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  • Mar 04, 2020Danielle DeFilippis to Speak on Sustainable Sourcing at New Jersey Food Processors Association Conference

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, will be part of a panel on “Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing & Procurement” for the New Jersey Food Processors Association Annual Conference at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, March 13.

    “Sustainability has become an emerging concern in the food industry. Many food industry players are implementing sustainability initiatives within their companies. With this comes advertising considerations and challenges. I am excited to team up with such prominent individuals on this panel to help navigate potential pitfalls when advertising about the sustainability of the food products,” said DeFilippis.

    About the Presentation

    Andrea Chu, Sustainable Agriculture Analyst at Campbell Soup, and William Lachowsky, Training and Food Safety Specialist at the Food Processing Human Resources Council, will join DeFilippis for the presentation during the supply chain breakout sessions. Other topics to be addressed include creating efficiencies within the supply chain network and technological transportation innovation.

    The conference, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, also offers a corporate social responsibility keynote speaker, vendor exhibits, networking opportunities, and a sustainability breakout session that includes discussions on building sustainable programs, the growing importance of sustainability from a consumer perspective, and carbon footprint reduction efforts around waste. For more information and to register, visit

    About Danielle DeFilippis

    DeFilippis focuses her practice on intellectual property, contracts, and litigation. Her passion for food and beverage brands began at a young age, as she watched her father service various food brands through his work for a sales and marketing company. As the products came through her household, DeFilippis learned about marketing and branding from a retail and manufacturing perspective. Her appetite grew, and she now enjoys working with emerging and established food and beverage companies on brand development, clearance, counseling through the various stages of growth, and when the need arises, prosecuting and defending litigation.

    DeFilippis is an author for Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your MaⓇk™. She has been recognized by NJBIZ in its “Manufacturing Power 50” list and named to New Jersey Law Journal’s 2019 list of “New Jersey Trailblazers” for her efforts in the food and beverage industry in New Jersey and for expanding those efforts on a global scale.

    DeFilippis received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2004 and her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001.

    The Norris McLaughlin food, beverage, and hospitality attorneys are proud members of the New Jersey Food Processors Association.

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  • Feb 25, 2020NeedQuest – Business Networking for Special Needs Professionals

    Join us for business networking for professionals who serve the special needs community in New Jersey!

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., invites you to join us for a breakfast networking event. Come meet other professionals who serve the special needs community in New Jersey. Make new friends, meet new colleagues, and get referrals.

    When: Thursday, March 5, 2020

    9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    Light breakfast will be served.

    Where: Norris McLaughlin

    400 Crossing Boulevard, 8th Floor
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807


    About Norris McLaughlin

    Our experienced elder care and special needs law attorneys go beyond traditional planning to address the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities by assisting them in long-term care planning and advocacy, guardianships and conservatorships, and end-of-life planning. We have deep expertise and personal experience with special needs issues, including the transition to adult services, and can provide guidance far beyond simply setting up a special needs trust.

    Shana Siegel, Chair of the Norris McLaughlin Elder Care and Special Needs Law Practice Group, concentrates her practice in the area of elder law, focusing on representing seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families in connection with life care planning, public benefits, trust and estate planning, and long-term care advocacy. She has extensive experience in probate and estate administration, asset preservation, supplemental and special needs trusts, planning for disability, guardianship and estate litigation, resident rights, health care decision-making, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance appeals.

    About NeedQuest

    Families with children with special needs know the struggle to find special needs programs and services in New Jersey. NeedQuest connects families with children and adults with special needs in New Jersey to providers including special education schools for special needs students, special needs schools, special needs camps, special needs lawyers, advocates for children with special needs, special needs sleepaway camps, special needs YMCA camps with inclusion and summer programs, after school programs for children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs, speech therapists, pediatric occupational therapists, DDD approved agencies and programs, and special needs events.

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  • Feb 12, 2020How to Implement Psychology-Based Marketing on All Your Platforms and Protecting and Merchandising Your Restaurant Brand

    In this double feature session, Member at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Jeanne Hamburg will cover how to protect and enforce your rights in your restaurant’s name, design and website content, how to protect your restaurant from copycats, and create new revenue streams through merchandising your brand and Marcus Guiliano will cover the top psychology triggers to use in emails, websites, business cards, and every other guest interaction.

    As a restaurant whose brand is critical to attracting new patrons, and retaining loyal ones, you will, or already have, faced those who use your restaurant’s name, website, or even an interior design similar to yours. By mastering the best practices for protecting these important assets, you can confidently handle these challenges and even create new revenue streams through merchandising. You will learn how to select and protect your brand as well as how to protect your restaurant’s unique design. So that you can promote all the favorable reviews you have received, you will be given guidance on how to handle rights clearance for using customer testimonials and photos in social media and on your web site. You will also learn how copyrighting your website can discourage copycats and assist in enforcing your rights, and the essentials of a good website development agreement, privacy policy and terms of use. And finally, you will also learn the types of contracts critical to merchandising your restaurant-branded food, beverage, and other products.

