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  • Jan 16, 2020Danielle DeFilippis to Present at Rutgers Food Innovation Center Workshop

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, will present “Food Business Law” for the Rutgers Food Innovation Center’s “Food Business Basics Workshop” on Monday, January 27. Norris McLaughlin is a proud sponsor of the event.

    About the Food Business Basics Workshop

    DeFilippis will address selecting, clearing, and protecting a brand through trademark law. The full-day workshop, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University in Bridgeton, also offers sessions on entrepreneurship and marketing, tax, food safety and regulations, research and development, and food packaging and design, as well as networking opportunities.

    “Every time I participate in the Rutgers Food Business Basic Workshops, I learn more, see an increasing interest in the food and beverage space, and get more excited about being a part of this industry. It’s such a great opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn about starting or growing their food businesses and I look forward to continuing to help them create and build their brands,” said DeFilippis

    For more information and to register, visit foodinnovation.rutgers.edu.

    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.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Norris McLaughlin’s food, beverage, and hospitality attorneys tackle the wide array of legal issues facing the food manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers; food and beverage trade groups; breweries, distilleries, and wineries; restaurants, bars, hotels, conference centers, stadiums, and other public venues, including business planning, construction, corporate law, environmental concerns, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment law, litigation, liquor law, real estate and finance, and tax counseling.

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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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  • Oct 25, 2019Danielle DeFilippis to Present at Food Day 2019

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, will present “Pardon the Interruption: Branding & Advertising for Disruptive Food Trends” at Food Day 2019 hosted by NJBIZ and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc., on Monday, November 4. Norris McLaughlin is a proud sponsor of the event.

    About Food Day

    The event will be held 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The Event Center at iPA in Freehold, and DeFilippis will speak 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Other discussion topics include business growth services, food safety compliance, workforce development, and cyber threat and security.

    “Disruptive food trends are the hot topic right now in the food industry, and it’s especially important to be cognizant of the law surrounding the advertisement and branding of the products. I’m excited to present this course to current and future industry leaders,” said DeFilippis.

    For more information and to register, click here.

    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 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.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Norris McLaughlin’s food, beverage, and hospitality attorneys tackle the wide array of legal issues facing the food manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers; food and beverage trade groups; breweries, distilleries, and wineries; restaurants, bars, hotels, conference centers, stadiums, and other public venues, including business planning, construction, corporate law, environmental concerns, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment law, litigation, liquor law, real estate and finance, and tax counseling.

    Norris McLaughlin is a full-service, mid-sized regional law firm of 130+ attorneys with main offices in Bridgewater, NJ, New York, NY, and Allentown, PA. For more information, including a full practice area listing and attorney biographies, please visit www.norrismclaughlin.com.

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  • Oct 14, 2019Danielle DeFilippis and Andrew Linden to Discuss Cannabis Law in Food and Beverage Industry

    Danielle M. DeFilippis and Andrew D. Linden, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be panelists for a cannabis breakout session on Wednesday, October 16, at the ROI-NJ Food & Beverage Innovation Summit. The event will be at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    About the Presentation

    DeFilippis and Linden will be joined by Linda Gilbert, CEO of EcoFocus, for an industry frame of reference. DeFilippis will moderate the discussion and include her trademark perspective in the food and beverage industry, while Linden will speak on the regulatory and legal issues regarding CBD and discuss the current status of federal and state laws on these subjects. For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite page.

    “We are excited to help food and beverage businesses understand the legal hurdles when it comes to the confusing world of cannabis,” said DeFilippis.

    Linden added, “We plan to explain how to identify ways to expand and prosper in the cannabis industry.”

    About the Presenters

    Danielle DeFilippis

    DeFilippis, Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, 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 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.

    Andrew Linden

    Linden, Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Practice Group, assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate complex statutory and regulatory schemes, including those related to permitting and licensing. These include initial applications, transfers, expansions, changes in ownership, and related disclosures, distribution, and general business operations such as sales, storage of product, and recordkeeping. He assists clients in all tiers of the distribution chain with compliance and business law issues. Linden also counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in all facets of their business. These include licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling. He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality. Linden provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, advises clients on federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes, and helps them navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws. He frequently writes for Norris McLaughlin’s liquor law blog, Legal Liquor, and cannabis law blog, Legally Grown. Linden attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received his J.D., cum laude, in 2007. He earned a B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Norris McLaughlin’s food, beverage, and hospitality attorneys tackle the wide array of legal issues facing the food manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers; food and beverage trade groups; breweries, distilleries, and wineries; restaurants, bars, hotels, conference centers, stadiums, and other public venues, including business planning, construction, corporate law, environmental concerns, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment law, litigation, liquor law, real estate and finance, and tax counseling.

    The cannabis law attorneys at Norris McLaughlin provide a full range of legal and consultation services in all areas of cannabis law for employers, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors. This diverse group of attorneys navigates the complex and ever-changing laws and regulations governing the medical and recreational use of marijuana.

    Norris McLaughlin is a full service, mid-sized regional law firm of 130+ attorneys with main offices located in Bridgewater, NJ; New York, NY; and Allentown, PA. For more information, including a full practice area listing and attorney biographies, please visit www.norrismclaughlin.com.

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  • Sep 30, 2019NJBIZ Food Day 2019

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to sponsor and have Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of the firm and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, present at NJBIZ Food Day 2019.

