From Psychology to Trademark Law - Patent and Trademark Office Official Deborah Cohn’s Academic History

She may have started her professional career by studying psychology, but becoming Commissioner of Trademarks for the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been Deborah Cohn’s longtime dream. Shortly after receiving her degree in psychology, she shifted towards law; and patent law, at that. Deborah Cohn’s dedication to this field has been unyielding since, which is part of the reason why she holds such an esteemed executive position in a federal office. Another part of it could be credited towards the exceptional education she gained from the following institutions.

American University

American University is one of Washington D.C.’s most esteemed private institutions. It has hundreds of programs in a number of different disciplines, with comprehensive four year programs that help form many of today’s business and political figures. Deborah Cohn graduated from here in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

George Mason University

After doing some graduate work in New York following the reception of her Psychology degree, trademark and patent office official Deborah Cohn decided to steer a different direction down her career path and try law for a change. She enrolled at the George Mason University School of Law in pursuit of her Juris Doctor. While enrolled, her enthusiasm for academia made her a pleasure to be in the classroom with for both her classmates and professors. Her interest in law also sharpened as she grew an interest in patent and trademark infringement issues, which she decided to pursue in her later years of academia. She graduated with her JD in 1982.