    When: Monday, March 9, 2020

    2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Where: Javits Center

    New York, New York

    Registration: please visit

    Posted in: Events, Food, Beverage & Hospitality, Intellectual Property, Jeanne Hamburg | Tags: , ,

  • Feb 06, 2020A Comparison of European and American Copyright and Privacy Laws Affecting Digital Content Providers [WEBINAR]

    For companies in the United States doing business in Europe and European companies doing business in the United States, the differences between copyright and data privacy law can be striking and confusing.

    Please join us for this comprehensive seminar in which an American copyright attorney at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Jeanne Hamburg, and two colleagues from the European law firm of Fieldfisher in Germany, Oliver Süme and Stephan Zimprich, as they discuss:

    • Similarities and differences between American and European copyright, including:
      • The scope of rights protected by copyright and who owns these rights
      • How to determine copyrightability
      • The role of copyright registration (or the lack thereof)
      • Work made for hire
      • Protection for so-called droit moral (moral rights)
    • Litigating copyright cases in the United States vs. the European Union, including:
      • Proving copyright infringement
      • Defenses to infringement
      • Click-through agreements and contract actions vs. copyright suits
      • Procedural considerations (statute of limitations, standing, forum, and declaratory judgment)
      • Cost of litigation
      • Scope of damages, including attorneys’ fee awards
    • Social media platform’s liability in the United States vs. the European Union, including the new Copyright Directive in the European Union and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States
    • Data privacy protection in the United States and the European Union, including
      • General Data Privacy Regulation (“GDPR”) and recent GDPR enforcement in the European Union
      • The patchwork of state laws on privacy in the United States, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)

    When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

    Where: Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 373 321 438

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    Registration: Eventbrite

    About the Presenters

    Jeanne Hamburg concentrates her practice on all aspects of copyright and trademark law. Resident in Norris McLaughlin’s New York City office, she assists clients in a broad range of industries with their intellectual property needs, but most notably in the media, entertainment, and publishing fields.  In each year since 2009, Jeanne has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer.® Jeanne is ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, which lists the top 1000 trademark attorneys in 70 jurisdictions globally.

    In the transactional area, Jeanne is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print and online publishing, software development, website development, content licenses, and electronic subscriptions.  She has litigated high-profile copyright cases, including one that attracted the attention of the U.S. Copyright Office, and one involving the claims of an artist seeking to prevent the sale of her incomplete works by a major New York auction house, whose work is featured in some of the most famous museums in New York and around the world. Jeanne represents or has represented the largest online publisher of Jewish content in North America, several magazine and newspaper publishers, a well-known academic publisher, a large STM publisher, the owner of a world-famous video game, and a New York-based creative agency collaborating on an immersive project with a renowned photographer, handling copyright and/or a wide array of electronic and print publishing matters. Jeanne also negotiates publishing and merchandising deals around the world for a famous children’s book author and handles all US trademark matters for one of the world’s best-known artists. She chairs the firm’s Internet Law Practice Group.

    Jeanne has spoken to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Rights and Permissions Committee members and before the New York chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. She frequently writes on topics of interest to those in the publishing industry.

    Oliver Süme is a German-certified information technology (IT) lawyer and partner at Fieldfisher. He is an IT, technology law, and data protection specialist with more than two decades of experience in the field.

    Oliver advises national and international clients of various sectors on their path to digitization. Data protection, IT Security, and IT contracts are among his key areas, as well as the legal impact of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

    Oliver serves as Chairman of the Association of the Internet Industry (eco) and is a Member of the IT Committee of the Hanseatic Bar Association.

    Stephan Zimprich is a German lawyer and partner specialized in IP enforcement and litigation at the European law firm Fieldfisher. He has a strong technology background and advises clients mainly from digital industries in privacy regulation, media regulation, unfair trade practices regulation and IT law matters.

    Stephan’s clients include global cloud service providers, social networks, and review platforms, some of Europe´s leading ad-tech businesses and specialist software providers for regulated industries such as insurance. He also has a strong litigation track record and regularly represents his clients before the court, including the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

    Stephan chairs the Blockchain working group of the Eco Association of the Internet Industry.

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  • Jan 21, 2020CannaRiskCon 1.0 Mitigating Risk and Limiting Liability

    CannaRiskCon 1.0, a panel discussion forum sponsored by Norris McLaughlin, The John Morgan McLachlan Agency, and New Ventures Consulting, will include in-depth Q&A-style conversations about the inherent legal liabilities and potential business risks facing the cannabis industry.  This inaugural event will take place on January 29, 2020, at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

    Featuring leading experts risk management, insurance coverage, and the ever-expanding discipline of cannabis law, growers and dispensary operators from all levels of management and ownership will receive actionable information takeaways to help protect themselves from risk and liability and ensure their companies are successful.

