Aaron M. Cohn

Aaron Cohn 2016
Partner – Litigation

Phone: (305) 856-2444
E-mail: amc@katzbarron.com
Fax: (305) 285-9227
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Aaron Cohn is a partner in the litigation department in Katz Barron’s Miami office. His practice involves a variety of complex business and intellectual property matters, including contractual disputes, business torts, investment fraud, ownership disputes, trademark and copyright claims, false or deceptive advertising, and real estate litigation in state and federal court. He has represented public and private companies, investors, business owners, banks, developers, title companies, property owners, clubs, and trustees. Representative matters include:

  • Trial counsel in shareholder and manager dispute involving control of a limited liability company with significant capital assets
  • Trial counsel in foreclosure and fraud case against a real estate developer
  • Trial and appellate counsel in developer entitlement dispute
  • Lead counsel on numerous U.S. Patent and Trademark inter partes disputes (see below)
  • Attorney-of-record for numerous federal trademark registrations
  • Lead counsel in UCC lien foreclosure action
  • Lead counsel in numerous contractual and leasehold disputes
  • Lead counsel in legal malpractice case against two attorneys
  • Outside general counsel to major cigar manufacturer and distributor
  • Outside general counsel to legal publisher

Prior to joining Katz Barron, Mr. Cohn was an associate at Holland & Knight LLP and president of Cohn Law, P.A.

Areas of Practice

  • Business litigation
  • Outside general counsel
  • Contracts
  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Internet
  • Privacy
  • Trade Secrets
  • False Advertising
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • Investment Fraud
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Private Equity Clubs

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • California
  • S. Appeals Court, Ninth Circuit
  • S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • S. District Court, Central District of California

Education

  • George Washington University School of Law (JD)
  • London School of Economics (MSc)
  • University of California, Berkeley (BA)

Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • The California Bar
  • Trustee-Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • LegalMax Attorney Resource Group
  • Ivy

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected as a “South Florida Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2016

Published Articles & Books

  • Trademark Smart: 5 Tips for Choosing and Protecting Your New Product Name, LinkedIn, December 2015
  • Creating a Trademarkable Brand Name, Brightmark (New York), December 2015
  • Raising Capital Through Factoring Accounts Receivable, Daily Business Review (Miami), August 2014
  • Foreclosure Law: A Primer on California’s One-Action Rule and Anti-Deficiency Provisions, The Practical Real Estate Lawyer (American Law Institute), January 2013
  • Ethical Conduct in Banking and Finance Chapter, Corporate Compliance Answer Book, Practicing Law Institute, 2012-13 Edition
  • Implementing Institutional Controls at Brownfields and Other Contaminated Sites, California Chapter, American Bar Association, May 2012
  • Attorney-Client Privilege: Beware the Hazards of Electronic Communication, The Daily Journal, January 10, 2012
  • When An Agency’s Agreement with a Developer Requires Environmental Review Under CEQA, The Daily Journal, June 13, 2011
  • Encouraging Alternative Modes of Transit, The Daily Journal, January 5, 2010

Representative U.S. Patent and Trademark Inter Partes Disputes:

  • Namib Brand Investments Ltd. v. VCN Technology, Inc., Opposition No. 91225612 (T.T.A.B.) (Lead counsel for applicant)
  • Trendsettah USA, Inc. v. David Anger, Opposition No. 91225633 (T.T.A.B.) (Lead counsel for opposer)
  • Blow, LLC v. Blow Canada, Inc., Cancellation No. 92062044 (T.T.A.B.) (Lead counsel for petitioner)
  • Trendsettah USA, Inc. v. Smoke Inn, LLC et al., Cancellation No. 92062052 (T.T.A.B.) (Lead counsel for petitioner)
  • Trendsettah USA, Inc. v. Winford H. Figaro, Opposition No. 91223341 (T.T.A.B.) (Lead counsel for opposer)
  • Hits from the Bong, Inc. v. Akrum Alrahib et al., Cancellation No. 92060645 (T.T.A.B.) (Lead counsel for respondent and intervener)
  • Drew Estate Holding Co. v. Akrum Alrahib et al., Opposition No. 91219363 (T.T.A.B.) (Lead counsel for applicant)

 

 

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