Speaking Engagements

Jess M. Collen will speak at the "Slow Living Summit 2016" in Brattleboro,Vermont
April 28-30, 2016 — 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.

Trademark Considerations for Franchises
April 12, 2016 — Kyle-Beth Hilfer is chairing a Westchester County Bar Association continuing legal education class on franchise law on April 12, 2016. 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 will speak at SCORE sponsored event on IP rights in a panel with COGNATE
April 11, 2016 — 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 a panelist at webinar “Whether and How to Appeal a PTO Final Refusal: TTAB and Beyond”
April 7, 2016 — 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.

Kristen A. Mogavero to Speak at Luxury Marketing Council
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.

Seminar for NY Design firm on patent (design and utility), copyright, trade dress, and trademark protections
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.

James Hastings Speaks at Webinar Focusing on Likelihood of Confusion Standard
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.

A Primer on Legal Issues Restaurants Confront
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 Presents IP Issues as Panelist for ITAC Event Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Private Industry
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.

Collen IP Attorneys Deliver ABA Consumer Protection Update
March, 2015 - Collen IP Attorneys Jeffrey Lindenbaum, Kyle-Beth Hilfer, Lisa McAndrews, and Kristen Mogavero will be delivering the ABA Anti-Trust Law Section's Consumer Protection Monthly Update on March 17, 2015. They will be discussing recent developments in the areas of advertising and consumer protection.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Collen IP Attorney to Speak at Association of the Bar of the City of New York
November 26, 2013 - The presentation is "Intellectual Property & Advertising Law Issues All Lawyers Need to Know" at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Inaugural Internet Series for Food Service Industries
November 11, 2013 - Collen IP attorney Kyle-Beth Hilfer will be the featured speaker on an inaugural Internet series covering the legal aspects of social and digital marketing for the restaurant and foodservice industry. The show will appear once a month on the Turn & Burn network. http://www.youtube.com/user/digitalcocotv

Kyle-Beth Hilfer Chairs Program at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Oct 4, 2013 — Kyle-Beth Hilfer is the Program Chair of a program entitled "Social Media: Advising Clients on the Do's & Don'ts" at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. This workshop teaches attorneys and clients of the myriad legal considerations in utilizing social media. The course develops skills with case studies and business responses to the latest regulatory actions.

Mitchell Radin Attends Licensing International Expo
June 18, 2013 - Partner Mitchell Radin appeared at the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas as part of The Licensing Letter "The Licensing Doctor Is In" Program. He met with attendees to discuss brand development and strategic planning for protection and commercialization of intellectual property.

Collen IP Attorneys Speak at Pace Law School CLE
Joshua Paul and Lisa McAndrews presented a CLE at Pace Law School on June 18, 2013. The CLE was entitled "Trademark and Branding Litigation: Claims, Defenses, Strategies and Tactics in the Real World."

Jeffrey Lindenbaum to Speak at New York City Bar's Corporate & Litigation CLE Program
Partner Jeffrey Lindenbaum will be leading a CLE course on "Trademarks and Copyrights: A Primer Guide to Practice and Procedures - Enforcement and Licensing Strategies Online, Offline and in Social Media" on May 29th through the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Jane Collen to be Featured Guest at Women & Money Event
Collen IP's Jane F. Collen will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Strategies for Wealth event on April 22, 2013 in White Plains, NY. Jane will discuss "Women & Money: Protecting Your Intellectual Property."

Govinda Davis to Speak at ABA Law Student Division Meeting
On March 2, 2013, associate Govinda Davis will be at the ABA Law Student Division 2nd Circuit Spring Meeting as a panelist for "Finding a Job in a Down Economy." Govinda will be speaking about career development and how to find jobs despite the status of the economy. She will also be adding insights to students about career development in the field of intellectual property.

