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Protecting the Food or Agri-Business: Managing Contracts, Trademarks and Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Produced on September 24, 2015

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Course Information

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Attorney Cari Rincker touches upon the three major issues pertaining to the protection of the food or agri-business: (1) contract management, (2) trademarks and other intellectual property (“IP”) concerns, and (3) non-disclosure agreements (“NDA”).  The presentation examines ways the food and agriculture lawyer can help manage these issues for the growing food or agri-business. 


Learning Objectives:

I. Know Proper Contract Management: 

  • Document Scanning
  • Excel
  • Calendaring and Automatic Renewals
  • Issues with Existing Contracts

II. Recognize NDA Issues and Considerations including: 

  • Applicability
  • Types of NDAs
  • Alternative Provisions
  • Maintaining Records
  • Practical Pointers

III. Trademarks and other IP Concerns: 

  • Overview of IP Types
  • Trademark Applications, Renewal and Management

Credit Information

This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit

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Cari Rincker

Rincker Law, PLLC

 Cari Rincker is the owner of Rincker Law, PLLC, a national general practice law firm concentrating in food and agriculture law. She is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Washington D.C. She is currently the Chair of the American Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee and serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Agriculture & Rural Issues Committee. She is a prolific writer and blogger on a myriad of food and agriculture law topics and has been recognized as an author of a Top 100 Blawg from the American Bar Association. She recently co-authored a book with Pat Dillon titled “Field Manual: Legal Guide for New York Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs.”

Cari’s passion for agriculture issues is deeply rooted. She grew up on a seedstock Simmental cattle operation in Shelbyville, Illinois where she spent significant time working on her family’s farm. Cari went on to receive her Associate in Agriculture Science from Lake Land College and Bachelors of Science from Texas A & M University, where she had a successful career livestock judging at the collegiate level. Afterwards, Cari went back home to the University of Illinois to complete her Masters of Science in Ruminant Nutrition. Due to her passion for agriculture law and policy, Cari decided to complete her Juris Doctor from Pace University, School of Law, in White Plains, New York. At Pace, Cari completed certificates in both Environmental Law and International Law.

Cari continues to have her boots planted firmly in agriculture –she enjoys judging livestock shows around the country and is the co-owner of Rincker Cattle Co., a SimAngus operation in Shelbyville, Illinois. She is the Past-President and Founding Member of New York Agri-Women, a Director for the New York Simmental Association, and Past-Secretary of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Young Producers' Council. Cari is a recognized leader in the agriculture industry and the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Early Career Award from Texas A & M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from Lake Land College, the 2010 Vision Award from American Agri-Women and has been twice selected by the livestock industry as the “Best Agriculture Lawyer” in the Best of the Barns Competition.


Dawn U.

Excellent! I enjoyed learning from you, and I feel that I walked away more knowledgeable.

Stanley S.

good materials

Amelia O.

I am an attorney who works with others who work with a family timber business. Very helpful training materials.

Yvenne K.

Good basic course with detailed analysis of NDA's applicable for any industry.

Derek C.

For a non-patent attorney, that was a good description of why food recipes are so difficult and/or impossible to patent.

Elyssa L.

Great program. Very informative and helpful.

Thomas M.

Excellent presentation on Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Maureen R.

Excellent ptesenter

William G.

very good and sharp speaker

Christopher Jason F.

Very useful for other technology sectors too.

Jonathan B.

This is a very good review/summary, thanks. The written materials are very good as well. I primarily work with start up/technology companies. Your program was great for my practice - don't see why you should limit the course description to the food/ag bus

Michael B.

Presenter offers a wealth of information, and provides a refresher for one who hasn't dealt with NDA issues in a while.

Bruce K.

very good to my pleasant suprise

Kathryn A.

great presenter.

Napha T.

Lots of great information and sample excels provided.

Laura Dierberg A.

Excellent Presenter!

William B.

Very good.

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