s Not The Thought That Counts
Edwin Komen, April 23, 2014
Bona fide intent, the sine qua non of non-use trademark applications, was given new meaning by the TTAB in a decision released unpublished February 21, 2014 but redesignated as precedent on March 26, 2014, thus placing at risk similar applications for oppositions and issued registrations for...
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