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Amy B. Cohen

Professor of Law Emeritus


B.A., Connecticut College
J.D., Harvard Law School


Copyright Law
IP Law: Design Protection
Trademark Law


Email: acohen@law.wne.edu
Phone: 413-782-1430
Office: L 216


Professor Cohen practiced law in Boston with the firm of Bingham, Dana & Gould and in Hartford with the firm of Day, Berry & Howard L.L.P. before joining the faculty in 1982. She litigated cases involving a variety of corporate and commercial issues. Her scholarly writing is in the area of intellectual property with recent publications in the Cardozo Art and Entertainment Journal, the Hastings Law Journal, and the Villanova Law Review.


Journal Articles

Amy B. Cohen, Following the Direction of Traffix: Trade Dress Law and Functionality Revisited, 50 IDEA 593 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons

Amy B. Cohen, The Dangers of the Ivory Tower: The Obligation of Law Professors to Engage in the Practice of Law, 50 LOY. L. REV. 623 (2004). SSRN Digital Commons

Amy B. Cohen, Work Made for Hire Questions, W. MASS. L. TRIB., July 17, 2002, at 4.

Amy B. Cohen, Intent to Use: A Failed Experiment?, 35 U.S.F. L. REV. 683 (2001). SSRN Digital Commons

Amy B. Cohen, When Does a Work Infringe the Derivative Works Right of a Copyright Owner?, 17 CARDOZO ARTS & ENT. L.J. 623 (1999). SSRN Digital Commons

Amy B. Cohen, Reviving Jacob and Youngs, Inc. v. Kent: Material Breach Doctrine Reconsidered, 42 VILL. L. REV. 65 (1997). SSRN Digital Commons

Amy B. Cohen, "Arising Under" Jurisdiction and the Copyright Laws, 44 HASTINGS L.J. 337 (1993). SSRN Digital Commons

Amy B. Cohen, Copyright Law and the Myth of Objectivity: The Idea-Expression Dichotomy and the Inevitability of Artistic Value Judgments, 66 IND. L.J. 175 (1990). SSRN Digital Commons

Amy B. Cohen, Masking Copyright Decisionmaking: The Meaninglessness of Substantial Similarity, 20 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 719 (1987). Digital Commons

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