Litigation & Enforcement

Collen’s litigation attorneys combine a specialist’s knowledge of trademark, copyright, advertising and patent law with decades of sophisticated courtroom and advocacy experience.

No client looks forward to the cost, disruption and potential risks of litigation. Yet there are times when litigation is necessary – either to protect a company’s brands and business interests from encroaching competitors, or to defend a company’s ability to use a given mark, product or package design, innovative product, machine or process, or advertising campaign.
Because Collen’s litigation attorneys are experienced intellectual property lawyers as well as trial advocates, they can efficiently devise and implement a strategy that is appropriate to the client’s business and budgetary objectives. Of course, a given case sometimes moves forward rapidly or in an unanticipated direction. Given this reality, we have established case budgeting and management protocols in which we hold regular (and sometimes frequent) “check-in” calls with clients to make sure that our actions remain aligned with our clients’ strategic goals and cost expectations.
Our litigation projects reflect a history of sustained accomplishment. Please review the summaries of representative cases our attorneys have handled in the federal courts, and Opposition and Cancellation proceedings our attorneys have handled in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Our capabilities include:

  • Litigation in the U.S. courts involving trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, patents and false advertising. Our cases range from the most complex “bet-the-brand” disputes to more routine cases in which we enforce or defend our clients’ rights and interests.
  • Opposition and Cancellation proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”).
  • False adverting claims in the federal courts and before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau.
  • Anti-counterfeiting and enforcement proceedings.
  • Cybersquatting and UDRP proceedings involving domain names.

For information about the firm’s litigation practice, please contact Jeffrey A. Lindenbaum.