Parna Mehrbani Introduces Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Oregon Angel Food
Tonkon Torp Partner Parna Mehrbani led the July 28 session of the Oregon Angel Food (OregonAF) 2020 workshop series, hosted by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Each session in the virtual series covers information to help owners and investors successfully scale a food or beverage business.
Parna delivered a foundational overview of intellectual property for food and beverage companies. She shared the difference between trademarks and copyrights, and provided considerations for label information and protecting trade secrets that contain a brand’s proprietary and competitive information. Parna’s session also included key questions a business should consider before entering into contracted relationships.
Parna is Co-Chair of Tonkon Torp's Information Privacy & Security Practice Group, and a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her practice is focused on intellectual property, trademark and copyright registration, licensing, and enforcement, as well as advising on intellectual property portfolios for local, national, and international companies. Parna also advises businesses on the management and security of personal data and the laws that regulate the collection, use, and protection of personal data.