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Danielle M. DeFilippis

  • Mar 16, 2022World Trademark Review 1000 Recognizes Norris McLaughlin and Members Danielle DeFilippis, Jeanne Hamburg, and Bruce Londa

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to announce that it has received the Bronze ranking for prosecution and strategy in the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 for 2022. WTR recognized our Intellectual Property Law Practice Group Members Danielle M. DeFilippis, Jeanne Hamburg, and Bruce S. Londa with the Bronze ranking in prosecution and strategy. Additionally, Jeanne Hamburg received the Bronze ranking for enforcement and litigation.

    “The WTR 1000 ranking is an acknowledgment of the dedicated work of our talented IP Group, and it is an honor to have them recognized in this prestigious ranking,” said David C. Roberts, Chair of Norris McLaughlin.

    About WTR 1000

    The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive “go-to” resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. As with previous editions, WTR’s 2022 rankings are the result of exhaustive qualitative research that identified the firms and individuals deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. Factors such as depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which these outstanding firms and individuals are typically instructed were all considered, as were positive peer and client feedback.

    About Danielle M. DeFilippis

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, focuses her practice on intellectual property matters and litigation. Danielle has represented clients in various industries, most notably food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, 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 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.

    About Jeanne Hamburg

    Jeanne Hamburg concentrates her practice in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area.  Resident in the New York City office, she assists clients in a broad range of industries with their IP needs. Each year since 2009, Jeanne has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. Only five percent of New York attorneys are given this honor. Additionally, Jeanne 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.

    Jeanne litigates copyright, trademark, and cybersquatting cases through trial and, if necessary, appeal. She has acted as national counsel in federal courts across the country to bring and defend infringement claims for clients, both foreign and domestic. She has recovered domain names for clients in many Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings and prosecuted and defended numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

    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 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.  She is Chair of the firm’s Internet Law Group and is a member of the Media Law Group, which has been ranked in the highest level of recognition, Tier 1, by Media Law International.

    About Bruce S. Londa

    Bruce S. Londa, a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, devotes his practice to intellectual property law matters. He concentrates on both domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, as well as technology licensing and transfer, and counseling and opinion work.

    On the patent side, Bruce helps domestic clients to clear and protect their inventions, and clients abroad to perfect their patents in the United States. His areas of technical expertise include the chemical, metallurgical, mechanical, computer software, medical, and biological arts.

    For trademarks, Bruce represents a wide variety of domestic and foreign clients, often acting as outside trademark counsel for well-known global brands. In addition to clearing and registering trademarks around the world, he enjoys counseling clients on ways to maximize their brand protection, using multiple protection strategies and cost-effective filing programs. While Bruce works to enforce valuable trademark rights, he gains the most satisfaction from seeking and negotiating the amicable resolution of disputes.

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  • Dec 13, 2021Norris McLaughlin’s Danielle DeFilippis Listed in NJBIZ Manufacturing Power 50

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Practice Group, has been recognized by NJBIZ in its “2021 Manufacturing Power 50” list for the third year in a row.

    The list includes individuals who have made an impact on the state’s manufacturers.

    “It is an honor to be selected once again by NJBIZ to this list of highly regarded attorneys in the manufacturing industry in New Jersey,” said DeFilippis. “I am fortunate and grateful for the opportunity to assist food and beverage companies with their legal needs.”

    About the Manufacturing Power 50

    The list includes individuals who have made an impact on the New Jersey manufacturing sector and supply chains. Danielle was honored once again for her work counseling food manufacturers. She is called upon time and time again to present on IP issues for food and beverage companies, and while that’s her bread and butter, she has a bevy of experience in other realms as well: liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, sports, and entertainment, to name a few, maintaining her focus on trademark prosecution and litigation.

    About Danielle DeFilippis

    DeFilippis 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, 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 Offices 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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  • Oct 20, 2021Danielle 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

    On September 28, 2021, Norris McLaughlin member and Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Law Practice Group in New York City Danielle DeFilippis was a guest of Brad Muniz, partner of SobelCo, on SobelCo Insights. Brad and Danielle discussed the importance of protecting brands, for small and large companies alike, and the value of going through the clearance process not just for an identical brand but also for related goods and services.

