Sean Owens is an Associate at Wood Herron & Evans LLP, where his practice focuses on trademarks, copyrights, and related soft-side intellectual property matters.  He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he taught “Copyrights,” and he currently co-teaches “Media Law” at UC’s College Conservatory of Music.  Sean is also a Board Member and Chair of the Government Relations Committee for the Cincinnati chapter of the American Advertising Federation.  He has written and presented on a variety of intellectual property topics, and conducted peer review and editing of the book Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law (2d ed.), slated for publication by the American Bar Association. A native Cincinnatian, Sean now lives on Prospect Hill and spends much of his free time learning the joys and tribulations of owning a 19th Century house.

Practice Areas: Copyrights, Publishing/Media, Trademarks

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Ohio


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law:  J.D.
    University of Cincinnati College of Business: B.B.A., Marketing and Finance double major; minor in Management

Professional Affiliations:

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
    Ohio State Bar Association
    International Trademark Association
    AAF Cincinnati
    Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association

Representative Publications/Presentations:
Torts Uber Trademarks or Trademarks Uber Torts: That Is The Question – BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 90 PTCJ 3211 (09/18/2015)

Protect Yourself: Why Game Designers Need to Know Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks – 2012-2015 Gen-Con Gaming Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Legal Issue in Mobile and Gamification – American Advertising Federation Cincinnati Digital Non-Conference - 2011

Community Involvement:
Vice President – Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association