About Me

Creating value for clients by helping them protect the valuable expressions of their ideas and business efforts.

Jon Cohen LawI’m Jonathan D. (“Jon”) Cohen of Jon Cohen Law, LLC. My law practice focuses on serving entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, software developers and performers.

My passion for being an attorney comes from two sources. Having grown up in Los Angeles with a father in the entertainment business, I developed an interest in the lively arts and in literature and I gravitated toward copyright law.

The second basis is my experience as computer engineer and programmer. My interest in this area gives me the impetus to help bring software applications to market and to protect those applications.

Jon Cohen Law, LLC, provides services in the following areas.

  • Copyright and Trademark Counseling and Problem Solving
  • Computer Law/Internet Law
  • Litigation to Protect Intellectual Property Rights

Copyright law protects the tangible expression of a person’s ideas, writings, visual art works, software programs, and similar products of the mind that have market value. A trademark or service mark is the mark you use to distinguish your goods or services from your competition. You need to protect this asset. I can assist you in developing strategies and practices to protect your copyrightable work and your trademark or service mark.


Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctor, Law

My Juris Doctor degree came from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, in 1985. While at Hastings, I was a participant on COMM/ENT Law Journal. COMM/ENT published my Law Review Note “Remedies for Misappropriation of Motion Picture and Television Story Ideas” in Fall 1984. This Note was awarded First Place at Hastings in ASCAP’s Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition for copyright articles.

California State University-Northridge
Bachelor of Arts, English with Honors
1976 – 1980

At the undergraduate level, I received a B.A. with Honors in English, Magna cum Laude, from California State University, Northridge. While at CSUN, I was a participant in the English Honors Program, for which I wrote an Honors Thesis concerning five novels by Samuel Beckett. I was also a member of the CSUN Forensic Debate and Speech Team.

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