    Danielle will present “Pardon the Interruption: Branding & Advertising for Disruptive Food Trends,” at 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., discussing the advertising trends of advances in food innovation and consistent growth of plant-based proteins and the challenges they may present.

    When: November 4, 2019

    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Agenda

    7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration/Networking, Continental Breakfast

    8:45 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome remarks (NJBIZ, NJMEP, Calandra’s Bakery)

    9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Training A, B, Marketplace

    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Training C, D, Marketplace

    11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – “Pardon the Interruption: Branding & Advertising for Disruptive Food Trends” led by Norris Mclaughlin, Marketplace

    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch, Marketplace

    1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Training B, D, Marketplace

    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Training A, C, Marketplace

    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Marketplace, Networking

     

    Where: The Event Center at iPA

    110 Schanck Road
    Freehold, New Jersey 07728

    For more information and to register, please click here.

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  • Sep 18, 2019Danielle DeFilippis to Present Webinar for International Food and Beverage Industry

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, will present a webinar, “A Legal and Commercial Overview of the F&B Industry in the U.S. and India,” with Raka Chakrawarti, Founder and CEO of Gourmet Delight; Harshita Gandhi, Founder and Managing Director of Tree of Life; and Mohit Kapoor, Co-Founder of law firm Universal Legal Advocates in India, on Tuesday, October 1.

    About the Presentation

    The webinar, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EDT/6:30 – 7:30 p.m. IST, will explain food distribution in the United States and India, legal issues arising from cross-border food distribution, and include practical tips and insights. Kapoor will discuss the Indian food and beverage industry, food products, packaging and labeling, quality control, and cross-border food recall. DeFilippis will cover the food distribution process and leaders in the U.S., considerations before entering the U.S. market, cross-border legal issues, the significance of reviewing contractual arrangements, and themes. For more information and to register, please visit www.nmlegalevents.com.

    “I am excited to once again be able to talk about something I have been passionate about all my life: food and the law. It’s even better this time that I am joined by my friends and colleagues, and we look forward to this opportunity and, hopefully, more to come,” said DeFilippis.

    About the Presenters

    Raka Chakrawarti

    Started by Chakrawarti, who spent close to a decade in Indian Hotels, the love of quality ingredients and the joy of discovery of unique ingredients makes Gourmet Delight a food connoisseurs dream. A media and hospitality veteran, Chakrawarti has previously worked for a large media conglomerate and Indian Hotels, which operate the Taj Brand in India and abroad. Deeply passionate and curious about the art of hospitality, her stint with Indian Hotels had been close to a decade when she felt the need to start her own platform. She felt that the reach of quality food products to the consumer could be better if more choices are offered via a sustainable e-commerce model.

    By the time Chakrawarti’s venture Gourmet Delight took off, India had come a long way in food knowledge and the love of gourmet food via the Michelin star chefs and restaurants and all the international food formats coming home to India and Indian formats opening to packed audiences abroad.

    Gourmet Delight celebrates the love for best in the class food International products as well as all that is famous in India – from the spices to artisan cheese to organic Indian food – and has garnered some accolades in its journey. Gourmet Delight was one of the startups selected to meet Sunder Pichai in Delhi in January 2017 and the first runner-up in the India Retail Leadership Summit Award 2018.

    Chakrawarti is a Literature graduate from Delhi University and an MBA from BIT Mesra.

    Danielle DeFilippis

    DeFilippis focuses her practice on intellectual property, contracts, and litigation. She regularly serves as lead counsel in cases before federal and state courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and alternative resolution forums. She has handled cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, commercial disparagement, business torts, deceptive trade practices, Lanham Act claims, state and federal unfair competition laws, and other business disputes. DeFilippis is an author for Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your Ma®kTM.

    DeFilippis has represented clients in a variety of industries, most notably, food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, sports, and entertainment. She enjoys working with both 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 has been 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.

    Harshita Gandhi

    Gandhi is a professional with over 30 years of experience across the fields of hospitality, retail, sales, distribution, and marketing.

    Based now in Mumbai after over a decade in the U.S., Gandhi is the founder and Managing Director of Tree of Life, India’s Largest and one-of-kind sales, marketing, and distribution company with a presence in 45 cities. Tree of Life is the exclusive distribution partner for international and domestic brands in the FMCG industry with a specialized focus on packaged food and beverages. Their multi-channel approach and focus on last-mile execution puts them way ahead of the pack and the choice of ambitious brands that see the Indian consumer as a strategic target.

    Tree of Life represents companies like the Hain Celestial Group (U.S.), Premier Foods (U.K.), Hive & Wellness (Australia), and many others.

    Mohit Kapoor

    Kapoor is qualified in two jurisdictions, as a Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales (NP), and as an Advocate in India. He has over 20 years of experience.

    Kapoor has advised Indian and International corporations on general business law matters, private equity transactions, outbound global investments by Indian companies, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business combinations, corporate restructurings, dispute resolution, real estate, hospitality, intellectual property, private trusts, and estate-related matters.

    Kapoor has deep relationships with domestic and international tax, accountancy, consultants, and law firms across the world to assist his clients in their global business.

    Prior to establishing Universal Legal, Kapoor worked with leading law firms and corporations in London and Mumbai, and with a former Additional Solicitor General of India in New Delhi.

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