Shlomo Cohen

Shlomo Cohen
Shlomo Cohen


Born: Israel

Languages: English, Hebrew and French

Admitted: Israel Bar, 1973

Education: Tel Aviv University (LL.B., 1971; LL.M., 1973); from New York University (LL.M. Trade Regulation; J.S.D., 1976); University of Brussels (Diploma)

Teaching:Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law (1976-1995); Adjunct Professor, Hebrew University School of Law, Jerusalem (1980-1992); Adjunct Professor, Tel-Aviv University School of Law (1988- ).

Highlights: President, Israel Bar Association (1999-2007); Chairman, Justice Ministry Committee to Revise the Registered Designs Act (1985-1990); Member, Justice Ministry Committees to Revise the Patent and Copyright Acts (1985-1995); Israeli Representative to WIPO Convention to Draft Treaty for the Protection of Semiconductor Chip Design (1989); Founder and president (1998-2006), Licensing Executives Society Israel Chapter; Board member, International Trademark Association (1994-1996). Chairman, Public Committee for the Protection of Privacy; Board member (two terms), Israel Civil Rights Association; Founding member, Betselem, human rights watch organization.

Membership: INTA; IPO; AIPPI; AIPLA; ECTA; LESI; ALAI; Israel Press Council

Publications: Israel Chapter, "International Design Protection", ed: Clive Thorne, Globe Law and Business, p.191, 2012; "Jurisdiction over Cross-Border Internet Infringements", 20 EIPR 294, 1998; "GATT: a TRIPS in the right direction", Trademark World, January 1995; Israel Chapter, "Worldwide Trademark Transfers", Clark-Boardman, 1992; "Securities Interest in Intellectual Property in Israel" (with Ron Klagsbald), Intellectual Property Journal, Vol. 2, p. 148, 1991; Israel Chapter, "Enforcement of U.S. Judgments Abroad", ABA Publication, 1989; "National Protection of Industrial Property in the EEC", Hebrew University Law Review, Vol. 11, p. 107, 1981; "Monopoly in EEC Law", Israel Bar Law Review, Vol. 33, p. 487, 1981; "Licensing to LDC's in the 1980's", LES Nouvelles, Vol. 26, p. 159, 1981; "Compulsory Licensing of Patents", IDEA, The Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 20, p. 153, LES Nouvelles, Vol. 14, p. 262, 1979; "Limitations of Patent Rights - The Public Interest", Tel Aviv University Law Review, Vol. 7, p. 5, 1979; Israel Reporter: Trademark World, Copyright World, IIC-International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law, European Intellectual Property Review and World Intellectual Property Review; J.S.D. Thesis, "Licensing of Technology: EEC-U.S.", New York University, 1976; "The Right to Legal Aid", Tel Aviv University Law Review, Vol. 4, p. 145, 1974.

What others say (representative list): "the top IP litigator - both extremely professional and hard working" (Chambers & Partners, 2008); “highly perceptive, intelligent and extremely capable” (Chambers & Partners, 2009); "There is no shortage of accolades for Shlomo Cohen" (Chambers & Partners, 2008); "first-class" and "the first choice in the country" (Who's Who Legal, 2008); "leads the field for patent law in Israel" (Who's Who Legal, 2008); "the number one practitioner in Israel for trademarks legal expertise" (Who's Who Legal, 2008); "dean of IP in Israel", "real heavy hitter" with "fantastic credentials" (Who's Who Legal, 2009); "a leading light" (The Legal 500, 2008).