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Johnathan Cohen
Senior Managing Partner
Shapiro Cohen Group

About Johnathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen is the Senior, Managing Partner of the Shapiro Cohen Group of Intellectual Property Practices, located in Ottawa, Canada. He has practised in all areas of intellectual property (IP) law since 1971, and has lectured and written extensively both in Canada and internationally on various aspects of trade-mark law, including, more recently, domain name issues.

Mr. Cohen is actively involved in numerous national and international IP organizations, such as FICPI, AIPPI, AIPLA, INTA, IPIC, IPBA, LES, MARQUES, APLA, CBA, and IBA, which collectively represent the interests of all categories of intellectual property stakeholders, including small and large businesses, and individuals. Mr. Cohen has taken an active role in Internet governance reform and the ICANN formation process from the start, beginning with his participation in the WIPO-IAHC meetings in Geneva in 1997, through the formation of the DNSO, and ultimately the Intellectual Property Constituency, where he served as the IPC’s first President and Names Council representative until his election to this Board. Mr. Cohen has also co-chaired Working Groups A and B, and worked on the Registrars’ Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.

Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Carleton University (1967) and Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (1969).

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