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Joseph J. Conklin

Joseph J. Conklin

Coty Inc.
Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Joseph Conklin is Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Counsel for Coty Inc.  Coty is a leading beauty company, manufacturing and selling an assortment of perfumes, colognes, cosmetics and skin care products, many of which are well-known brands (such as Calvin Klein, Davidoff, Adidas, Sally Hansen and philosophy).  Mr. Conklin is responsible for the prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of Coty’s trademark and patent portfolios, with additional obligations in connection with advertising, labeling and litigation matters. 

Prior to joining Coty in 2008, Mr. Conklin served as General Counsel to a well-known nutritional products company and previously to a dietary supplement manufacturer.  He began his career as a litigator in New York with Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, concentrating on intellectual property disputes.  He has written several articles and spoken at numerous seminars concerning false advertising, deceptive marketing practices and trademark and design matters.  He is actively involved with INTA where he serves on the Bulletin Committee as well as the New York State Bar Association where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section (Co-Chair of the Transactional Law Committee) and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section.
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