July 10, 2015 — James Hastings is a speaker during the live Webcast on Emerging Issues in Trademark Law: Understanding and Implementing the Likelihood of Confusion Standard - An Update. The webinar offers a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding this topic.
On June 4, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision affirming Collen IP's earlier victory before the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. On behalf of its client, a famous Swiss watch manufacturer, Collen IP argued that the applicant, a watch manufacturer headquartered in New York, did not have a "bona fide intent" to use its iWATCH mark when it filed an application under Section 1(b) of the Trademark Act. The appeal provided the Federal Circuit with its first opportunity to consider whether an application can be challenged for lack of a bona fide intent. The Federal Circuit held that an applicant must show "objective evidence of intent" and "the circumstances must indicate that the applicant's intent to use the mark was firm and not merely intent to reserve a right in a mark." The appeal was argued by partner Jeffrey A. Lindenbaum.
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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