- State of Connecticut, 2018
University of Connecticut School of Law, 2018
University of Connecticut, B.A., Economics and Political Science, 2015
Benjamin Cantor advises domestic and international clients in trademark clearance, prosecution, monitoring, and enforcement. He is involved in drafting cease and desist letters and settlement agreements resolving trademark disputes. Ben further assists clients in trademark licensing, assignments, and consent agreements. Ben also has experience in copyright law, assisting and advising clients in obtaining and protecting copyrights.
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2018-present
Legal Intern, Major League Baseball, 2017
Law Clerk, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2013-2017
- May 28, 2020
Cantor Colburn copyright attorneys presented a webinar on copyright law for artists, called, "Creativity and the Law: A Webinar for Artists on What Every Artist Should Know About Copyright," on May 28, 2020. This webinar was in partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council to explain how art is protected by copyright law. Michelle Ciotola, Ali Caless, Benjamin Cantor and Crysta Lemon Schmidt presented.
- May 28, 2020
Cantor Colburn copyright attorneys will present the complimentary webinar, "Creativity and the Law: A Webinar for Artists on What Every Artist Should Know About Copyright," on May 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM in partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council. Michelle Ciotola, Ali Caless, Benjamin Cantor and Crysta Lemon Schmidt will review copyright law and how artists can protect their creative works.
- December 3, 2019Hartford, Connecticut
Alison Caless will participate on an IP Ethics CLE panel for the IP section of the Connecticut Bar on December 3, 2019; 2 CLE Ethics credits are available in CT and NY. Alison is a member of the CBA's IP Section.
- October 23, 2019West Hartford, Connecticut
- October 15, 2019Plantsville, Connecticut
- May 18, 2019Boston, Massachusetts
The 141st annual meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) will take place in Boston, Massachusetts from May 18-22, 2018. Nearly 10,000 intellectual property professionals from around the world will attend, including a large delegation from Cantor Colburn.
- January 30, 2019Cantor Colburn's Hartford Office
The Copyright Team at Cantor Colburn will present, “Creativity and the Law: What Every Artist Should Know About Their Creations,” presented in partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council. This session is a copyright basics seminar for artists in all media.
- June 13, 2018Athens, Greece
Michael Cantor, Co-Managing Partner, and Michelle Ciotola, Partner and Vice Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Department, will attend the ECTA's 37th Annual Conference in Athens, Greece. ECTA (the European Communities Trade Mark Association) promotes the knowledge and professionalism of members and owners alike in the fields of trade marks, designs, copyright and other IP rights within the European Union.
- June 28, 2017Budapest, Hungary
Michelle P. Ciotola, Partner and Vice Chair of the firm's Trademark & Copyright Department, attended the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) 34th Annual Conference in Budapest, Hungary, on June 28, 2017.
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA)
- Programming Committee
Intellectual Property Owners Association
International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Young Practitioners Committee
Immigration Detention Service Project 2017 – provided pro bono legal assistance to detained and unrepresented asylum applicants