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Danielle M. DeFilippis

Member | New Jersey/New York

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 various industries, most notably food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, sports, and entertainment, focusing on trademark prosecution and litigation. Her cases have involved 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 organizations including the IP Section of the New York State Bar Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA), serving on the Trademark Office’s Practice Committee. She is a regular contributor to Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Mark®.

While in law school, Danielle was Editor and Director of Staffing & Symposia for the Legislative Journal. She also completed a judicial internship with the Hon. Ronald J. Hedges, District Court of New Jersey. After law school, Danielle served as a judicial clerk with the Hon. Stephen J. Bernstein, Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County.

Danielle was recognized by NJBIZ in its “2021 Law Power 50” and “2021 Leaders in Law” listings for her expertise and dedication to her occupation and community. She has also 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 throughout New Jersey and for expanding those efforts on a global scale. Danielle was 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. A description of the selection methodology can be found at superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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World Trademark Review 1000 Recognizes Norris McLaughlin and Members Danielle DeFilippis, Jeanne Hamburg, and Bruce Londa

Norris McLaughlin’s Danielle DeFilippis Listed in NJBIZ Manufacturing Power 50

Danielle M. DeFilippis Speaks with Brad Muniz of SobelCo., LLC on the Importance of Brand Protection and Current Trends at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Norris McLaughlin’s Danielle DeFilippis Named to NJBIZ 2021 ‘Law Power 50’ List

Danielle DeFilippis and Robert Gabrielski Named 2021 “Leaders in Law” by NJBIZ

Danielle DeFilippis Listed Again in NJBIZ Manufacturing Power 50

Danielle DeFilippis Presents Makerhoods First $100k Bootcamp

Danielle DeFilippis to Be Panelist for Rutgers Food Innovation Center Town Hall for Food Entrepreneurs

Danielle DeFilippis to Speak on Sustainable Sourcing at New Jersey Food Processors Association Conference

Danielle DeFilippis to Present at Hudson Kitchen Food Business Bootcamp

Danielle DeFilippis to Present at Rutgers Food Innovation Center Workshop

Danielle DeFilippis Listed in NJBIZ Manufacturing Power 50

Danielle DeFilippis to Present at Food Day 2019

Danielle DeFilippis to Discuss Cannabis Law in Food and Beverage Industry

Danielle DeFilippis to Speak at World of Latino Cuisine Food Show

Danielle DeFilippis to Present Webinar for International Food and Beverage Industry

Danielle DeFilippis to Speak on Liquor and Cannabis IP Issues

Danielle DeFilippis to Speak at Rutgers Food Business Basics Workshop

Danielle DeFilippis Named New Jersey Trailblazer

Norris McLaughlin Attorneys to Speak on Brewery and Distillery Law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Norris McLaughlin Attorney to Speak on Food and Beverage Law

Danielle DeFilippis Named Co-Chair of Norris McLaughlin IP Practice Group

Danielle DeFilippis to Present at Launch Pad Newark

Danielle DeFilippis to Speak at Food Business Basics Workshop

Danielle DeFilippis to Speak at Garden State Kitchen

Danielle DeFilippis to Present Food Tour Webinar Series

Danielle DeFilippis to Present Webinar for New Jersey Food Processors Association

Danielle DeFilippis to be Presenter for Food Business Basics

Danielle DeFilippis to Present Trademark and Copyright Seminar at Creative Den

Danielle DeFilippis to Moderate New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit Panel

Jeanne Hamburg and Danielle DeFilippis Presenters at FoodBiz NJ Conference

Danielle M. DeFilippis Quoted in Forbes

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

Norris McLaughlin Names New Members

Fifteen Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Wins Preliminary Injunction in Trademark Case for COINTREAU

Fifteen Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

Eighteen Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes New Litigation Associate

