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C-Sweet DMV Executive Women's Networking Dinner Event

  • 19 Apr 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • RIS, 2275 L Street NW, Washington DC 20037



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C-Sweet DMV Executive Women's

Networking Dinner Event 

April 19th, Wednesday, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST


a James Beard Award Winning Women-Owned Restaurant

2275 L Street NW, Washington DC 20037

Happy Hour with Uncle Nearest Bourbon followed by dinner. 

Discussion facilitated by speaker:

Mariessa Terrel 

Making a Mark: The Value of Authenticity and Giving Back

$125 all inclusive 3 course meal/beverage except for parking. 

Self-Parking is available at The Ritz Carlton, $10 w/ restaurant validation

Meet the Speaker

Mariessa Terrel

Trademark & Fashion Attorney | Dir. of High Tea Society Foundation

In March 2020, Mariessa Terrell returned to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where she serves as a Trademark Attorney assigned to the USPTO Trademarks Customer Outreach program. Mariessa currently develops USPTO educational programs, trainings and resources for experienced trademark practitioners.

Before rejoining the USPTO, Mariessa worked as founding partner for Innovation PI Law where she provided software licensing and intellectual property docketing services to a variety of corporate and business development clients, including: Lockheed Martin Corporation Information Systems and Global Services, Leidos Corporation.

Prior to starting her own firm in 2003, Mariessa served as a trademark attorney for the US Patent and Trademark Office where she prosecuted trademarks for leaders in the publishing, fashion and beauty industries. Mariessa also served as a law Clerk for the Honorable Judge Cheryl Long, who presided over the Tax Division of the Superior Court of District of Columbia.

In 2004, Mariessa established a special division of her firm tasked with addressing the unique needs of fashion purveyors. In 2006, Mariessa drafted legislation to create a DC Commission on Fashion Arts and Events; and in 2013, Mayor Vincent Gray appointed Mariessa to serve as a DC Fashion Commissioner. In 2018, Mayor Muriel Bowser reappointed Mariessa to serve an additional 4 years.

In addition to practicing law, and working with DC girls, Mariessa produces a fashion lecture series entitled: The Fashion Intel Service. www.FashionIntel.US. The first event was held Sept. 15, 2022 and featured Amy Odell discussing her new book, Anna: The Biography. A biography on Vogue editor, Anna Wintour.

Sponsored by:

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey honors the world’s first-known African American master distiller, Nearest Green. The brand is the fastest growing American whiskey in US history. Most Awarded American Whiskey or Bourbon of 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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