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Jay Kogan

DC Comics
Vice President, Business & Legal AffairsPublishing/Intellectual Property and Deputy General Counsel
New York City, NY, USA


Jay Kogan is Vice President Business & Legal Affairs: Publishing and Intellectual Property, and Deputy General Counsel for DC  Entertainment (DC Comics and MAD Magazine). His primary areas of practice include rights acquisition, publishing and licensing, and he serves as the company's chief intellectual property counsel.

Jay is also an adjunct professor at New York Law School, where he teaches Intellectual Property Licensing and Drafting. Jay has previously served as an adjunct professor at  Purchase College, State University of New York, where he taught courses on copyright law and Internet law, and at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies' E-Commerce and E-Business program where he taught survey courses on intellectual property, both live and online. 

In addition, Jay is a co-chair of the Copyright and Trademark Committee of the New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section and an active member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., having held the positions of Secretary and New York Chapter Chair. 

Jay is a frequent lecturer on characters, copyright, and trademark law. He has served as faculty for the Practicing Law Institute's programs on "Technotainment" The Convergence of Entertainment and Technology; Advanced Licensing; and Representing the New Media Company, the National Business Institute's program on Internet Law, and the National Conference and Research Group's program on Protecting & Managing Online Content. Jay has had articles published on copyright and trademark law, the protection available to characters, advertising law, and broadcast regulation.

Jay received his J.D. and Masters Degree in Mass Media in a dual degree program at Boston University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut.

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