    As Danielle stated, companies should speak to a professional early on in the branding process, as an initial review by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTOP) can be up to six months after filing. She explained that investing in your brand at the outset, including going through the clearance process and looking at related goods and services, pays off in dividends in the long run in terms of enforcement.

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    About Danielle DeFilippis

    Danielle’s clients are in a variety of industries, most notably, food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, sports, and entertainment.  Her 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 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.

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  • Aug 04, 2021Norris McLaughlin’s Danielle DeFilippis Named to NJBIZ 2021 ‘Law Power 50’ List

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Practice Group, has been named to the NJBIZ 2021 “Law Power 50” list, a ranking of the most influential lawyers in New Jersey.

    “It is an honor to be selected by NJBIZ to this list of highly regarded attorneys,” said DeFilippis. “I am fortunate to be able to service my clients among dedicated colleagues at Norris McLaughlin, who are committed to providing exceptional legal service in New Jersey and beyond.”

    About the NJBIZ “Law Power 50” List

    Annually, NJBIZ recognizes attorneys throughout the state who display the adept ability to problem-solve. This year, the magazine’s focus was on the COVID-19 pandemic. The entire NJBIZ “Law Power 50” list can be found at njbiz.com.

    About Danielle DeFilippis

    DeFilippis focuses her practice on intellectual property, contracts, trademark prosecution, and litigation. She represents clients in a variety of industries, most notably food and beverage, jewelry, cosmetics, sports, and manufacturing.

    DeFilippis 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 Offices Practice Committee. She is also an author for the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your Mak™.

    DeFilippis was recently recognized by NJBIZ in its “2021 Leaders in Law” listing for her 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. 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 various stages of growth, and when the need arises, prosecuting and defending 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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  • May 25, 2021The Legal Aspect of Protecting Your Brand: IP, Trademarks, Trademark Registration Process

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, will present “The Legal Aspect of Protecting Your Brand: IP, Trademarks, Trademark Registration Process” for the virtual Food Business Basics Workshop hosted by the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University, a food business incubator and accelerator through the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

    IP, Trademarks, and the Trademark Registration Process

    Food Business Basics is a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn critical aspects of entering or growing a business in the prepared food and beverage industry. It is designed to save food entrepreneurs time and money as they navigate through the complexities of the food and beverage industry from concept to commercialization.

    This workshop will be held from Tuesday, June 1, 2021, to Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Other discussion topics will include:

    • How the Food Innovation Center can help you grow your business
    • Tax benefits for small businesses
    • Product development and operations
    • Positioning your brand in the marketplace specialty food trends
    • Building a better business plan
    • Food safety and requirements trends

    When: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania 

    This program costs $300.

    About Danielle DeFilippis

    Danielle 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, Danielle 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.

    Danielle is an author for the firm’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.

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  • Apr 21, 2021Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, will moderate the free webinar, “Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement,” during the supply chain breakout sessions at the virtual New Jersey Food Processors Association (NJFPA) Annual Conference.

    Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement

    The 2021 NJFPA Annual Conference, presented by M&T Bank, is being held virtually this year split into education course days, April 22-23, and content session days, April 29-30. Professionals in the industry will provide restaurant owners and other food professionals a detailed overview of supply chain, sustainability, and perseverance in the age of COVID-19. Danielle will be joined by Pierre Turner, Senior VP of Innovation, Quality & Sustainability for Lassonde, and William Hughes, Business Sustainability Consultant for Mazars.

    Other discussion topics include:

    • Building sustainability programs
    • Working in the age of COVID
    • Approaching food industry supply chains
    • Tech innovation and transportation
    • Waste reduction and carbon footprints

    When: Friday, April 30, 2021

    11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

    About Danielle DeFilippis

    Danielle 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. Her focus is on trademark prosecution and litigation. Danielle 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 Trademark Offices Practice Committee. She is also a regular contributor to Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Mark.

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  • Apr 15, 2021Danielle DeFilippis and Robert Gabrielski Named 2021 “Leaders in Law” by NJBIZ

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Practice Group, and Robert C. Gabrielski, also a Member of the firm and Chair of its International Business and Tax Planning Practice Group, have been recognized by NJBIZ as “2021 Leaders in Law.”

