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Noel M. Cook, Principal ncook@owe.com

Noel M. Cook is a principal of the firm.  He practices in the areas of trademark, copyright and trade secret law, with an emphasis on litigation. He joined the firm in 1989 after practicing with a firm specializing in business litigation, including intellectual property matters and complex insurance litigation.  Mr. Cook has experience working with clients in a variety of fields, including product and furniture design, character merchandising, software/Internet, the outdoor and retail industries, and insurance coverage.

Mr. Cook received an A.B. degree cum laude from Kenyon College in Ohio in 1978. He received his J.D. degree in 1985 from Santa Clara University, where he was an editor of the Santa Clara Law Review . Prior to entering law school, Mr. Cook was employed with a federal regulatory agency in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Cook is admitted to the State Bar of California and the Bar of the District of Columbia, is admitted to practice before all state and federal trial and appellate courts in California, and has appeared in a variety of federal district courts around the country. Mr. Cook is a member of:

  • The International Trademark Association (INTA), where he has been a subcommittee chair and member of various committees;
  • The INTA Mediation Panel, an international group of trademark experts trained in mediating disputes;
  • The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. (Executive Committee member, Trustee and past Chair, Northern California Chapter);
  • IP Advisory Council, University of Akron School of Law (officer).
  • The American Bar Association, IP Law Section (committee member and past subcommittee chair);

In addition, Mr. Cook is a frequent speaker on copyright and trademark law at INTA, Copyright Society and ABA meetings, among others, on topics including product design protection, trademarks on the Internet and damages in trademark and copyright cases.

Outside of work, Mr. Cook plays competitive tennis with a U.S. Tennis Association league team and spends time with his wife and young family.