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Associate, Washington, D.C.

Drawing on his deep experience in the performing arts and the food and beverage industries, Brendan Quinn focuses his practice on all features of a brand's intellectual property (IP) portfolio to ensure maximum protection of his clients's IP rights.

Brendan advises clients throughout the life cycle of their brand – from advertising review, trademark and copyright prosecution, and portfolio management through enforcement and litigation of these rights before federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Brendan also assists alcohol beverage clients not only with their IP matters, but also with regulatory compliance, stemming from an internship at the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) where he assisted with labeling approval and the agency's geographic indication of origin program.

While at the Georgetown University Law Center, he served as a law fellow for the legal writing curriculum and received The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Awards for earning the highest grades in his trademark and unfair competition law and advertising law courses.

As the novel coronavirus crisis continues to escalate, the demand for hygienic products such as hand sanitizer has dramatically increased. In response, many businesses, such as food and industrial and beverage alcohol manufacturers, are seeking to produce alcohol-based hand sanitizers using certain food grade materials, or to produce alcohol to be used in production of

Many food and beverage companies are assessing the use of hemp-derived ingredients in their products in light of the 2018 Farm Bill provisions excluding “hemp” from the definition of marijuana under the federal Controlled Substances Act. At the same time, regulators at both the federal and state level continue to explore and develop regulatory frameworks

Recently, an interdisciplinary team from our IPMT and Food Regulatory practices discussed a pending proposed rulemaking from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the primary federal agency that regulates alcohol beverages. On November 26, 2018 TTB proposed modernizing its labeling and advertising regulations with the goal of making the current regulations simpler

If you make a living producing and selling alcohol beverages, congratulations! You are beloved by many. As someone who manufacturers spirits, wine, beer, or other alcohol beverages, you not only address the high demand for your libations, but also the complex and often confusing regulations that affect your business. Now, however, you have the opportunity