Kyle-Beth Hilfer will serve as Program Chair and Speaker on a panel for a continuing legal education course
November 2, 2012 -- Kyle-Beth Hilfer will serve as Program Chair and Speaker on a panel for a continuing legal education course at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on November 2, 2012. The course, entitled, "Advising your Clients on the Business and Legal Implications of Social Media" will cover such topics as: platform specific concerns, trademark and copyright issues, sweepstakes and contests, managing employees, litigation readiness, and FTC considerations. The course will also review some of the latest case law emerging from the social media environment. Finally, the panel will discuss ways to promote harmony between marketing and legal departments in the fast-paced social media world.

A panel organized by the Advertising Club of Westchester will include a Collen IP speaker
October 24, 2012 -- Kyle-Beth Hilfer will speak on a panel organized by the Advertising Club of Westchester on October 24, 2012 as a legal expert on social media. The panel will discuss "real-life business applications" for social media from the perspective of corporations, not for profits, and entrepreneurs. Ms. Hilfer will address how to mitigate legal risk for different kinds of businesses.

Collen IP Attorneys to Participate on a Panel at the Westchester County Bar Association
October 11, 2012 -- Jane Collen will moderate a panel at the Westchester County Bar Association on October 11, 2012 entitled, "The Evolution of Lawyers' Ethics: Traps in Traditional Transactions and in the Use of Social Media." In addition, Kyle-Beth Hilfer will address some of the ethical traps lawyers face in their use of social media on behalf of themselves and their clients.

Mitchell Radin Attends Licensing International Expo
June 12, 2012 -- Partner Mitchell Radin is appearing at the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas as part of The Licensing Letter "The Licensing Doctor Is In" Program. He will be available to meet with attendees to discuss Brand development and strategic planning for protection and commercialization of intellectual property.

Collen IP Partner Joshua Paul to be a Guest Lecturer at Columbia University
During June 2012, partner Joshua Paul will be a guest lecturer on intellectual property issues at Columbia University for a course titled "Information Policy and Regulatory Issues." The course is part of the university's Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy.

Seminar "Understanding Legal Basics: Contracts and Copyrights"
On May 20, 2012, Kyle-Beth Hilfer will conduct a seminar entitled "Understanding Legal Basics: Contracts and Copyrights", exploring considerations for art licenses, at SURTEX 2012 in New York City. SURTEX, according to the website "is the global B2B marketplace for original art & design—where artists, agents and licensors connect with manufacturers and retailers to create the next best-selling products in every category imaginable."

Kyle-Beth Hilfer to speak at Benchmark 2012 about “Fearless Marketing: Key Legal Issues in Branding on Social Media”
On May 9, 2012, Kyle-Beth Hilfer will spotlight the most pressing legal concerns associated with social media marketing. Brands and agencies will learn how to engage in "fearless marketing." Ms. Hilfer will address how social media campaigns can showcase creativity and voice to make the cash register ring while avoiding legal liability.

Joshua Paul to be a panelist at the U.S. Department of Commerce's "Selling to the BRICs" event
On May 4, 2012, partner Joshua Paul was a featured panelist at the "Selling to the BRICs" event. His panel focused on Managing IPR and Regulatory Issues in the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India and China). The event, which was organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, provided an opportunity for attendees to learn how to minimize the costs and risks of growing their business in the BRICs while maximizing their profits.

Legal Basics Seminar for women entrepreneurs
In April 2012, Jane F. Collen organized and sponsored a seminar discussing basic legal pitfalls for businesses. Attended by business owners of the women's networking organization Business Pink®, which Jane founded, Attorney Susan Parker spoke about legal liabilities and risks inherent in running a business and Jane Collen outlined the different legal devices for protecting brands, corporate names and domain names.

Kyle-Beth Hilfer to be a panelist at the "Blogging, Friending and Tweeting: What Attorneys Should and Should Not Do"
February 8, 2012 - Kyle-Beth Hilfer will be a panelist at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on Feb 8, 2012 in a CLE entitled: "Blogging, Friending and Tweeting: What Attorneys Should and Should Not Do.” She will be speaking about attorney marketing through social media. She will also address how in-house counsel can work with outside counsel on social media issues that arise in their companies, providing a survey of advertising, intellectual property, and employment law issues that may arise.

