Current Issues in Food Labeling & Trademarks

Location: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel, Portland, Oregon


BrownWinick attorney Caitlin Andersen will moderate a panel at a breakout session at the 39th Annual Agricultural Law Symposium. The American Agricultural Law Association ("AALA") is the host of this educational symposium and will be held on October 25-27, 2018 in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel.

Caitlin will moderate the panel which will be take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. and cover "Current Issues in Food Labeling & Trademarks."  Panel members include:

  • Alli Condra / Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Oregon)
  • Sheila Fox Morrison / Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (Oregon)
  • Tom Redick / Global Environmental Ethics Counsel LLC (Missouri)

Food labeling is a dynamic area of law in which food companies must be vigilant to keep up with changing regulatory and litigation environments. In addition, building a strong brand has become a critical part of a food company's success and tracks closely with labeling efforts and issues. This panel will discuss recent changes to the food labeling landscape, including the recently revised "nutrition facts" panel; update on the rulemaking efforts for "natural," "healthy," and genetically engineered foods; and trends in labeling litigation and regulatory enforcement. The panel will briefly address current issues related to pet food and animal feed labeling. Finally, the panel will identify trademark issues that food companies need to watch out for and will discuss how trademark and labeling intertwine.