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  • May 09, 2022David Berger Obtains Favorable Resolution

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to announce that David C. Berger obtained a favorable resolution for Kinjal Enterprise Inc., owner of the Country Farm Convenience store. The decision by Falls Township supervisors would permit a liquor license transfer from Middletown Township to Kinjal Enterprise.

    The decision was reported in the Bucks County Courier Times article “Falls convenience store one step closer to adding beer sales.”

    When discussing the boom of convenience stories adding liquor licenses David was quoted in the article noting, “It’s just how the nature of the market has gone in the last 10 years since I’ve been doing this type of work. It’s kind of a survival type thing to bring [alcohol sales] over.”

    Click here to read the full article!

    About the Norris McLaughlin Liquor Law Practice Group

    The attorneys of Norris McLaughlin play an active role in assisting existing and potential liquor licensees with the regulatory process as well as in setting guidelines for compliance issues with liquor authorities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. Our lawyers helped re-write the Pennsylvania Liquor Code and Regulations to facilitate the growth of the craft beer industry in the Commonwealth. Our clients range from family-owned companies to multinational, established brands. Start-up craft breweries and liquor manufacturers, such as limited wineries and limited distilleries, seek our counsel on compliance issues and assistance securing the appropriate permits.

    About David Berger

    David Berger concentrates his practice on real estate, liquor law, and business matters. In his liquor law practice, David assists clients in the application, purchase, and sale of liquor licenses throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.

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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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  • 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 30, 2021Protecting Your Restaurant Brand After COVID-19

    Jeanne Hamburg, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Internet Law Group, will present the free webinar, “Protecting Your Restaurant Brand after COVID-19: How to Turn Your Brand Into a Money-Earner, Even if You’ve Ceased Operating,” for the New York State Restaurant Association.

    Protecting Your Restaurant Brand after COVID-19

    This webinar will cover trademark options for businesses and restaurants that have been affected by COVID-19. For restaurants that have lost revenue or even shut down completely, learn how to protect your brand and exploit its commercial value.

    Discussion topics will include:

    • Trademark basics
    • Trademark licensing
    • Establishing a holding company for brands

    When: Tuesday, May 11, 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 Jeanne Hamburg

    Jeanne 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 the food, beverage, and restaurant industries with their IP needs. In each year since 2009, Jeanne has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. Only 5% 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. 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 litigates copyright, trademark, and cybersquatting cases through trial and, if necessary, appeal. To this end, she has acted as national counsel in federal courts across the country to bring and defend infringement claims for clients, both foreign and domestic. Additionally, Jeanne 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. She 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 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.

    As a co-author of the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your MaⓇk™, Jeanne is a frequent writer and speaker on intellectual property topics and is active in many trade groups in industries whose clients she serves. Additionally, she is a member of the New York State Restaurant Association, the Specialty Food Association, and the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving on its Leadership Development Committee. Jeanne 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 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, 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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  • Mar 24, 2021Catering Contracts Post COVID-19: What Operators Need to Know

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of the firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Internet Law Group, will co-present the free webinar, “Catering Contracts Post COVID-19: What Operators Need to Know,” hosted by the New York State Restaurant Association.

    Catering Contracts Post COVID-19

    Discussion topics will include:

    • When caterers cannot perform or customers will not honor catering contracts due to the current COVID-19 business climate
    • The language affecting performance and obligations in supply chain, distribution, and customer contracts
    • Critical clauses in catering contracts relevant to the current COVID-19 pandemic
    • Clauses that must be included in supply chain, distribution, and customer contracts going forward

    When: Thursday, April 8, 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 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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  • 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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  • Jan 29, 2021Danielle DeFilippis Listed Again in NJBIZ Manufacturing Power 50

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

    “This year has been especially difficult for many businesses and I am grateful to be a part of the team assisting with their ongoing efforts to thrive during challenging times. It is an honor to be recognized among these individuals who have contributed so much to the manufacturing sector in New Jersey,” said DeFilippis.

    About the Manufacturing Power 50

    The list includes individuals who have made an impact on the New Jersey manufacturing sector and supply chains. This year’s focus was to highlight those who have played a critical role and proven successful in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). DeFilippis was honored once again for her work counseling food manufacturers and prosecuting and defending claims in court. She has been recognized for her ability to impart her legal background in intellectual property and apply unique industry knowledge to guide manufacturers.

    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 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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