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The CLA BLS Agribusiness Standing Committee Presents: Wine Law: An Introduction

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty, P.C.

July 2, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

1 Hour MCLE. You must register in advance to participate.

The wine industry is the subject of intense activity in many legal subject areas, including constitutional law, intellectual property, environmental and land use regulation, trade protectionism, and internet commerce. Representing wineries and other wine industry members requires an understanding of a complex set of federal and state laws that govern how wine is produced, marketed, and sold in the U.S. The breadth of these legal topics can be daunting for anyone entering the industry. In this Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) webinar, DP&F’s Alcohol Beverage Group Partner John Trinidad provides a basic understanding of some of the key issues that new entrants to the wine industry face. DPF’s IP Group Partner and former Agribusiness Committee Chair (2010), Chris Passarelli, will facilitate the discussion.

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hours.

Registration is $55.00 and attendance is limited for this event.

Moderator: Christopher Passarelli. Speaker: John Trinidad.

John Trinidad is a partner in Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty’s Wine Law, Business, Alcohol Beverage, and Geographical Indications practice groups. John advises wine and alcohol beverage industry clients on a broad range of legal issues, including business formation, obtaining alcohol beverage licenses, and the drafting of key contracts, such as grape purchase agreements, vineyard leases, and distribution contracts, and the purchase and sale of winery brands and assets. John also advises clients on federal and state alcohol beverage regulations such as franchise laws, tied-house laws, labeling requirements, and the protection and promotion of American Viticultural Areas.

Chris Passarelli is an IP and litigation partner at the firm Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty (DP&F), where he practices in multiple areas, including the food and agribusiness, technology, hospitality and entertainment industries.

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