Crooked Face Creamery Protects Intellectual Property as it Grows

About: Born to a milk-making family, Amy Rowbottom makes artisanal cheeses at her company, Crooked Face Creamery. Based in Norridgewock, Maine, the creamery’s signature cheese is her cold-smoked Applewood Smoked Ricotta. Amy sells her award-winning cheeses, which are made with limited ingredients and without preservatives, at farmers’ markets, specialty shops, and farm-to-table restaurants across Maine.

Legal Need: As the business has grown – the creamery now has about 40 wholesale accounts in Maine, as well as two distributors – Amy sought legal help in protecting her products and her brand.

Lawyer: The Legal Food Hub matched Amy with attorney David B. McConnell of Perkins Thompson. David has an active practice in trademark and copyright issues and brings a wealth of knowledge to assist Crooked Face Creamery with its intellectual property needs.