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Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Launches Intellectual Property Law Blog

Posted on August 19th, 2015

Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has launched More Than Your Mark, a blog providing insights on emerging areas in intellectual property law to help business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals protect their brand and market competitively within the confines of developing law. Danielle M. DeFilippis, an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property law group, will author the blog.

“NMM’s IP Law Blog will provide insights on more than just your trademark. Intellectual Property law is constantly evolving, and this blog will provide an interactive forum through which we are able to provide updates on developing law, thoughts on emerging issues in the market, and perspective on licensing, branding, labeling and other concepts affecting today’s businesses,” said DeFilippis.

Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has a wide range of representative experience in various aspects of trademark, copyright, cybersquatting and unfair competition.  We represent clients in cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, deceptive trade practices, Lanham Act claims and state and federal unfair competition laws.  The firm’s experience extends across a number of industries, including pharmaceutical, consumer electronic, interactive entertainment, alcohol, and petroleum. In addition to appearing in civil courts, we also represent clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the USPTO.  Our attorneys regularly counsel clients on their trademark and copyright matters, including trademark clearance and registration, and negotiating licensing agreements, as well as prosecution and defense of infringement actions.

DeFilippis, a resident of Glen Rock, New Jersey, focuses her practice on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. She has appeared on behalf of corporate clients in all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, as well as administrative tribunals and alternative resolution forums. DeFilippis has represented clients in cases involving trademark and copyright infringement, business torts, deceptive trade practices, Lanham Act claims, and state and federal unfair competition laws. Her commercial experience includes claims involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and other business disputes, theft of trade secrets, and partnership disputes. She has acted as coverage counsel, analyzing claims under commercial general and business liability, excess/umbrella, and professional liability policies. DeFilippis earned her J.D. in 2004 from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was Editor and Director of Staffing & Symposia for the Legislative Journal; and her B.A. in 2001 from The Pennsylvania State University. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Second Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York Bar Association, and International Trademark Association (INTA).