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 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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Twenty-two Vandeventer Black Attorneys Selected as 2019 Legal Elite
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Twenty-Two Vandeventer Black attorneys are being recognized as ‘Legal Elite’ for 2019 by Virginia Business Magazine. The magazine partners with the Virginia Bar Association every year to grant this award to attorneys nominated by their peers for this recognition. The selected attorneys are: Christopher Ambrosio – Business Law Anne Bibeau ...
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Vandeventer Black Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia
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Several attorneys from the Norfolk-based business and litigation law firm, Vandeventer Black, have been awarded as Coastal Virginia’s Top Lawyers for 2019 by Coastal Virginia Magazine and CoVa Biz Magazine. “We are proud of our attorneys for receiving this distinction as it is a solely peer-rated nomination given to those ...
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Articles
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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Ownership and Use of Architectural Plans and Drawings
/ Intellectual Property
Who has the right to use architectural plans and drawings prepared by an architect for a specific project?  What happens if the project on which the architect was working and the architect both leave one firm and move to another firm?  What happens if one architect is retained to prepare ...
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Expedited Trademark Registration For COVID-19 Products and Services
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the need to quickly develop medical products and services to fight the virus, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is allowing the trademark examination process for marks used to identify qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services to be expedited.  This program ...
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