COGNATE, Co-Founded By Jess Collen of Collen IP, Acquired By GoDaddy

COGNATE created a revolution in trademark documentation and management. It is the world’s first trademark, trade name, business name, and product name directory which uses Blockchain technology to secure information regarding any word or name used by companies to identify their products and services. COGNATE was co-founded by Jess Collen of Collen IP.  Under the...

Collen Prevails at Summary Judgment

(June 16, 2017)  Collen successfully defended a motion for summary judgment at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on the question of relatedness of the parties’ beverage products.  The Board agreed with Collen IP’s arguments that there existed genuine material issues of fact as to the parties’ marks.

Collen adds attorney Michael Nesheiwat to litigation team

Associate Michael Nesheiwat has joined Collen’s litigation group.  Mike is a 2011 graduate of Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences (B.A. in Biological Sciences) and a 2014 graduate of Fordham University School of Law.  Mike is a registered Patent Attorney, and has advised clients and prosecuted patent applications encompassing a broad range of...

Collen Partners named as New York Metro Area 2016 “Super Lawyers”

The most recent listing by the publication Super Lawyers has identified partners Joshua Paul and Jess M. Collen in its list of 2016 Super Lawyers in the New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Paul was recognized in the area of litigation; Mr. Collen was recognized in the area of intellectual property law. (April 2016)

Collen publishes White Paper on the intellectual property aspects of the “sharing economy”

The “collaborative economy” or “sharing economy” describes an economic system where consumers prefer to share, rather than purchase, goods and services. Collen has published a White Paper exploring the tension between traditional precepts of intellectual property law and the collaborative philosophy. The paper suggests how brand owner can maintain and protect their...


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