Articles

Publications

  • Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement,” New Jersey Food Processors Association, Webinar, April 30, 2021
  • “U.S. Legal E-commerce Essentials for Food Businesses,” West Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Webinar, April 27, 2021
  • “U.S. Corporate and Branding Legal Essentials for Food Businesses,” West Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Webinar, April 20, 2021
  • “COVID-19 Vaccine: Legal Issues You Need to Navigate,” New Jersey Food Processors Association, Webinar, March 4, 2021
  • “Food Intellectual Property and Trademarks,” Learn Before You Leap: Food Business Basics for Startup Food Entrepreneurs, Rutgers Food Innovation Center, Webinar, November 17, 2020
  • “Bouncing Back to Business: Insights and Ideas for Food Entrepreneurs,” Rutgers Food Innovation Center, Webinar, May 6, 2020
  • “Food Law Basics,” Hudson Kitchen, Kearny, New Jersey, February 22, 2020
  • “Food Business Law,” Food Business Basics Workshop, Rutgers Food Innovation Center, Bridgeton, NJ, January 27, 2020
  • “Pardon the Interruption: Branding & Advertising for Disruptive Food Trends,” NJBIZ Food Day, November 4, 2019
  • “Food & Beverage Innovation Summit,” ROI-NJ, October 16, 2019
  • A Legal and Commercial Overview of the F&B Industry in the U.S. and India,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Zoom Meeting, September 26, 2019
  • “Navigating the Legal Minefield – Protecting Your Food Business at Each Stage of Growth,” World of Latino Food Show, Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ, September 25, 2019
  • “IP Issues in the Liquor and Cannabis Industries,” Cardozo Intellectual Property Law Society, Reservoir Bar, New York, NY, September 16, 2019
  • “Brand Power: Creating and Protecting Your Brand,” Food Business Basics Workshop & Training Session, Rutgers EcoComplex Clean Energy Innovation Center, Bordentown, NJ September 9, 2019
  • “A Global Perspective on Food and Beverage,” LNI, Dublin, Ireland, May 10, 2019
  • “Food Law 101,” WeWork Food Labs, WeWork 148 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, May 16, 2019
  • “Must-Know Legal Basics to Protect Your Business,” Makerhoods + The Honor Program, Launch Pad Newark, NJ, April 18, 2019
  • “An Appetite for Branding: Securing Trademark Protection & Other Legal Issues,” Garden State Kitchen, Orange, NJ, March 27, 2019
  • Essential Contracts for Emerging and Established Food and Beverage Companies,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Zoom Meeting, March 6, 2019
  • “Essential Contracts for Growing Food Businesses,” New Jersey Food Processors Association, January 23, 2019
  • “Food Business Basics,” Rutgers Food Innovation Center, Bridgeton, NJ, January 9, 2019
  • “Artist Workshop: Trademark & Copyright Seminar with Danielle DeFilippis,” Creative Den, Glen Rock, NJ, December 10, 2018
  • “A Taste of Trademarks and Other Issues Affecting the Food & Beverage Industry,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., New York, NY, November 15, 2018
  • “Educating the Future Workforce of New Jersey’s Food Industry,” The New Jersey Food & Beverage Summit, Somerset, NJ, October 16, 2018
  • “Appetite for Branding,” FoodBiz NJ, Somerset, NJ, April 24, 2018
  • Moderator, “Restaurants and Beverage Panel: Trends and Challenges,” FoodBiz NJ, Somerset, NJ, April 24, 2018
  • “An Appetite for Branding: Securing Trademark Protection,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, January 30, 2018
  • “An Appetite for Branding: Securing Trademark Protection,” Rutgers Food Innovation Center, Bridgeton, NJ, November 30, 2017
  • “A Crash Course in Intellectual Property,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, July 15, 2015
  • “The Basics of Environmental Coverage Law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York under Comprehensive/Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) Policies,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., March 11, 2015
  • Won a preliminary injunction for COINTREAU in a trademark infringement case resulting in a consent judgment in Cointreau Corp. v. Pura Vida Tequila Company, LLC (United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas)
  • Received a jury verdict in favor of a client involving contract and business tort claims, in which Danielle acted as second chair (United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims against a client, including claims of copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets, and breach of contract in Alpha Media Works, Inc. v. Perception Research Services, Inc. (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)

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