From May 2-6, 2015, seven attorneys from the trademark prosecution and litigation departments at Collen IP will be in attendance at the annual INTA (International Trademark Association) conference in San Diego. Joined by more than 9,700 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, Mariana Cana, James Hastings, Jane F. Collen, and Jess M. Collen.
From April 23-26, 2015, partner Jeffrey Lindenbaum and associate Thomas Gulick 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 Barcelona. CONSULEGIS is an international network of independent law firms located across 45 countries and more than 150 cities.
On April 21, 2015, Collen IP's Kyle-Beth Hilfer presented a seminar on restaurant law in conjunction with the Westchester County Bar Association and Food and Beverage Alliance of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation. In this multidisciplinary look at laws relating to restaurants, Kyle-Beth discussed legal issues in choosing a name, décor, and menu. She also explored restaurant advertising and marketing campaigns, particularly focusing on legal issues related to social media, sweepstakes, testimonials, celebrity use, and native advertising.
Jess Collen was a panelist in Manhattan on April 1, 2015, discussing intellectual property law issues for the ExporTech Program, sponsored by private industry and the U.S. Department of Commerce, convened at Industrial + Technology Assistance Corporation. A wide range of business and legal issues were addressed, including industrial, manufacturing and retail applications of export of U.S. goods and services, in addition to intellectual property law matters.
March, 2015 - Collen IP Attorneys Jeffrey Lindenbaum, Kyle-Beth Hilfer, Lisa McAndrews, and Kristen Mogavero delivered the ABA Anti-Trust Law Section's Consumer Protection Monthly Update on March 17, 2015. They discussed recent developments in the areas of advertising and consumer protection.
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December, 2014 - Partner Jeffrey A. Lindenbaum argued an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit involving the proper standard for determining whether a party has a bona fide intent to use a mark at the time it files a Section 1(b) application. Collen IP had earlier prevailed at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board when it successfully argued that a New York-based watch manufacturer did not establish it had a bona fide intent to use the trademark iWATCH. The watch manufacturer's appeal provided the Federal Circuit with an opportunity to consider, for the first time since the Lanham Act was amended in 1988, the proper standard for examining a party's bona fide intent.