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Jeffrey Lindenbaum to Receive "Above the Bar Award"

On June 12, 2014, partner Jeffrey Lindenbaum will be honored as the recipient of the prestigious Above the Bar Award for leading attorney under the age of 40. He was recognized as being a prominent and respected attorney in his field, active in his community offering pro-bono work, published in legal journals/newspapers, and promises to be a leading legal player in the years to come. The award is sponsored by the Westchester County Bar Association, Westchester County Business Journal, Pace University School of Law, Westchester Women's Bar Association, and Citrin Cooperman.

Collen IP's team of lawyers is second largest contingent from among all New York firms to participate in the 136th Annual INTA meeting in Hong Kong

From May 10-14, 2014, five attorneys from the trademark prosecution and litigation departments at Collen IP will participate in Hong Kong at the annual INTA (International Trademark Association) conference. Joined by more than 8,500 intellectual property professionals from around the world, the meeting features continuing legal education, committee and client meetings. In attendance are Jeffrey Lindenbaum, Audra Kemp, Mitchell Radin, Jane F. Collen, and Jess M. Collen.

A Panel Organized by the Westchester County Bar Association to Include a Collen IP Speaker

May 6, 2014 -- The WCBA Corporate & Commercial Law and Labor & Employment Law Committees Present....Social Media Law: Branding and Employment Do's and Don'ts, which will include Kyle-Beth Hilfer as one of its speakers.

Collen IP partner Don Ranft represents the firm at CONSULEGIS in Edinburgh, Scotland

Collen IP partner Don Ranft represents the firm at CONSULEGIS in Edinburgh, ScotlandFrom May 1-4, 2014, partner Don Ranft represented Collen IP at Consulegis' Annual General Meeting and Spring Conference. The conference consisted of industry updates and committee meetings during the day, followed by networking events and receptions in historic locales in Edinburgh. CONSULEGIS is an international network of independent law firms located across 45 countries and more than 150 cities.

Kyle-Beth Hilfer Speaks at New York Law School Event

April 8, 2014 – Kyle-Beth Hilfer will be speaking on hot topics in advertising law at New York Law School Institute of Information Law & Policy's event, The Social Media Revolution: Current Legal Trends and Ethical Considerations.

Article Published by Collen IP Attorney Appears in Intellectual Property Strategist

March 2014 – Kyle-Beth Hilfer analyzed the battle between POM Wonderful and Coca-Cola pending before the Supreme Court. This analysis was published in the March, 2014 edition of Law Journal Newsletter's Intellectual Property Strategist.

Branding in the Collaborative Economy - Legal Implications for Intellectual Property and Consumer Outreach - February 4, 2014

This White Paper explores the tension between intellectual property and the collaborative economy. It offers practical advice and best practices for branding in this space. Click Here to View The Whitepaper

Collen IP Prevails on Appeal at Federal Circuit

On February 4, 2014, partner Jeffrey A. Lindenbaum successfully argued an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Lindenbaum had prevailed at summary judgment in this patent infringement lawsuit before the United States District Court in Los Angeles, California.  The District Court dismissed all claims against Collen IP’s client, finding no infringement of the asserted patent.  Mr. Lindenbaum also secured the extraordinary remedy of recovering our client’s attorney’s fees and costs, convincing the District Court that this was an “Exceptional Case.” On February 7, 2014 the District Court’s entry of summary judgment and its award of attorney’s fees and costs were affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
The published decisions can be found at:

  • Lakim Indus. v. Linzer Prods. Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10499 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 24, 2013);
  • Lakim Indus. v. Linzer Prods. Corp., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58958 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 24, 2013).

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We have partnered with Paul Barron of Foodable WebTV Network and DigitalCoCoTV to produce a video series, featuring Kyle-Beth Hilfer, for the restaurant and hospitality industry delving into how legal issues affect social media and digital marketing. For more information about these issues, see our Advertising and Marketing, Social Media, or Restaurant & Food Services groups.

the Legal Side of
Social and Digital Media (Part 1)
Why Brands
Must Pay More Attention to
User-Generated Content (Part 2)
Social Media and Branding
Legalities (Part 3)

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