Jane D. Tucker

Office Location: Norfolk, VA.

Education
  • B.A. College of William & Mary J.D. Marshall-Wythe
  • School of Law, College of William & Mary
Professional & Community Activities
  • American Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property
  • Virginia Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property
  • Virginia State Bar, Section on Intellectual Property
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Program Committee
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Notable Accomplishments
  • Virginia Business, “Legal Elite” – Intellectual Property (2004-present)
  • Coastal Virginia, “Top Lawyers” – Intellectual Property Rights (2016-present)

Jane Tucker is a member of the firm’s Business Practice Group and concentrates her practice in intellectual property lawcommercial business and real estate transactionscommercial foreclosuresERISA and employee benefits matters, and community associations law. She has earned recognition for her achievements as one of Virginia’s Business’s Legal Elite and Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers. 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Jane’s intellectual property practice involves trademark and copyright registration, as well as protection, sale and/or licensing of all forms of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. 

COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS
Her business practice includes commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, foreclosures and general business transactions geared toward closely held entities. 

ERISA AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Jane’s ERISA and employee benefits practice concentrates on qualified retirement plans and welfare benefits, particularly in the areas of COBRA, USERRA, and qualified domestic relations orders, with an emphasis on multiemployer plans.

Jane received her B.A. in History from the College of William & Mary and her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.  She is a frequent speaker on topics related to intellectual property law and is a member of the Intellectual Property Sections of the Virginia Bar Association and the American Bar Association. 

As a longtime resident of Virginia, she is involved in a number of community and civic organizations.

News
Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
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Attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia for 2022. This distinction is a peer-rated nomination given to those lawyers who exemplify excellence in their specialty. “We feel very proud of our legal team accomplishments for the high ...
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29 Vandeventer Black Attorneys Listed as 2021 Legal Elite
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Twenty-nine Vandeventer Black attorneys have been recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2021 by Virginia Business magazine. The magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition every year. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio, Business Law Anne G. Bibeau, ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2020 Legal Elite
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Thirty Vandeventer Black attorneys have been recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2020 by Virginia Business Magazine. Every year, the magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio, Business Law Anne G. Bibeau, ...
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Articles
QDRO’s From The Plan Administrator’s Perspective
A qualified domestic relations order (“QDRO”) is a state domestic relations order that assigns to an alternate payee (such as a former spouse or a child) the right to receive all or a portion of benefits payable to a plan participant. Specifically, under ERISA Section 206(d)(3)(B) and Internal Revenue Code ...
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The New Copyright Claims Board
/ Intellectual Property
Copyright infringement cases are costly and time-consuming, but there is now an alternative for smaller claims – a new small claims tribunal for copyright matters involving less than $30,000.  In December 2020, Congress passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 which directed the Copyright Office to establish ...
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The Trademark Modernization Act – Greater Protections for Trademark Owners
/ Intellectual Property
The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (“TMA”), signed into law on December 27, 2020, provides trademark owners with additional tools to challenge registered marks that are no longer in use or have never been used on the goods or services claimed in the registration.  It also establishes a rebuttable presumption ...
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