Karen Won, Associate

Karen Won is an associate in the Trademark, Copyright & Advertising practice group and a member of the firm's litigation department. She joined the firm in 2008 and is resident in the New York office.

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Ms. Won's practice includes intellectual property counseling, prosecution, litigation and transactions on behalf of clients across the technology sector, with a particular focus on biotech and medtech. Her practice focuses on trademarks but also covers copyright and advertising. Specifically, Ms. Won works with clients on the selection, clearance, adoption, and use of trademarks; domestic and international trademark prosecution and enforcement; trademark portfolio management; development of comprehensive branding strategies; trademark licensing; and due diligence analysis. For biotech and medtech clients, Ms. Won also advises on issues relating to the regulatory overlay of FDA proprietary name approvals.

Ms. Won also represents clients in federal litigation, proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and internet domain disputes before the World Intellectual Property Organization and the National Arbitration Forum. Ms. Won is also actively involved in a range of pro bono matters.

Prior to coming to Cooley, Ms. Won was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where her practice focused on international arbitration.

Ms. Won received her JD from Harvard Law School in 2006, where she was a senior eitor for the International Law Journal. She graduated from Stanford University in 2002 with a BA in Political Science.

Ms. Won is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bar and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.


  • Harvard Law School
    JD, 2006
  • Stanford University
    BA, 2002

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New York
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