Alan S. Cooper, 79

Alan S. Cooper, 79


Alan S. Cooper, 79, formerly of Louisville, Kentucky, died on May 11, 2022 in Potomac, Maryland. He was the oldest child of Rudey and Rosalie Cooper.

He is survived by his two daughters, Lauren K. Cooper (Kevin) of Washington, D.C. and Jennifer C. Alford (Jon) of Vienna, Virginia, and by his five grandchildren, Sophie, Rory, Madelyn, Jacob and Maisy. He is also survived by his three brothers, Dr. Barry Cooper (Lynn) of Dallas, Texas; David Cooper (Helane) of Louisville, Kentucky; and Dr. Mark Cooper (Brenda) of Solon, Ohio. Alan was married to the now deceased Linda Morguelan Cooper, also formerly of Louisville, and previously was the surviving widower of Maxine Jacobs Cooper (the mother of Lauren and Jennifer).

The funeral was held on May 19th at the The Judean Gardens in Olney, Maryland.

Alan Cooper photo for obit

Alan was very active in High School in Resnick AZA where he was President. He was also both Vice President of the KIO Region and District 2. He was loved, admired and respected by all his Resnick Brothers, with all of them remaining very close throughout the years. He attended Vanderbilt as an undergraduate and was president of his ZBT fraternity, where he also created many lifelong friendships. He later graduated from Vanderbilt Law School.

Throughout his professional career, Alan was a “lawyer’s lawyer”, one of the most pre-eminent specialists in trademark and unfair competition law. In 1994, Alan was the Special Advisor on Trademarks to the US Delegation to the Nairobi Conference on the Revision of the Paris Convention dealing with international trademark matters. He was a frequent lecturer at trademark law seminars and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law School. Practicing law was Alan’s passion.

Alan was also very interested in his family’s genealogy. Alan did extensive research on Serey, a little shtetl in Lithuania, where his maternal grandmother was born. He interviewed some of the very few survivors of the Nazi massacre and contributed information to the Litvak community around the world.

Contributions can be made to the Charles Weisberg BBYO Fund, c/o The Jewish Federation of Louisville, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40205 or the charity of choice.