    Registration for this event is FREE, but is limited to the first 100 people who register!  The information and takeaways from this event will be most valuable to growers and dispensary owners already invested in the industry, as well as those interested in starting a cannabis business or introducing cannabis products to their existing business.  Ancillary service providers, vendors, distributors, and supply chain manufacturers are also encouraged to attend.  Whatever role your business plays in delivering cannabis products to this fast-growing market, this is one program you will not want to miss.

    When: January 29, 2020

    8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Where: Bridgewater Manor

    1251 US-206
    Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807


    About the Norris McLaughlin Panelist

    Eric Alvarez concentrates his practice on high-stakes, complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court. He represents businesses of all shapes and sizes—from closely-held partnerships to international corporations—as well as individuals, in a wide range of litigation matters, including general commercial litigation, consumer fraud, products liability, and mass tort litigation. Eric handles and coordinates multi-jurisdictional cases through all stages of litigation, up to and including trial. He is also a member of the firm’s Cannabis Law Practice Group. He advises clients on compliance with state and federal laws and regulations relating to the production, research, and testing of cannabis and cannabis-derived products such as cannabidiol (“CBD”).

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  • Jan 07, 2020Compliance and Branding for the Food Industry

    Join Jeanne Hamburg, a trademark attorney here at Norris McLaughlin, and Victoria Ho, a consultant in the food industry with extensive food CPG compliance experience, as they guide you through key aspects of labeling compliance and branding for your food products.

    The average product recall costs food entrepreneurs an average of $10 million. Moreover, to get your product on shelves and instill confidence in buyers, compliance is essential. Victoria will cover how to develop:

    • FDA/State compliant packaging materials
    • FDA/State compliant label (on-pack messaging)
    • UPC scannable and properly coded for food safety

    With the average consumer spending only five seconds looking at your product, a unique brand and design can set you apart and build consumer loyalty and goodwill. Jeanne will cover how to:

    • Protect your food brands, packaging, designs, promotional materials, and website
    • Clear and register your food trademarks and product designs
    • Draft contracts to protect your brand, designs, and recipes

    When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Where: Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 508 263 767

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    Registration: Eventbrite

    About the Presenters

    Jeanne Hamburg

    Jeanne focuses her practice in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area, assisting clients in the food, beverage, and restaurant industries with their IP needs.  Each year since 2009, she has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation.  Only 5% of New York attorneys receive this honor.  Jeanne is also ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000).  Among a group of fewer than 90 trademark professionals in New York, she was named a top trademark attorney in the areas of enforcement and litigation.

    Jeanne has litigated in federal courts across the country, acting as national counsel to bring and defend infringement claims for clients both foreign and domestic.  Most recently, she litigated through appeal to the Federal Circuit a food trademark case that has been described as generating one of the most important trademark decisions in 2018. In the transactional area, Jeanne counsels clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions.  She is experienced in copyright and trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement, and has particular expertise with contentious and transactional issues arising from the Internet.

    Jeanne frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property topics for food, beverage, restaurant, and hospitality trade groups, and is a member of the Specialty Food Association and the New York State Restaurant Association.  She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving on its Government Officials Training Committee.

    Victoria Ho

    Fueled by the power of good food to nourish genuine human connections, Victoria founded SherpaCPG in 2019 to shift a decade of maker experience towards helping fellow food and beverage brands bring their culinary stories to life and their wellness-driven products to market. With a focus on strategic innovation and brand development for the CPG food and beverage industry, Victoria prepares new products for sustainable success in a retail environment by addressing all stages of the path to market including product formulation, comprehensive packaging compliance and design, brand messaging and product positioning. SherpaCPG is proud to work with a global clientele on projects that champion supply chain transparency, sustainable manufacturing, and accessible nutrition.

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  • Nov 14, 2019Cannabis + Vaping
    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to have Eric Alvarez, an Associate of the firm, be a featured speaker at Revel’s upcoming event “Cannabis + Vaping.”

    Course Description

    Vaping has been making headlines in recent months due to its link to health-related problems. Speakers will use their knowledge of the cannabis industry to discuss how these headlines affect the cannabis industry. Alvarez will specifically speak on the potential product liability implications, including manufacture and design defects

    When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Registration & Networking 6:30 —7:15 p.m.

    Program 7:15—8:30 p.m.

    Questions & Answers 8:30—9:00 p.m.

    Post Networking Event 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

    Where: Subculture

    45 Bleeker Street
    New York, NY 10012

    Please click here to register.

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