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New Webinar - "Cannabis in Cosmetics - Legal Considerations"

Date: 11/29/2018

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Register Now for ICMAD's Brand New Webinar

"Cannabis in Cosmetics - Legal Considerations"

Please join us for a brand new webinar discussing the critical legal issues around the use of cannabis in cosmetics and other personal care products.

Date: November 29, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

Cost: Members: $95 / Non-Members: $125



Meet Our Experts

Sharon Blinkoff, Of Counsel, Locke Lord

Sharon Blinkoff represents manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of cosmetics, dietary supplements, over the counter drugs, and medical devices as well as beauty appliances and other consumer products and luxury goods. She regularly advises clients on compliance with the laws enforced by the FDA, CPSC, and the FTC, and obtaining FDA registrations and 510k premarket clearances.

For many years Sharon has played a leadership role in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry serving on the Board of Directors and as Corporate Secretary for the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) Trade Association. Sharon, on behalf of ICMAD, has served as part of the industry negotiating team that met with representatives of the US FDA to develop a framework for new Cosmetic legislation. She has also been an active participant on behalf of the industry, by submitting comments on FDA’s proposed changes to the OTC Monograph proceedings and the proposal to require IND’s for cosmetic testing, as well as other regulatory proceedings both state and federal that impact on the Cosmetic and Personal Care industry.

Having served as Division and Regulatory Counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb/Fortis Clairol Division, as well as Senior Counsel for Revlon, Sharon brings considerable experience in representing regulated businesses on a broad range of regulatory and business matters. She also served as General Counsel to Ethan Allen Inc. and was part of the management group that restructured the company and took it public. With her broad regulatory experience and business background, she brings considerable knowledge and expertise to the challenges faced by her clients. Having spent her early career as a patent attorney for the National Institutes of Health, Sharon also brings a keen understanding of the technical side of the regulatory process and the interplay between regulatory issues and IP assets and how they relate to the client’s business strategy.

Sharon has successfully defended clients in regulatory proceedings before the FDA and the FTC, and has instituted and defended clients in advertising challenges before the NAD, ERSP and the FTC as well as in Lanham Act litigations. She has also assisted in the structuring business transactions involving regulated products and industries, including corporate acquisitions and divestitures, public offerings, joint venture and distribution agreements.

Rory Radding, Partner, Locke Lord

Rory Radding is a member of the Locke Lord's Intellectual Property group. He is Co-Chair of the Firm’s ITC and Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Practice Groups. He has litigated diverse patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants, involving LED lighting and lighting systems, plastic manufacture, electrochemical devices, ring laser gyroscopes, avionics, medical devices, communications, pharmaceuticals, computer controllers, data compression, impact sensors, bicycles, candy, wine, jewelry, personal consumer products, television commercials, and vehicle tires; to name a few.

Rory is recognized in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Information Technology Lawyers, The Who's Who Legal: Technology Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal : Data – Information Technology, Data Privacy and Protection and Data Security Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. He has been named a “BTI Client Service All-Star MVP” for the past two years by BTI Consulting Group and a BTI Client Services All Star for IP for 2015 as recognized by corporate counsel for exemplifying the best in firm client service, legal creativity, quick responses, and business savvy.” He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Metro Super Lawyers for the past 10 years and has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Telecommunications, Media and Technology 2016. Rory has also been recognized by AI Legal as a "Most Innovative IP Specialist - USA."