Controlling Product Distribution Flow with Intellectual Property
November 16, 2011 - Kyle-Beth Hilfer will lead a Roundtable at the Promotion Marketing Association’s 2011 Law Conference entitled, “Lessons from Costco v. Omega: Controlling Product Distribution Flow with Intellectual Property”.

Kyle-Beth Hilfer to speak at the Westchester County Bar Association 
On October 4, 2011, Kyle-Beth Hilfer will teach a continuing legal education (CLE) course at the Westchester County Bar Association on “Minimizing Risk for Clients using Social Media to Advertise and Market their Brands.”

Collen IP Sponsors FoodService Social Media Universe Conference
September 18-20, 2011 - Collen IP is proud to sponsor the FoodService Social Media Universe (FSMU) Conference in San Francisco from September 18-20, 2011. Our Restaurant and Food Group attorneys regularly advise clients on protecting their intellectual property rights and launching their web 2.0 advertising and marketing campaigns. As such, Collen IP is delighted to sponsor a conference dedicated to the restaurant industry’s social media initiatives.

In addition, Kyle-Beth Hilfer, of Counsel, will moderate and speak on the panel entitled “Prepare for Takeoff: Building a Social Media Policy.” In this discussion, Ms. Hilfer will discuss the fundamentals of building a social media policy, the role of centralization for franchises, and the particular challenges food service operators face in social media policy creation.

Kyle-Beth Hilfer to present a webinar on Rewards, Challenges and Legal Risks in Social Media and Online Contests, Sweepstakes and Prize Promotions
July 19, 2011 - Kyle-Beth Hilfer will present a webinar on Tuesday, July 19th at 11:30 AM (EDT), which will explore how social media, mobile marketing, and online contests, sweepstakes and prize promotions can be used most effectively, minimizing the legal risks while expanding the opportunities. Click here for more details.

Jess M. Collen to Conduct a Webinar for the Promotion Marketing Association
June 14, 2011 - Managing partner Jess M. Collen will conduct a webinar for the Promotion Marketing Association on June 14, 2011, called “Packaging and Trade Dress as a Means of Controlling Grey Market Goods.”

Kyle-Beth Hilfer and Joshua Paul will speak at GSMI’s 2011 Social Media Legal Risks and Strategies conference 
May 17, 2011 - Kyle-Beth Hilfer and Joshua Paul will speak at GSMI’s 2011 Social Media Legal Risks and Strategies conference in Boston on May 17. The topic will be, "Protecting Your Brand in Social Media, Advertising Law and Intellectual Property Law Considerations."

Kyle-Beth Hilfer to speak on Marketing and Legal: A workshop dedicated to making your mobile promotions effective and compliant 
April 26, 2011 - Kyle-Beth Hilfer will speak at GSMI’s 2011 Mobile Marketing Strategies Summit in San Francisco. The topic will be, "It Takes Two - Marketing and Legal: A workshop dedicated to making your mobile promotions effective and compliant."

Kyle-Beth Hilfer to speak on "Social Media and the 'P' Factor- What's the Purpose?" 
January 10, 2011 - Kyle-Beth Hilfer will be speaking on a panel tonight called “Social Media and the ‘P’ Factor- What’s the Purpose?” run by the Professional Women of Westchester. She will be speaking about legal issues in designing a social media policy, protecting your brand in social media, creating promotions in social media, and legal issues in advertising on social media with geo-location mobile technology.

Jeffrey Lindenbaum to Speak at Pace Law School’s Continuing Legal Education Series
On May 26, 2010, Collen IP partner Jeff Lindenbaum will be speaking at Pace University’s Continuing Legal Education Series on “Trademark, Copyright, Cybersquatting, Web Sites and Domain Disputes, Legal Issues in Online Social Networking and Virtual Worlds.

