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Sophie  Cohen

Sophie Cohen

Symantec Corporation

San Francisco, CA, USA


Sophie Cohen is a Senior Corporate Counsel at the San Francisco office of the company Symantec, supporting the LifeLock and Norton consumer brands. Ms. Cohen joined Symantec when it acquired LifeLock, Inc. in February 2017.  At LifeLock, then at Symantec, her work has involved a wide range of advertising and intellectual property law matters. In particular, she reviews marketing collateral in all media (including print, online, social media, TV, and radio), provides guidance to internal teams and outside agencies on advertising campaigns, social media initiatives, affiliate marketing, “truth in advertising” issues, FTC compliance, claims substantiation, celebrity rights, and the use of customer testimonials.

Prior to joining Symantec, Ms. Cohen was a partner at the intellectual property law firm Cobalt LLP in Berkeley, where she advised clients on all aspects of trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement, domain name disputes, advertising law, licensing and co-branding, as well as software and technology agreements. She also worked with clients on cutting edge copyright matters, such as thorny copyright registrations, source code protection, emerging technologies, innovative business models, fair use, user generated content, fan communities, scraping, DMCA, and work-made-for-hire issues.

Additionally, Ms. Cohen has extensive experience in promotions law, including sweepstakes, contests and raffles, with a special expertise in the fields of commercial co-venturing and cause marketing. 

Ms. Cohen is a member of the California and New York State Bars. She graduated from the Sorbonne (Paris) and the U.C. Davis School of Law. 

She currently serves as an Advisor to the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers’ Association Property Law Section (formerly State Bar of California), as well as Vice-Chair of their In-House Interest Group, planning CLE programs and networking activities.  She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Social Media Committee of the ABA-IPL Copyright Division and is a member of the Copyright Society of the USA.

Ms. Cohen loves travelling around the U.S. and around the world to explore great wines, foods and art. She’s also a proud sci-fi and pop culture geek.

Sophie Cohen is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Basic Principles of Copyright Law - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2017, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters United States Copyright Office—Circular 4: Copyright Office Fees - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2017, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Copyright.gov—eCO Frequently Asked Questions - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2017, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Overview of Basic Principles of Copyright Law and Copyright Office Practice - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2017, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Introduction—U.S. Copyright Office, Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices § 101 (3d ed. 2014) - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2017, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
United States Copyright Office—Circular 9: Works Made for Hire - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2017, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Overview of Basic Principles of Copyright Law and Copyright Office Practice - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
United States Copyright Office—Circular 1: Copyright Basics - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
United States Copyright Office—Circular 4: Copyright Office Fees - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
United States Copyright Office—Circular 30: Works Made for Hire - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
United States Copyright Office—Registration Processing Time FAQs - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
U.S. Copyright Office, Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices § 101 (3d Ed. 2017) - Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Basic Principles of Copyright Law - Basic Principles of Copyright Law, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Basic Principles of Copyright Law - Basic Principles of Copyright Law, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Basic Principles of Copyright Law - Basic Principles of Copyright Law, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2017, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018, Monday, July 09, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2018, Monday, July 09, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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