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Collen IP Argues Issue of First Impression at the Federal Circuit

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.

Collen IPPrevails at Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

October, 2014 - Following trial and final hearing, Collen IP prevailed at the Trademark Trial and Appeal and successfully opposed registration of the trademark SW:TCH. In its decision, the Board endorsed Collen IP's arguments that its client's mark was famous and entitled to a broad scope of protection. The Board concluded that the applicant's mark was likely to cause confusion, and sustained the Opposition under Section 2(d) of the Lanham Act. The case was litigated and argued by partner Jeffery A. Lindenbaum, with assistance from associate Kristen Mogavero.

Collen IP Attorney Co-hosts Webinar for National Restaurant Association

November 20, 2014 – Attorney Kyle-Beth Hilfer co-hosted an informational webinar for the National Restaurant Association (NRA) entitled “It Takes Two: Social Media Marketing and Legal Working Together.” Collen IP also contributed to the NRA’s national show in April and several blog posts on their “Manage My Restaurant” web series.

Collen IP participates in INTA Leadership conference in Phoenix, Arizona

November 11-15, 2014 – Jess M. Collen and Jane F. Collen joined intellectual property professionals from around the world when attending the 2014 International Trademark Association (INTA) conference in Arizona. The annual Leadership Meeting featured informational sessions on social media scams, policy, privilege data security, and the effects of cultural changes on trademarks.

Jess Collen Co-Hosted Webinar on Structuring Trademark Consent Agreements

October 21, 2014 -- Partner Jess M. Collen was featured as a co-host of a Strafford live webinar entitled Structuring Trademark Consent Agreements, discussing the methods of overcoming common trademark conflicts and challenges. The 90-minute session included information on the pursuit and structure of successful agreements, followed by an interactive Q&A.

Collen IP Attorneys Attend Consulegis Mid-Year Conference in New York

October 16-19, 2014 – Collen IP attended the Consulegis Autumn Conference in New York City. The successful semi-annual conference consisted of networking events, receptions, industry updates, and committee meetings. Consulegis is an international network of independent law firms across 45 countries and more than 150 cities. In attendance were Jess M. Collen, Jane F. Collen, Jeffrey Lindenbaum, Don Ranft, Joshua Paul, Kristen Mogavero, Tom Gulick, and Govinda Davis.

Jess Collen Invited to Speak at Conference

October 7-8, 2014 -- Partner Jess M. Collen appeared as a panelist at the two-day Discover Global Markets conference, jointly sponsored by the U.S. Commerce Deparement and the New York Distruct Export Council. The business forum focused on the expansion of businesses in Greater Chinese markets, including expert advice and information from the invited speakers as well as an in depth Q&A session following the presentations.

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.


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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.

Episode#1
Understanding
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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