- State of Connecticut, 2008
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007
Western New England University School of Law, J.D., 2007
University of Kent, B.A., American Studies, 1991 - 1995
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., American Studies, 1992 - 1993
- Western New England University School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Trademark Law
Christopher Whalley focuses his practice on United States and overseas trademark prosecution and enforcement, as well as taking a lead role in advising clients on trademark clearance, branding and due diligence issues as well as portfolio management for some of the firm’s largest trademark clients. Chris has also presented lectures on trademark and copyright practice at UConn Law School and currently teaches trademark law at Western New England University College of Law as an Adjunct Professor.
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-present
Intellectual Property Paralegal, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2007-2014
- October 23, 2016
On October 19, 2016, more than 30 artists attended a seminar on “Creativity and the Law,” presented by members of Cantor Colburn’s Trademark & Copyright Department. Working with the Greater Hartford Arts Council, a nonprofit supporting arts organizations for more than 45 years, these artists were invited to a seminar about the basics of copyright protection as it relates to their art and livelihood.
- December 18, 2014
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce the election of four new partners, the promotion of five associates to counsel and of one paralegal to associate. The new partners are Victor Kernus, Jaehoon Kim, Howard Levy, and Jeffrey Waters. The new counsel are Eric Baron, Michelle Ciotola, Krista Kostiew, Karen LeCuyer, and Jamie Platkin. Chris Whalley was promoted from Intellectual Property Paralegal to Associate. The promotions are effective January 1, 2015.
- July 11, 2014
Hartford, Conn. — Cantor Colburn will host the September 2014 International Trademark Association (INTA) Trademark Assistant (TMA) roundtable, The Office Action: A Challenge or a Cinch?, in the firm’s Hartford office on September 11th.
- November 15, 2016Hollywood, Florida
The 2016 INTA Leadership Meeting, November 15-18 in Hollywood, Florida, brings together INTA volunteer leaders once a year to advance the Association’s objectives and goals. It offers them an advanced-level educational program and the opportunity to conduct business and network with colleagues from around the world.
INTA is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce.
- October 19, 2016Hartford, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn presents a seminar for artists on copyright law through our partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council, entitled "Creativity and the Law." Cantor Colburn attorneys will show the importance of using intellectual property law, especially copyright law, to protect artists.
Register on the Greater Hartford Arts Council's website: https://letsgoarts.org/copyright-seminar.
- February 13, 2016Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut
- October 1, 2015Hartford, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn's Trademark & Copyright Department hosted The International Trademark Association (INTA) Roundtable "Due Diligence in IP Transactions" from 12-2 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Cantor Colburn's Hartford office.
- September 11, 2014Hartford, CT
Connecticut Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
International Trademark Association (INTA), Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee, 2017, 2018