    “I am humbled and grateful to be recognized by NJBIZ alongside these esteemed honorees. It is truly my pleasure to serve in the legal industry in the state of New Jersey,” said DeFilippis.

    Gabrielski added, “I’m truly honored to be recognized and included along with my partner, Danielle, in this group of talented New Jersey attorneys.”

    Both DeFilippis and Gabrielski promote our legal services on a global scale. With extensive experience in the legal interests of domestic and international companies operating in the rapidly changing global marketplace, they represent private and public corporations in business, tax, litigation, and intellectual property matters in over 50 countries.

    About the NJBIZ Leaders in Law Program

    The NJBIZ Leaders in Law awards program honors legal professionals, lawyers, and general counsel whose dedication to their occupation and to their communities is outstanding. Following an open nomination period, honorees were chosen by a panel of independent judges with experience in the justice system. To join the virtual event on May 13, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., register at njbiz.com.

    About Danielle DeFilippis

    DeFilippis focuses her practice on intellectual property, contracts, and litigation. She represents clients in a variety of industries, most notably food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, sports, and entertainment. Her focus is on trademark prosecution and litigation.

    DeFilippis 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 Offices Practice Committee. She is also an author for the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your Mak™.

    DeFilippis 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. 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 received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2004 and her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001.

    About Robert Gabrielski

    Gabrielski devotes his practice to business and international transactions, e-commerce, and taxation. He has over 30 years of experience in advising both corporate and entrepreneurial businesses on such matters as business and tax planning, business acquisitions, divestitures, and reorganizations, both domestically and internationally. Gabrielski’s experience extends from the inception of an idea to the exit strategy for entrepreneurs and closely-held businesses, particularly in the technology and health care fields.

    Gabrielski counsels clients and acts as a discussion partner with business owners and executives with respect to e-commerce, technology development, health care, and commercialization of intellectual property. He regularly structures and negotiates technology licensing and development agreements, as well as business partnering agreements.

    In 2010, Gabrielski launched the firm’s international business law blog, “Business Without Borders.” A collaborative effort of the attorneys in the firm’s International Business and Tax Planning Group, the blog addresses current issues, changes in the law, and other topics from a variety of legal disciplines, including, but not limited to, business, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, labor and employment, immigration, and intellectual property.

    Gabrielski received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1984, his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1981, and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1977.

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  • Apr 15, 2021U.S. Legal E-commerce Essentials for Food Businesses

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, and Jeanne M. Hamburg, also a Member of the firm and Chair of its Internet Law Practice Group, will present the free webinar, “U.S. Legal E-commerce Essentials for Food Businesses,” hosted by the West Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

    Legal E-commerce Essentials

    Discussion topics will include:

    • E-commerce sale terms and conditions
    • Privacy policies
    • Social media policies
    • Amazon brand registry
    • Enforcement of e-commerce platforms

    When: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

    About Danielle DeFilippis

    Danielle 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. Her focus is on trademark prosecution and litigation. Danielle 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, corporate branding, 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 Trademark Offices Practice Committee. She is also a regular contributor to the Norris McLaughlin Trademark, Copyright, and Unfair Competition Law Blog, “More Than Your MaⓇk™.”

    About Jeanne Hamburg

    Jeanne concentrates her practice in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area. She litigates copyright, trademark, and cybersquatting cases through trial and, if necessary, appeal. To this end, Jeanne has acted as national counsel in federal courts across the country to bring and defend infringement claims for clients, both foreign and domestic. Additionally, she has recovered domain names for clients in many Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings and prosecuted and defended numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Jeanne recently 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 the 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 is a co-author of the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, “More Than Your MaⓇk™.” She is a frequent speaker and writer on intellectual property topics and is active in many trade groups in industries whose clients she serves. Additionally, she is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving on the Leadership Development Committee. She formerly served on the Government Officials Training Committee, was nominated and served as Chair of INTA’s Law Firm Committee, and was selected as a speaker for INTA’s Trademark Basics “Maintaining the Perfect Partnership” seminar held in New York for inside and outside counsel.

