gTLD Presentation at IP Seminar

gTLD Presentation at IP Seminar

DP&F Senior Intellectual Property Counsel Chris Passarelli gave a presentation on the Trademark Clearinghouse & Geographical Indications in the New gTLD Program as Chair of The Seminar Group’s I.P., Food & Wine Seminar which took place in the Napa Valley, October 16-17, 2014.

Presentation available here:


Faculty consisted of noted food and beverage industry experts, including:

Wendell Lee, General Counsel and Information Technology Officer, Wine Institute; Matthew D. Botting, General Counsel with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control; Stephen Meyer, Co-Chair of the Food and Agriculture Practice at Downey Brand; and Scott Gerien, Managing Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty.

The program qualified for 12.5 hours of MCLE, including 1.0 hour of Substance Abuse credit.

For more information regarding the Trademark Clearinghouse, Internet domains, brand protection and enforcement matters, contact Chris Passarelli.