Jeffrey Lindenbaum, Thomas Gulick and Oren Gelber Speak at Pace University School of Law
May 5, 2009 – Collen IP’s Jeff Lindenbaum, Tom Gulick and Oren Gelber were featured speakers at Pace Law School’s Continuing Legal Education Lecture on “Trademark, Copyright, Cyber Squatting, Privacy Policies and User Agreements Applied to Business Conducted Over the Internet – Websites and Domain Disputes”.

Thomas Gulick Speaks at Pace Law School
March 2009 – Tom Gulick speaks on Intellectual Property at Pace Law School New Directions Program.

Jeffrey Lindenbaum speaks at Pace’s New Directions Program
January 2009 – Partner Jeff Lindenbaum spoke at Pace University’s New Directions Program on the topic of Intellectual Property Considerations for business conducted over the Internet.

Jeffrey Lindenbaum and Tom Gulick Speak at the Ad Club of Westchester
October 29, 2008 - Partner Jeff Lindenbaum and Senior Associate Tom Gulick speak at the Ad Club of Westchester on Intellectual Property and the Internet.

Jess M. Collen Speaks in Montreal at Italian Chamber of Commerce 
On September 25, 2008 Jess Collen had the pleasure of speaking on United States Intellectual Property at a workshop for Italian delegates in Montreal.

The workshop was hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada. The presentation given by Mr. Collen was intended not only for the seasoned business professionals with a base of knowledge already established, but also to be unambiguous for the newcomers to the field of Intellectual Properties.

The overall purpose of the program was to give a substantial understanding of the rights and business prospects afforded to Intellectual Property in North America. Specific topics included trademarks, copyrights, domain names, industrial designs, integrated circuit topographies and patents in their prosecution, maintenance, protection, assignment, licensing and litigation.

Collen IP Offers Attorneys New Directions
July 10, 2008: Collen IP panelists presented an overview of intellectual property law at Pace University School of Law’s “New Directions” Continuing Legal Education program, aimed at attorneys re-entering legal practice. Lecturing on trademark law, trade secrets, and non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, Jenny Slocum, associate at Collen IP, also addressed false advertising and patent law. The presentation invited discussion between the panelists and participants over the theoretical and practical considerations in intellectual property law.

Jess Collen Speaks at Conference in Vienna
Jess M. Collen, a Partner at Collen IP, was in Vienna in May, where he spoke to a group of international corporate and commercial lawyers about trademark law practice in the United States, with a focus on recent developments in practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program included Dr. Hans Winkler, the State Secretary for the Foreign Ministry in Austria. The program also included a round table discussion on issues involving legal practice in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Collen IP Lectures at Pace Law School’s Bridge the Gap CLE 
October 14, 2007: Collen IP associates Jeffrey Lindenbaum and Douglas Pulitzer lectured at the Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education on the topic of Intellectual Property Basics and Trends. The Collen IP panel addressed recent trends and provided fundamentals on the cornerstone of intellectual property sectors, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and Internet disputes.

Jess M. Collen Lectures at the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting 
May 2, 2007: Jess M. Collen was a panelist at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association in Chicago, Illinois. Jess addressed the ethical issues facing U.S. litigators during the discovery phase of a lawsuit, addressing recent decisions and trends in discovery, and highlighting some of the “gray” areas where there is little or no guidance from controlling or advisory precedent.

Collen IP Conducts CLE Seminar On Counterfeit Seizures 
January 30, 2007: Several attorneys from Collen IP lectured at the Pace University School of Law Center for Continuing Legal Education taking attendees through a mock application for a counterfeit seizure. The lecture was moderated by Partner Jane F. Collen and included separate presentations by attorneys Jeffrey Lindenbaum and Jenny Slocum.

The program was aimed at sharing techniques to obtain a successful seizure, as well as informing our colleagues of various ethical and legal perils involved in obtaining and executing such extraordinary relief. The lecture incorporated not only the controlling legal precedent supporting this relief, but also included practical tips from the attorneys' extensive experience of successful execution of ex-parte seizures of counterfeit products.

