Contracts and COVID-19: Managing Obligations Now and in the Future

Jeanne Hamburg, Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the free webinar, “Contracts and COVID-19: Managing Obligations Now and in the Future,” hosted by the Specialty Food Association as part of her “Business Continuity: Risk Mitigation Planning” COVID-19 webinar series.

About “Contracts and COVID-19”

Discussion topics will include:

  • When your food business can’t perform on its contractual obligations due to the current COVID-19 business climate
  • The language in your supply chain and distribution contracts
  • Critical clauses in your contracts relevant to the current COVID-19 pandemic
  • Clauses you need to make sure are included in your supply chain and distribution contracts going forward

When: Thursday, April 30, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


About 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 intellectual property 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, 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. Jeanne is a co-author of the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Ma®k.

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