Colleen Flynn Goss is a well-established attorney who counsels domestic and international clients on a variety of trademark and copyright matters. Her practice encompasses advising clients on the selection, clearance and adoption of new trademarks, prosecution of applications, as well as general registration, maintenance, and enforcement of trademarks and domain names. 
 
Colleen works closely with clients to understand their risk tolerance and develop practical strategies in managing portfolios to maintain their brands, protect their assets and achieve their business objectives. She also is experienced in advising clients on complex transactions and disputes related to trade secrets, false advertising, trademarks, and copyrights.
 
A keystone of Ms. Goss’ legal practice is overseeing trademark portfolio assets for large-scale health care providers and corporations operating in the consumer products and manufacturing industry. 
 
Ms. Goss is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and currently serves as chair of the organization’s Publication Committee, which produces and maintains most of the legal resources for the INTA membership. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals every year since 2018.
 
Ms. Goss previously worked in private practice for a large Cleveland law firm concentrating on mergers, acquisitions, and securities law and has a decade of experience serving as in-house counsel for several Cleveland-based publicly traded corporations.


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Education
  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1980
  • Tufts University, B.A., Economics, 1977

Professional Associations
  • International Trademark Association, Chair, Publications Committee
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Cleveland & American Intellectual Property Law Associations
  • Cleveland Irish-American Lawyers Association

Community Involvement
  • Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation, Board of Directors
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