Danielle DeFilippis to Speak at Rutgers Food Business Basics Workshop

Posted on August 30th, 2019

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 “Food Business Basics Workshop & Training Session” hosted by the Rutgers Food Innovation Center on Monday, September 9. Norris McLaughlin is a proud sponsor of the event.

DeFilippis will address selecting, clearing and protecting a brand through trademark law. Other discussion topics will include how to sell, plan for and access capital, transform concepts into packages, ensure food safety, and prepare to develop, manage, and grow a specialty food business. The workshop, to be held 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, also offers round table sessions and networking opportunities. For more information and to register, visit

“This is a wonderful opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn about starting or growing a business in the food and beverage space. I have been fortunate to participate in past Food Business Basic Workshops and cannot overstress how important the topics presented by FIC speakers are for food business owners as they create and build their brand,” said DeFilippis.

DeFilippis focuses her practice on intellectual property, contracts, and litigation. She 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. DeFilippis has handled 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. She is an author for Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your Ma®kTM

DeFilippis has represented clients in a variety of industries, most notably, food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, sports, and entertainment. Her passion for food and beverage brands began at a young age 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, to prosecute and defend litigation. 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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