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  • Feb 21, 2020Jeanne Hamburg to Speak on Protecting and Merchandising a Restaurant Brand

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., along with Marcus Guiliano, business speaker, author, and restaurant owner, will co-present “How to Implement Psychology Based Marketing on All Your Platforms and Protecting and Merchandising Your Restaurant Brand” for the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

    “Your brand is such an important asset and must be protected, especially for restaurants. Being able to master and confidently handle IP challenges can even create new revenue streams for restaurant owners through merchandising,” said Hamburg.

    About the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

    The annual event, featuring over 40 education sessions and over 500 of the leading vendors serving the restaurant and foodservice industry, is being held March 8-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York. Hamburg and Guiliano will speak on Monday, March 9, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., in room 1C02, listed as session number M110.

    In their session, Hamburg will cover how to protect and enforce rights in a restaurant’s name, design, and website content; protect a restaurant from copycats; and create new revenue streams through merchandising a restaurant’s brand while Guiliano will cover the top psychology triggers to use in emails, websites, business cards, and other guest interactions.

    For more information and to register, visit InternationalRestaurantNY.com.

    About Jeanne Hamburg

    A resident of New York, Hamburg 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 intellectual property needs. Each year since 2009, she has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. Only five percent of New York attorneys receive this honor. Hamburg 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.

    Hamburg 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, Hamburg 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.

    Hamburg 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, New York State Restaurant Association, New Jersey Food Processors, and Brewers Association. She is also a member of the Copyright Society of the USA and the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving on its Leadership Development Committee. Hamburg is a co-author of the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Ma®k.

    Hamburg attended Wellesley College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Psychology, with Honors in English, in 1987. In 1990, she received her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was editor of the Columbia Law Review.

    About Marcus Guiliano

    Guiliano is a two-time business author, international Speaker, Forbes Business Council Contributor, restaurant owner, and restaurant success coach. Founder of the Restaurant Growth Secrets University, he is dedicated to helping other business owners prosper. Guiliano and his books have been featured on ABC, CBS, Good Morning America, Dr Oz, OneGreenPlanet, TEDx, The New York Times, CNN, and many other media outlets.

    Guiliano and his wife opened Aroma Thyme Bistro in 2003 in an economically-depressed area in upstate New York. A high-end farm-to-table restaurant in this area was not well received. He quickly learned how to become a marketing guru and simultaneously building a restaurant and helping improve the image of his town.

    Guiliano’s other calling is food activism which includes socially responsible ingredients, local sourcing, and supporting family-operated food and beverage. His TEDx talk was about finding your passion in your career. Guiliano is also a passionate expert in both real food and business marketing.

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  • Feb 18, 2020Jeanne Hamburg to Co-Present Webinar for American and European Digital Content Providers on Copyright and Data Privacy Laws

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., along with two colleagues from the European law firm of Fieldfisher in Germany, Oliver Süme and Stephan Zimprich, will present “A Comparison of European and American Copyright and Privacy Laws Affecting Digital Content Providers” on Tuesday, March 3, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., online.

    “For companies in the United States doing business in Europe and vice versa, the differences between copyright and data privacy law can be striking and confusing, so I am excited and honored to join forces with Oliver and Stephan to offer knowledge to digital content providers,” said Hamburg.

    About the Webinar

    Discussion topics include the similarities and differences between American and European copyright; litigating copyright cases in the United States versus the European Union, social media platform’s liability in the United States versus the European Union, and data privacy protection in the United States and the European Union.

    The webinar is free of charge through Zoom Meeting. For more information and to register, visit our website at www.nmlegalevents.com.

    About Jeanne Hamburg

    Hamburg concentrates her practice in 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, Hamburg has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer®. She is ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, which lists the top 1,000 trademark attorneys in 70 jurisdictions globally.

    In the transactional area, Hamburg 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. Hamburg 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. She also negotiates publishing and merchandising deals around the world for a famous children’s book author and handles all U.S. trademark matters for one of the world’s best-known artists. Hamburg chairs the firm’s Internet Law Practice Group.

    Hamburg 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.

    Hamburg is a co-author of the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Mark.

    Hamburg attended Wellesley College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Psychology, with Honors in English, in 1987. In 1990, she received her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was editor of the Columbia Law Review.

    About Oliver Süme 

    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.

    Süme 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.

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

    About Stephan Zimprich

    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 data privacy regulation, media regulation, unfair trade practices regulation and IT law matters.

    Zimprich’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.

