Biography

Jonathan King is Chairman of Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman.  He has handled intellectual property litigations in a wide range of industries, including music, fashion, sports, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, software, advertising, licensing, publishing and various consumer products. His practice encompasses the full gamut of intellectual property subjects, including trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and the licensing of intellectual property. He regularly tries copyright and trademark infringement cases in the federal courts and handles opposition and cancellation actions before the Trademark Trial Appeal Board.

Jonathan’s engagements have included a number of landmark intellectual property matters, including some of the first cases involving the use of trademarks as internet keywords, and the application of copyright law to the “resale” of digital files. He also has extensive experience in the design and effective use of use of consumer surveys in Lanham Act litigation, and has deposed and examined at trial many of the leading market research experts. 

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

“Cowan is by far the best firm we’ve worked with and Jonathan Z. King is the principal reason. . . .In [one] case . . . the company threw a ton of money and resources against us, with a large trial team . . . but Jonny simply ripped them apart with his courtroom abilities and his sharp analysis of trademark law supporting our case.  He’s so smart and really understands our business, but is also incredibly unpretentious and down-to-earth.”  2018 Law.com

Jonathan King with Richard Mandel "when teaming up they are the best of the best and achieve exceptional results, time and time again."  2018 WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 in Trademark Litigation and Copyright Litigation (2013 - present)
  • New York "Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Litigation (2007 - present)

COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Copyright Society of the United States
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Professional jazz pianist with three CDs to his credit

EDUCATION

  • Harvard University Law School (JD 1991, cum laude)
  • Princeton University (BA 1987, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

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