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Young Practitioners and Trademark Administrators Reception in Chicago

A “Meaty” Conversation—Food and Beverage Industry Issues for YPs

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The program starts at 4 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance for registration.

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (300 S. Wacker, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60606)


4:00 pm  Welcome and introduction of the speakers
  • Sharon Sorkin, Senior Counsel—Marketing Properties, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
  • Jessica Bahr, Associate General Counsel, Constellation Brands, Inc.
  • Eric Moran, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
  • Anessa Kramer, Partner, Honigman LLP (Moderator)
  • Ann Palma, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (Moderator)
4:15 pm  A “Meaty” Conversation: Food and Beverage Industry Issues for Young Practitioners
The above panel of speakers will share some tips and insights on trademark issues arising in the food and beverage industry.

5:00 pm  Experiencing INTA
The panel discussion will be followed by tips from experienced trademark practitioners about INTA involvement.

5:30 pm  Network Reception
The concluding reception will give the participants an opportunity to network with their peers and with the speakers and representatives of the co-hosting offices. Enjoy drinks and finger food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Co-hosting firms:
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Honigman LLP
Kelly Pioneer Group


Please RSVP via the “REGISTER TODAY!” button above no later than Monday, January 14, 2019. In addition to this, please send an email to to let us know how long you have been active in the area of IP.

The event is free of charge and space is limited. Please RSVP only if you are certain that you will actually be able to attend. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by email.