Jane C. Christie
- Worldwide Brand and Product Development
- IP Enforcement, Investigations, and Litigation
- Complex Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts
- Regulatory Compliance
- IP Corporate and Transactional Support
- Start-Ups and Emerging Companies
- Non-Competes, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secret Protection
- Connecticut, 2011
- New York, 2014
- District of Connecticut, 2014
- Eastern District of New York, 2014
- Southern District of New York, 2014
Jane Christie is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Jane concentrates her practice in transactional and litigation matters with copyright, trademark, e-commerce, licensing and advertising issues. She counsels clients in personal care, fashion, media, technology and insurance industries on the protection and enforcement of worldwide IP rights. She has experience handling opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and trademark, trade dress, false advertising and unfair competition litigation matters in federal court. Jane’s practice also includes a focus on copyright law, including procuring copyright registrations and assignments, agent designation for service providers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and copyright infringement litigation in federal court. Jane is active in counterfeiting and e-commerce and regularly assists in investigations and enforcement of trademark and copyright claims against infringers on the internet. Jane also combines technology skills, litigation experience, and extensive subject matter knowledge to provide focused guidance on eDiscovery matters.
In addition to intellectual property prosecution and enforcement, Jane provides general business counseling on transactional, corporate and regulatory compliance matters relating to intellectual property, advertising, e-commerce, and privacy. Jane assists with clearance of advertising copy and holistic reviews of consumer-facing communications from website terms of service and privacy policies to social media accounts, sweepstakes rules and consumer products labelling.
Prior to joining Diserio Martin, Jane clerked for the Honorable Thomas A. Bishop and the Honorable David M. Borden of the Connecticut Appellate Court and interned in the Division of Advertising Practices at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.
- Successfully petitioned Director of the United States Trademark Office to waive certain requirements of federal trademark regulations and accept for submission to the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization a request to record a change of ownership of the two international registrations held by a United States consumer products company.
- Successfully obtained ex parte seizure order and preliminary injunction against a suspected counterfeiter of client’s skincare products.
- Represented major healthcare technology company in trademark opposition proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, successfully settling proceeding for six-figure amount.
- Represented client in successful motion for sanctions against opposing counsel and party in counterfeiting and unfair competition case
- Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
- Arizona State University, Dual B.A., summa cum laude, 2008
Jane C. Christie, Disconnected: The Safe Prisons Communications Act Fails to Address Prison Communications, 51 JURIMETRICS J. 17 (2010).
Publications & Presentations
- The New Defend Trade Secrets Act: What Employers Should Do Now
- Now is the time to register your trademarks in Cuba!Click, Browse or Scroll – Enforceability of Website Terms and Conditions
- AIPLA Webinar: Practical Tips on Drafting TM & Copyright Apps (November 17, 2016)
- Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section: #lawyered: The Effective Use of Social Media in Litigation (April 16, 2016)
- Class of 2011 National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate Award
- Kappa Tau Alpha – Membership Earned by Excellence in Academic Work in Journalism