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  • Jun 18, 2020IP for International Markets

    James R. Major, D.Phil., a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will co-present the free webinar, “IP for International Markets,” hosted by the University of Cambridge Alumni CAMentrepreneurs.

    About IP for International Markets

    This webinar is meant for alumni who need advice on the identification and protection of Intellectual Assets (IA) and Intellectual Property (IP) rights, want to invest in or start companies, or want to make new connections, clients, co-founders, or team members, as well as students who are interested in entrepreneurship and want to learn more about the ownership of IAs and IP rights or find investors, co-founders, jobs, internships, or freelancing opportunities.

    Major will be joined by Dr. Claudia M. Duffy, European Patent Attorney and Founder of Innovare IP in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and Anna Mae Koo, Partner of Vivien Chan & Co in Beijing, China, and Hong Kong. They will discuss strategies for identification, management, and protection of IAs and IP rights suitable for international markets, as well as share lessons from their experience in dealing with their clients’ IP during these unprecedented times. CAMentrepreneurs Richard Lucas, Dr. Claudia M. Duffy, and Robert Howells will moderate, leading the meeting, introduction, and networking opportunities.

    When: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

    7:00 – 8:50 a.m. EDT

    Registration: Eventbrite

    About James Major

    Major dedicates his practice to U.S. and foreign copyright, patent, and trademark matters.  His doctorate in immunology and virology and over ten years’ legal experience enable him to understand the patentability of new technologies, as well as the science and data required to secure and expand patent protection in light of new statutory subject matter requirements.  Major is highly experienced in rendering patentability, landscape, freedom-to-operate, and invalidity opinions, particularly in the field of biologics.  He also has patent and trademark litigation experience.

    Major is exceptionally qualified in patent prosecution matters relating to small molecules, nucleic acids, proteins, antibodies, chemical processes, formulations, industrial processes, beverages, genetically-modified plants, and methods of treatment. He has also published on patent and cannabis-related matters. Major assists players in the emerging cannabis industry in the evaluation and securing of patents.

    Major received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2011 from New York Law School, where he was on the Dean’s List, and was a candidate for the Trustees’ Prize for the highest average in the Evening Division.  He was also Staff Editor of the New York Law School Law Review, a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and a member of the Institute for Information Law and Policy.  He received his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2003 and his B.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1996.

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  • May 01, 2020Bouncing Back to Business: Insights and Ideas for Food Entrepreneurs

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, will be a panelist for the free, virtual town hall roundtable event, “Bouncing Back to Business: Insights and Ideas for Food Entrepreneurs,” hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station’s Food Innovation Center of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

    About the Food Entrepreneurs Town Hall

    The content provided is meant to help businesses best prepare as we emerge out of the current business climate and protocol caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Discussion topics will include:

    • Resetting your food business
    • Changing your business strategy
    • Investing in your resources
    • Preparing for the future

    Danielle will also be joined by:

    • Diane Holtaway, Associate Director of Marketing and Business Development at the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center
    • John Lawson, Senior Regional Grocery Buyer at Whole Foods Market
    • Timothy Rankins, Tax Senior Manager at Eisner Amper LLP
    • Guy Salisch, Chief Financial Officer and Food Service Consultant at Salisch & Associates
    • Donna F. Schaffner, Associate Director of Food Safety Quality Assurance and Training at the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center

    When: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Registration: foodinnovation.rutgers.edu

    About Danielle DeFilippis

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, focuses her practice on intellectual property matters and litigation. She appears on behalf of individual and corporate clients in all phases of litigation from commencement through trial. Danielle 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.

    Danielle has represented clients in a variety of industries, most notably, food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, sports, and entertainment. Danielle’s focus is on trademark prosecution and litigation. She has represented clients in 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.

    Danielle is involved in several organizations including the IP Section of the New York State Bar Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA), serving on the Government Officials Training Committee. Danielle is also a regular contributor to Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Mark.

    Danielle 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. She was also listed in the 2014 editions of New York Metro and New Jersey Rising Stars. No more than 2.5% of lawyers in each state are named to the Rising Stars list.

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  • Apr 30, 2020Danielle DeFilippis to Be Panelist for Rutgers Food Innovation Center Town Hall for Food Entrepreneurs

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, will be a panelist for the virtual town hall roundtable, “Bouncing Back to Business: Insights and Ideas for Food Entrepreneurs,” 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 6.

    “As the current pandemic continues to impact our food industry, it is important for businesses to know there are ways to heal and prepare a path forward,” said DeFilippis. This town hall is a positive environment where industry members will share their advice on how companies are managing the crisis and preparing for the future.

    About the Food Innovation Center Town Hall

    Hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station’s Food Innovation Center of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, this program meant to help businesses best prepare as we emerge out of the current business climate and protocol caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Discussion topics will include resetting a food business, changing business strategy, investing in resources, and preparing for the future.

    Joining Danielle on the panel will be John Lawson, Senior Regional Grocery Buyer at Whole Foods Market; Timothy Rankins, Tax Senior Manager at Eisner Amper LLP; Guy Salisch, Chief Financial Officer and Food Service Consultant at Salisch & Associates; Donna F. Schaffner, Associate Director of Food Safety Quality Assurance and Training at the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center; as well as Diane Holtaway, Associate Director of Marketing and Business Development at the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center, who will moderate the roundtable. For more information and to register, visit foodinnovation.rutgers.edu.

    About Danielle DeFilippis

    DeFilippis focuses her practice on intellectual property, contracts, and litigation, particularly in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries. 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.

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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 10, 2020Danielle DeFilippis to Present at Hudson Kitchen Food Business Bootcamp

    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 Law Basics” for the Hudson Kitchen’s “Food Business Bootcamp,” 11:30 a.m. – noon, Saturday, February 22.

    “This is a great opportunity for anyone ready to turn their passion into a profitable business. Being a part of a community centered around a commercial kitchen like Hudson Kitchen is a recipe for success,” said DeFilippis.

    About the Food Business Bootcamp

    DeFilippis will address general legal considerations, such as the responsibility of food business owners to know federal, state, and local laws; advertising considerations; and intellectual property. Other discussion topics include goal setting, pricing and menu planning, marketing trends, and food business requirements and operations.

    The full-day workshop, 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Hudson Kitchen in Kearny, also offers the opportunity to tour the commercial kitchen and a handbook for participants to take home. For more information and to register, visit thehudsonkitchen.com.

    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.

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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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    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, 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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