Canada: Trademarks Agents 2017

We identify nine practitioners in this year’s chapter for their expertise in registration licensing, copyright, competition and litigation issues relating to trademarks.

With three exceptional practitioners nominated, BERESKIN & PARR leads our research in this practice area.
Jane Sarjeant is a well-known figure in the region for her work in trademark search and prosecution. Sources report that “she deals with enquiries quickly and incisively, and her advice is excellent” and also provides expertise in filing applications, opposition and cancellation procedures.
The “very effective and extremely capable” Terry Edwards’ practice focuses on trademark clearance, prosecution and protection. Sources commend her wide-ranging knowledge and tireless work behind the scenes in a number of significant trademark matters.
International thought leader Janice Bereskin enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for her thoroughgoing experience in trademark law. Proficient in the full gamut of trademark matters, from search and prosecution to portfolio management, she is “very well known” for her work in Canada and abroad.

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT’s two listings include the pre-eminent Christine de Lint, who leverages her extensive experience to counsel clients on every facet of trademark agency work. She draws effusive praise from market commentators who describe her as “knowledgeable, reliable, quick and courteous” and “absolutely great to work with”.
Prosecution specialist Andrea Ashton is another esteemed and experienced practitioner at the firm’s Toronto office. She wins recognition from sources for her pre-filing advice on a trademark’s eligibility for registration.

At GOWLING WLG, two specialist practitioners are recognised.
Jennifer Morton’s 28 years of experience and formidable breadth of expertise mark her out as one of the key players in the country. She is singled out by one source who remarks, “I would add her to any trademark shortlist; she’s excellent.”
Karin  Binder’s portfolio management and protection expertise earns plaudits from a number of respondents who point to her international experience and regard her as one of the leading lights in BC.

MLT AIKINSLorraine Pinsent is identified by peers as a “very experienced trademarks agent" whose management of international portfolios is an area of strength in a broad practice covering the full range of trademark matters.

At BORDEN LADNER GERVAIS, partnership board-member Mary Jane Lemenchick is a recognised authority on trademark registrability who elicits praise for her strategic and practical advice on a host of issues. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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