Collen IP Co-Chairs Seminar on Intellectual Property and Employment Agreements 
Collen IP co-chaired a seminar on “The Corporate and Intellectual Property Perspective on Agreements Relating to Employment,” which was hosted by the Westchester County Bar Association. The seminar included discussions of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, issues which have arisen in at least two Collen IP lawsuits that are currently active.

Collen IP Hosts an Emerging Issues Seminar at Pace University Law School Continuing Legal Education
October 2004 - Jane F. Collen assembled and chaired a seminar at Pace University. The topic was emerging issues in intellectual property. At the seminar, a panel of experts discussed the many issues and aspects of counterfeiting trademarked goods.

Beginning this seminar with a quick overview of recent issues that have emerged through the Appeals Court decisions, Jane Collen reviewed and commented on the Ninth Circuit Decision on the sale of trademarks as keywords by search engines. The 9th Circuit recently held that the sale of trademarks by search engines as key words to competitors of the trademark owner is trademark infringement when the banner ads which appear to the Internet user along with the results of their search are not clearly labeled as to the source or sponsor of the ad. Mrs. Collen also discussed the recent decision holding makers of peer-to-peer file sharing software do not contributorily or vicariously infringe copyright law.

An accountant from Deloitte & Touche, Yogesh Bahl, began the presentation on counterfeiting by briefly outlining its traditional forms. Mr. Bahl discussed his experience in measuring the devaluation of brands caused by counterfeiting. Bringing to the table his experience in investigating counterfeiting, determining the roots of problems, and the effect that it has on the brand, Mr. Bahl outlined the many ways to evaluate the marketplace and the effect of counterfeiting on the international market.

The focus of the discussion turned to the new market for counterfeit goods, the Internet. Collen IP’s Jess M. Collen led the discussion of the “replica” industry and its effect on trademarks and brands around the world. Collen also covered the practical aspects of filing a counterfeiting lawsuit. The many steps necessary and the documentation required in order to prevail in court was also outlined.

Then, John Bergen, Chief Trademark and Copyright Counsel at Avon Products, Inc., further illustrated the problem of counterfeiting, and its ramifications around the world. Mr. Bergen’s experience in trying to protect the Duracell brand, during his years at Union Carbide, as Chief Trademark and Copyright Counsel, demonstrated the way counterfeiters can capitalize on the markets in different countries through their knowledge of and infiltration of the manufacturing and distribution chain of the brand owner.

A videotape of the seminar is available through the Pace Continuing Legal Education Foundation, either by calling Pace University or through their web site.

Collen IP Associates Lectures at Pace Law School’s Bridge the Gap CLE 
Associates at Collen IP, including Jenny T. Slocum, participated in an Intellectual Property Panel discussion at Pace University School of Law. Ms. Slocum discussed the ramifications of the recent Blackberry patent infringement lawsuit and whether permanent injunctions should automatically issue in a patent action once infringement is found. Trademark infringement by typosquatters and corporate strategies against gray market goods were also discussed.

Collen IP Leads CLE Program on Intellectual Property Law 
January 2003 - Partners Jane F. Collen and Jess M. Collen were key speakers at a recent continuing legal education program in New York on intellectual property and litigation that focused on the development, procurement and enforcement of brands and trademarks. Jane F. Collen coordinated and moderated the event, at which Jess M. Collen spoke on trademark law and the essentials of prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and litigation. The practical aspects of enforcement of intellectual properties on the Internet, as well as jurisdictional issues, including emerging law concerning cyber activities and trademark infringement over the Internet, were also discussed by the partners. Rounding out the panel, the Honorable Colleen McMahon, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, provided a most enlightening “view from the bench”. The event was very well attended and well received in the community.

Collen IP is a full-service intellectual property law firm and consultancy that specializes in all phases of IP law, including trademarks, copyright, patents, and internet/e-commerce issues. Collen IP’s litigation department litigates intellectual property cases throughout the country and in international tribunals on behalf of its domestic and global clients. For further information, please contact us.