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Intellectual property (IP) is an important topic. Especially when it comes to product branding and launching products. How does that look post-covid? Join us as these experts discuss important topics you should be thinking about and roadblocks you may come across.

Join us on Tuesday (October 6th) for a conversation with some of Chicago’s leading experts.  We are excited to welcome representatives from various angles of the city’s top food industry intellectual property scene.  This is a conversation not to be missed for anyone looking to launch new products, rebrand, or protect their brand.


Joining us for this panel discussion:

Erin Conway, Counsel, McDonald Hopkins, LLP

Erin Conway is an intellectual property attorney at McDonald Hopkins, providing end-to-end legal advice and service to her clients. Erin works closely with her clients to develop comprehensive and business-focused protection, monetization, enforcement, and dispute resolution strategies, taking into account all areas of intellectual property, licensing, and contracts.

Erin has significant experience representing clients of all sizes in FDA-regulated industries, including food, beverage, nutritional supplement, cosmetic, drug and medical device companies, and understands the effect FDA and FTC compliance issues often has on IP strategy. Erin provides FDA regulatory compliance, including labeling and good manufacturing practices (cGMPs), and dispute resolution advice to clients in this space. She has also successfully defended clients in these industries against claims for patent infringement, and false advertising and unfair competition under the Lanham Act and state laws in both the federal courts and the ITC. In addition to her litigation practice, Erin has prepared and prosecuted numerous U.S. and foreign patents across a wide variety of technical fields, with significant expertise in medical devices and systems (including diagnostic, orthopedic, and surgical devices), mechanical devices, cosmetics, and nutritional supplements.

Dennis Ryan, Executive Creative Director, Bader Rutter

Dennis Ryan is celebrating a successful career advertising and marketing CPG food products, Dennis serves as creative director, copy editor and chief promoter to translate The Intel Distillery’s analysis into actionable insights for subscribers and clients.

Sabrina Hudson, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property & Benefits, Kraft Heinz

Sabrina Hudson is Deputy General Counsel at The Kraft Heinz Company.  At Kraft Heinz, Sabrina is responsible for the Company’s global intellectual property matters, including prosecution, enforcement, and licensing of and transactions involving copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.  In addition, Sabrina is responsible for the Company’s U.S. benefit matters.  Sabrina has worked for Kraft Heinz for fourteen years and has been responsible for the Company’s global trademark matters during her entire tenure.  Prior to joining Kraft Heinz, Sabrina worked as an associate at a large law firm where she handled trademark prosecution and enforcement matters and general litigation matters. 

Ryan Zurek, Managing Director, Ocean Tomo

This is a FREE virtual event being offered by CFBN – pre-register now to reserve your spot (CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER VIA ZOOM!)

This event is being presented in partnership with McDonald Hopkins!

Event Details
10. 06. 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm