Articles by: Melvin Cheah

Scott Gerien Recognized in WTR 1000 for Third Straight Year

The World Trademark Reporter WTR 1000 edition for 2015 was released this January and for the third year in a row DP&F’s co-managing partner and head of the Intellectual Property practice group, Scott Gerien, was recognized as one of the top trademark attorneys in California.  In highlighting Scott’s selection, the WTR 1000 noted that “if […]

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12.11.2014 – Winery And Vineyard Law Seminar

DP&F attorneys Delphine Adams and Elizabeth Palmer will be presenting at the Winery and Vineyard Law seminar held in Sacramento, California on December 11, 2014. The seminar will be held at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel at 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95815 from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Delphine Adams will be presenting on Vineyard and […]

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12.8.2014 – Wine Law Basics Presentation at CalCPA Wine Industry Conference

On Monday December 8, 2014, Bahaneh Hobel, Senior Alcohol Beverage Attorney at Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty, will be a presenter at the CalCPA Wine Industry Conference in Napa, California where she will be discussing “Wine Law Basics: What You Need to Know About TTB and ABC Regulations to Effectively Represent Your Clients”. The 2014 Wine […]

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10.24.2014 – International Wine Law Association Annual Meeting – Market Access in the Wine Sector

Richard Mendelson and Scott Gerien of DP&F will be presenting at the Annual Meeting of the International Wine Law Association taking place in Beaune, France on October 24th and 25th. The topic of this year’s Congress is Market Access in the Wine Sector. Scott Gerien will be on a panel with distinguished presenters Thomas Schmitz […]

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Margrit Mondavi: A Personal History of Napa Valley

On April 28, 2014, DP&F’s Richard Mendelson conducted an interview of Margrit Mondavi at the North Bay Business Journal’s annual Impact Napa conference.  NBBJ has made the video of that interview available online. This interview provides a rich personal history of Napa Valley from one of its most celebrated citizens. Mrs. Mondavi is the Vice President […]

10.21.2014 – Wine Law Workshop for Livermore Valley Winegrowers

On October 21, 2014, Bahaneh Hobel, Alcohol Beverage Attorney at Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty, will be presenting a Wine Law Workshop to the Livermore Valley Winegrowers in Livermore, California. The workshop will take place at Crooked Vine Winery located at 4948 Tesla Road in Livermore, CA at 5pm. This presentation will include an overview of […]

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Wine Law Refresher for Napa Valley Vintners Members

Friday, June 27, 2014 Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty’s Of  Counsel Richard Mendelson and Senior Alcohol Beverage Attorney Bahaneh Hobel will be presenting a wine law refresher course to members of the Napa Valley Vintners. This presentation will include an overview of federal, state and local licensing issues including sponsorships, private and charity events, contests and sweepstakes and third party […]

10.1.2014 – Sonoma County EAC 2014 Annual Employment and Labor Law Update

DP&F attorneys Greg Walsh and Jennifer Phillips will be presenting the keynote address at Sonoma County EAC 2014 Annual Employment and Labor Law Update on October 1, 2014 at the Rohnert Park DoubleTree Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. For more information click here. For a copy of the presentation please click the following link. Download Article

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Carol Kingery Ritter Named to Forty Under 40

Carol Kingery Ritter, Director in DP&F’s business and real property groups, has been named one of the 2014 Forty Under 40 by the North Bay Business Journal. The Forty Under 40 award recognizes business people under 40 years of age in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area who demonstrate extraordinary leadership […]

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Trends in Wine Package Design

Practical Winery & Vineyard recently published an article written by Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty attorney Katja Loeffelholz. Katja’s article “What’s trending, how to capture it” discusses how technological advancements have permitted an evolution in wine labels, bottle shapes, closures and packaging designs. One wine bottle can contain several protectable elements. Word mark, logos/images, taglines/slogans, color, […]

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty Attorneys to Attend INTA in Hong Kong

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty attorneys J. Scott Gerien and Katja Loeffelholz will travel to Hong Kong in May to attend the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting. INTA is a global association of trademark owners and professionals from more than 190 countries dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property rights. Mr. Gerien is a […]

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Branding Strategies in Agricultural Commodities: Vineyard & Block Designates

By Katja Loeffelholz, Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty The prominence of vineyard-designated wines is another lesson in value-added agricultural branding which presents both the winery and the vineyard owner or lessee with a number of marketing and legal issues. Recognizing the value of vineyard designated names, vineyards have long been designating blocks within their vineyards with […]

Napa River’s Low Surface Flow Levels May Affect Napa Wineries & Vintners

Napa County’s agricultural water users rely on both groundwater and surface water flow to provide frost protection and irrigation. Similar to other areas of the state, it is anticipated that Napa vineyard owners will rely on groundwater resources to make up any shortfalls in surface water availability. Many vintners rely on the surface flows from […]

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty to present “Exporting Wine to China” to Sonoma County Vintners

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty attorneys will be presenting “Exporting Wine to China” to the Sonoma County Vintners on Wednesday, April 8th from 9:30am – 11:00am. The seminar will be held at the SCV offices: 3637 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa. “This is a timely seminar as our members will be heading to China on an export […]

Annual “Best Practices in Winery Operations” Seminar (March 27-28, 2014)

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty attorneys will be featured speakers during the upcoming “8th Annual Best Practices in Winery Operations: Risks and Rewards” to be held on March 27 & 28, 2014 in Napa. The seminar (which offers California CLE Credits) will cover the following: Legal and Regulatory Update County Audits and Compliance with Land Use […]

Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate for Medium Sized Employers Delayed Another Year

In a further reprieve to employers the White House announced Monday, February 10, 2014 that portions of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate will be delayed another year. Employers with 50 to 99 employees will have until January 1, 2016 to offer quality affordable health care to their employees who work 30 or more hours […]

DP&F Unified 2014 Party in Sacramento

Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty is hosting a party on Wednesday, January 29th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at The Citizen Hotel’s Scandal Lounge, 926 J Street, in Sacramento. We invite all of our Lex Vini readers to join us if you happen to be in Sacramento for the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. Also stop by […]

Jeff Dodd Joins DP&F Land Use Group

Jeff Dodd was sworn into the California bar today by Judge Rodney Stone of the Napa Superior Court.  Jeff is the newest attorney to join Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty and will be practicing in the firm’s Land Use and Litigation departments. Jeff is a 2013 graduate of McGeorge Law School and earned his undergraduate degree […]

Cal Bar CLE Event for Attorneys at Kendall-Jackson

2.0 units of general MCLE sponsored by LaRiviere, Grubman & Payne, Monterey,CA. Friday, December 6th, 9:30-2:30   The California State Bar Agribusiness Committee’s annual Winery Tour will start at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens in Santa Rosa, California and we will visit a nearby wine production facility and vineyard.  Following the tour, attendees will enjoy a […]

Comparing Apples and Grapes; Not the Same for Trademarks

In most all cases that come before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board) involving relatedness of wine and other beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike, the Board almost always finds the goods to be related for purposes of its likelihood of confusion analysis.  A likelihood of confusion analysis involves […]

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