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  • Apr 12, 2021U.S. Corporate and Branding Legal Essentials for Food Businesses

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, and Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of the firm and Chair of its Internet Law Practice Group, will present the free webinar, “U.S. Corporate and Branding Legal Essentials for Food Businesses,” hosted by the West Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

    Corporate and Branding Legal Essentials

    Discussion topics will include:

    • Types of business entities that can be formed in the United States
    • How an African parent company can own a U.S. subsidiary
    • Tax considerations for the U.S. company and African parent company that may impact how the U.S. subsidiary is formed
    • Co-packing and private label agreements
    • Distribution and sales agreements
    • Choosing and registering a mark
    • Licensing to third parties

    When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

    About Your Presenters

    Danielle DeFilippis

    Danielle 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. Her focus is on trademark prosecution and litigation. Danielle 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, corporate branding, 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 Trademark Offices Practice Committee. She is also a regular contributor to the Norris McLaughlin Trademark, Copyright, and Unfair Competition Law Blog, “More Than Your MaⓇk™.”

    Jeanne Hamburg

    Jeanne concentrates her practice in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area. She litigates copyright, trademark, and cybersquatting cases through trial and, if necessary, appeal. To this end, Jeanne has acted as national counsel in federal courts across the country to bring and defend infringement claims for clients, both foreign and domestic. Additionally, she has recovered domain names for clients in many Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings and prosecuted and defended numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Jeanne recently 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 the intellectual property aspects of corporate branding for 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 is a co-author of the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, “More Than Your MaⓇk™.” She is a frequent speaker and writer on intellectual property topics and is active in many trade groups in industries whose clients she serves. Additionally, she is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving on the Leadership Development Committee. She formerly served on the Government Officials Training Committee, was nominated and served as Chair of INTA’s Law Firm Committee, and was selected as a speaker for INTA’s Trademark Basics “Maintaining the Perfect Partnership” seminar held in New York for inside and outside counsel.

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  • Feb 19, 2021COVID-19 Vaccine: Legal Issues You Need to Navigate

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present the webinar, “COVID-19 Vaccine: Legal Issues You Need to Navigate,” hosted by the New Jersey Food Processors Association (NJFPA). Presenters include Patrick T. Collins, and Danielle M. DeFilippis.

    COVID-19 Vaccine: Legal Issues You Need to Navigate

    This webinar will dive into the legal issues around the COVID-19 vaccine and other legal matters arising from the pandemic. With COVID-19 vaccine delivery increasing, so are the legal questions that companies throughout the food processing industry face. New questions have come to the forefront of navigating the pandemic, including:

    • How should employers approach employee vaccinations? Mandatory, strongly encourage, or another approach?
    • What is your legal exposure if hosting a vaccination clinic?
    • What laws do we need to comply with in crafting a vaccine program?
    • What is the impact on mask-wearing and social distancing with increased vaccination rates?

    When: Thursday, March 4, 2021

    1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Register for Norris McLaughlin, Attorneys at Law, Legal Events in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

    About Your Presenting Attorneys

    Pat Collins

    Pat, Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, practices labor, employment, and personnel law on behalf of employers and management personnel. He has a wide range of experience in all areas of litigation in both federal and state courts, defending discrimination and sexual harassment claims, wrongful discharge and whistleblower suits, and claims brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the multitude of other civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. In addition, Pat represents parties in breach of contract claims and in actions involving unfair competition, restrictive covenants, and confidentiality agreements.

    Pat has appeared before state human rights agencies throughout the country, as well as the EEOC, the National Labor Relations Board, and various wage and hour agencies. He has represented employers in numerous labor grievance/arbitration proceedings and in a variety of other matters relating to the unionization of employees and collective bargaining. Pat has also worked extensively with employers on public works contracts to ensure compliance with prevailing wage laws.

    A great deal of Pat’s practice concentrates on counseling employers in making workplace decisions, which will reduce or avoid entirely the risk of litigation. He regularly counsels his clients on matters concerning independent contractors and contingent workers, employment policies, employee discipline and terminations, reductions in workforce, and plant closings. Pat has conducted sexual harassment investigations and employment law audits, and has drafted numerous employee handbooks and substance abuse and workplace privacy policies. He has also conducted management and employee training and legal compliance sessions in a variety of areas, including the performance appraisal process and anti-harassment.

    Danielle DeFilippis

    Danielle, 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. Her 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 Trademark Offices Practice Committee. She is also a regular contributor to Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Mark.

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