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Donald A. Cole

Associate

, Bryan Cave LLP
Chicago

Tel

1 312 602 5028

Fax

1 312 698 7428
donald.cole@bryancave.com
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Donald A. Cole

Associate


Chicago



161 North Clark Street, Suite 4300
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3315

Phone:

1 312 602 5028

Fax:

1 312 698 7428

email:

donald.cole@bryancave.com

Donald Cole has extensive experience in the fields of intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, including litigation and counseling.

In the area of intellectual property law, Mr. Cole has advised a wide variety of clients in the areas of trademark registration, protection and enforcement. He has counseled clients in negotiating, developing, drafting and implementing licensing and other contractual agreements and has counseled clients in connection with creating and implementing worldwide trademark registration and protection programs. Mr. Cole also has broad experience in prosecuting and defending trademark infringement, anti-dilution and unfair competition claims in federal courts and in connection with Internet and domain name disputes, including WIPO, UDRP, and ACPA actions.

Mr. Cole has advised clients concerning the creation, maintenance and protection of copyright interests. He also has wide experience in litigating copyright matters, including prosecuting and defending copyright infringement litigation claims in federal courts.

Mr. Cole has also advised clients in the area of trade secret protection and in connection with the drafting and negotiation of employment agreements, including covenants not to compete. Mr. Cole has worked with clients in several corporate transactions involving the transfer of rights in intellectual property and technology, and has advised clients with regard to the creation and maintenance of security interests in such rights.

In the area of commercial contract disputes, Mr. Cole's practice has focused on litigating issues that arise from the deepening credit crisis. He has counseled and litigated for commercial banks and investment banks facing defaulted or defaulting loans on major real estate projects and highly leveraged corporate acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cole served 3.5 years as an Engineer Officer with the United States Army. During that time, Mr. Cole served in various leadership capacities, including Company Executive Officer and Platoon Leader.

Mr. Cole also serves on the adjunct faculty at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching an advanced legal writing course for Copyright and Trademark litigation.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Adjunct Faculty, Advanced Legal Writing for Copyright and Trademark Litigation
  • Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2008-2009

Donald Cole has extensive experience in the fields of intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, including litigation and counseling.

In the area of intellectual property law, Mr. Cole has advised a wide variety of clients in the areas of trademark registration, protection and enforcement. He has counseled clients in negotiating, developing, drafting and implementing licensing and other contractual agreements and has counseled clients in connection with creating and implementing worldwide trademark registration and protection programs. Mr. Cole also has broad experience in prosecuting and defending trademark infringement, anti-dilution and unfair competition claims in federal courts and in connection with Internet and domain name disputes, including WIPO, UDRP, and ACPA actions.

Mr. Cole has advised clients concerning the creation, maintenance and protection of copyright interests. He also has wide experience in litigating copyright matters, including prosecuting and defending copyright infringement litigation claims in federal courts.

Mr. Cole has also advised clients in the area of trade secret protection and in connection with the drafting and negotiation of employment agreements, including covenants not to compete. Mr. Cole has worked with clients in several corporate transactions involving the transfer of rights in intellectual property and technology, and has advised clients with regard to the creation and maintenance of security interests in such rights.

In the area of commercial contract disputes, Mr. Cole's practice has focused on litigating issues that arise from the deepening credit crisis. He has counseled and litigated for commercial banks and investment banks facing defaulted or defaulting loans on major real estate projects and highly leveraged corporate acquisitions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cole served 3.5 years as an Engineer Officer with the United States Army. During that time, Mr. Cole served in various leadership capacities, including Company Executive Officer and Platoon Leader.

Mr. Cole also serves on the adjunct faculty at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching an advanced legal writing course for Copyright and Trademark litigation.

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois, 2009

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, District of Colorado, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, Western District of Michigan, and Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Education

Loyola University Chicago, J.D., 2009

Kenyon College, B.A., 2001

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Adjunct Faculty, Advanced Legal Writing for Copyright and Trademark Litigation
  • Loyola University Chicago International Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2008-2009

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago, J.D., 2009
  • Kenyon College, B.A., 2001

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, District of Colorado, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana,¬†Western District of Michigan, and Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Committee/Leadership Roles

  • Lawyers of Color Affinity Group (Office Representative)
  • Recruiting Committee