April 28–30, 2015 — Collen IP will be joining a distinguished panel of speakers at this year’s Food and Agricultural Entrepreneurship at the Slow Living Summit 2016 from April 28–30 in Brattleboro, Vermont. The Summit is food advocacy program connecting people with healthy local food from local farmers and local food producers, and by adding to their understanding of the value of local food systems. We are also committed to helping to build stronger local food systems by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship at new and growing farm and food enterprises.
On April 12, 2016, Kyle-Beth Hilfer is chairing a Westchester County Bar Association continuing legal education class on franchise law. Thomas P. Gulick will be speaking on trademark issues relevant to franchises, and Kyle-Beth will present material on social media management issues for franchises.
Jess M. Collen is scheduled to speak on April 11, 2016 in Boston, Mass. on IP rights protection to a group sponsored by SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. He will be participating in a panel with COGNATE CEO Bennett Collen. COGNATE is the owner of the CM Registry, a web–based enterprise which permits companies to document proof of their common law trademark rights.
Jane F. Collen , an original founding partner of Collen IP and now of counsel to the firm, will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, "Whether and How to Appeal a PTO Final Refusal: TTAB and Beyond" scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 1:00pm–2:30pm EDT.
March 29, 2016 – Attorney Kristen A. Mogavero will speak before the Luxury Marketing Council on issues pertaining to trademarks, advertising, and brand protection. The Luxury Marketing Council is an organization whose members include executives and senior sales and marketing professionals. Ms. Mogavero will be joined at the event by Jess M. Collen.
January 2016 – Thomas P. Gulick delivered a presentation for large-scale architects and interior designers in New York City. The seminar provided guidance on patent (design and utility), copyright, trade dress, and trademark protections, including the impact of past cases on the industry.