Jane F. Collen
Jane Collen is a founding member of Collen IP and is presently Of Counsel to the firm. Her practice spans a wide variety of intellectual property areas, including Trademark, Copyright, Unfair Competition and Internet law. She has also practiced in the areas of federal court litigation, actions before the United States Trademark Office, infringements, counterfeiting, licensing, false advertising and misrepresentation, and software and related matters. She has counseled clients for over twenty years on management of their trademark portfolios and offering guidance on adoption, selection, protection and enforcement of trademark rights. She routinely prosecutes trademark applications on behalf domestic and international clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and counsels clients regarding use and revision issues outside of the United States, and addresses issues such as procurement, use and enforcement programs regarding internet domain names.
Ms. Collen has served in several capacities in the International Trademark Association, as Chair of numerous subcommittees and member of selected task forces. She has also been an active volunteer committee member. Most recently she was chair of the Issues Identification North American subcommittee, researching the problem of the current proliferation of sham notices to Trademark owners, billing them for unnecessary services. With the ease of accessing government data, a worldwide cottage industry sending sham notices and invoices to list trademarks on non-existent registries or to pay "protection" fees that are not due. Jane spearheaded the committee to propose steps for preventing this fraud on Trademark owners.
As co-chair of the corporate and commercial law section of the Westchester County Bar Association, she is currently active in planning and giving seminars for continuing legal education and has also served on the Board of the Pace University Law School continuing education program. She is Counsel for the Advertising Club of Westchester and has also served on its Board of Directors.
Ms. Collen lectures frequently on numerous intellectual property law topics, including brand protection and enforcement, domain name disputes and other legal issues affecting the World Wide Web.
Ms. Collen is admitted to practice before the State of New York, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia bars, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as various United States District Courts.
Ms. Collen received her J.D. from the Western New England University School of Law, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College.