Bouncing Back to Business: Insights and Ideas for Food Entrepreneurs

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 free, virtual town hall roundtable event, “Bouncing Back to Business: Insights and Ideas for Food Entrepreneurs,” hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station’s Food Innovation Center of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

About the Food Entrepreneurs Town Hall

The content provided is meant to help businesses best prepare as we emerge out of the current business climate and protocol caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Discussion topics will include:

  • Resetting your food business
  • Changing your business strategy
  • Investing in your resources
  • Preparing for the future

Danielle will also be joined by:

  • Diane Holtaway, Associate Director of Marketing and Business Development at the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center
  • John Lawson, Senior Regional Grocery Buyer at Whole Foods Market
  • Timothy Rankins, Tax Senior Manager at Eisner Amper LLP
  • Guy Salisch, Chief Financial Officer and Food Service Consultant at Salisch & Associates
  • Donna F. Schaffner, Associate Director of Food Safety Quality Assurance and Training at the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center

When: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


About Danielle DeFilippis

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 a variety of industries, most notably, food and beverage, liquor, jewelry, cosmetics, sports, and entertainment. Danielle’s 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 Government Officials Training Committee. Danielle is also a regular contributor to Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Mark.

Danielle 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. She was also 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.

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