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

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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 InternationalRestaurantNY.com

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  • 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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    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, 2020Jeanne Hamburg to Present Compliance and Branding Webinar with Victoria Ho for Food Industry

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., along with Victoria Ho, a consultant in the food industry with extensive food Compliance Policy Guides Manual (CPG) compliance experience, will present “Compliance and Branding for the Food Industry” on Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., online.

    “For food business owners to sell their products and instill confidence in buyers, compliance and branding are essential. With the average consumer spending only five seconds looking at a product, a unique brand and design can set a company apart and build consumer trust. I look forward to working with Victoria to educate food entrepreneurs on the key aspects of labeling compliance and branding for their food products,” said Hamburg.

    About the Webinar

    Discussion topics include developing FDA and state-compliant packaging materials and labels, such as on-pack messaging; UPC scannable and properly coded products for food safety; protecting food brands, including packaging, designs, promotional materials, and website; clearing and registering food trademarks and product designs; and drafting contracts to protect the brand, designs, and recipes.

    The webinar is free of charge through Zoom Meeting. For more information and to register, visit our website at www.nmlegalevents.com.

    About Jeanne Hamburg

    A resident of New York, Hamburg 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 five percent of New York attorneys receive this honor.  Hamburg 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.

    Hamburg 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, Hamburg 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.

    Hamburg 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 Leadership Development Committee.

    Hamburg attended Wellesley College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Psychology, with Honors in English, in 1987. In 1990, she received her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was editor of the Columbia Law Review.

    About Victoria Ho

    Fueled by the power of good food to nourish genuine human connections, Ho 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, Ho 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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  • 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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  • Sep 05, 2019Best Practices for Branding and Marketing Your Restaurant Webinar
    Please join marketing expert, chef, and restaurant owner Marcus Guiliano, and food, beverage & hospitality attorney Jeanne Hamburg, for a not-to-be-missed webinar providing tips on how to set your restaurant apart and bring in new patrons.

    From Marcus, learn the top psychology triggers to use in emails, websites, business cards, and every other guest interaction, as he covers how to implement psychology-based marketing on all your platforms.

    We have all been frustrated with marketing that doesn’t work. And then there are times we run a campaign that gets decent results. Confusion reigns when sales reps – from radio, to magazines, to banner ads – walk in and give you conflicting advice. What gives when it comes to marketing? There are proven tactics you can use that, when implemented, can influence the brain to buy. When it comes down to it, the brain is lazy. There are close to two dozen reasons why the brain will make a quick decision and buy in a split second. It’s the same split-second decision that you use when you sit at the bar and meet the bartender.

    From Jeanne, learn how to select, protect, and enforce your restaurant’s name, design and website, how to protect your restaurant from copycats, and create new revenue streams through merchandising your brand.

    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: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Where: Zoom Meeting

    Registration: Eventbrite

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  • May 30, 2019Jeanne Hamburg to Present Webinar with Vincent Biscaye for Food and Beverage Startups

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., along with Vincent Biscaye, Managing Founder of Step Two Advisors, will present an informative webinar for food and beverage startups on best practices in business and legal planning.  They will discuss entity formation; organization; foundational documents; financial statements; key contracts; budgeting; pricing; brand selection, clearance, and registration; copyright protection for logos and websites; website terms of use and privacy policies; and legal liabilities that insurance can help mitigate.

    The webinar, free of charge, will be held Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., through Zoom Meeting.  For more information and to register, please click here.

    A resident of New York, Hamburg 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 five percent of New York attorneys receive this honor.  Hamburg 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.

    Hamburg 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, Hamburg 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.

    Hamburg 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.

    Hamburg attended Wellesley College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Psychology, with Honors in English, in 1987.  In 1990, she received her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was the editor of the Columbia Law Review.

    Biscaye is a former international commodity derivatives trader turned entrepreneur.  With a 10-year background in investment banking and financial services, he decided to change career paths and explore a whole new world.  In 2014, he joined a fast-growing HPP cold-pressed beverage company (Love Grace) as partner and CFO.

    Two years later, Biscaye decided to help other early stage CPG startups from and founded Step Two Advisors.  Offering a wide variety of services, such as business development, finance, strategy, and marketing, he has worked with over 30 brands in the past three years, including Blue Marble Ice Cream, Nounós Creamery, Bear’s Fruit Kombucha, Bitsy’s, Mood33, Glow Beverages, and Evive Smoothie.

    In addition, Biscaye joined BeyondBrands, a conscious consulting agency, as a partner in 2019.  He earned his MiF from HEC Paris and his MSc in General Engineering and Information Technology from Mines Nancy in France.

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