Canada: Trademark Agents 2018

In this chapter we recognise 10 of Canada’s leading trademark agents. They are identified for their expertise in licensing, copyright, competition and trademark litigation matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Jennifer Morton Gowling WLG, Toronto
2. Janice M Bereskin Bereskin & Parr LLP, Toronto
3. Margaret A Fitzpatrick Gowling WLG, Vancouver

Bereskin & Parr stands out as one of the market leaders in Canada in this year’s research, with a total of three listings.
Janice Bereskin is widely recognised as an “excellent” trademark specialist by peers, who describe her as “one of the top” practitioners in the market. She has expertise in both Canadian and international trademark law.
Terry Edwards is a “phenomenal” and “outstanding” practitioner whose speciality lies in trademark clearance, prosecution and protection.
Respondents describe Jane Sarjeant as “a well-respected name” in the Canadian trademark market. Her practice focuses on a wide array of related matters including trademark searching and prosecution.

Gowling WLG performs well this year, with three practitioners listed in this chapter.
Jennifer Morton is highlighted as one of the market leaders by peers, who consider her an “outstanding” trademark specialist. She has over 28 years of experience handling trademark clearance, prosecution and opposition.
Margaret Fitzpatrick is a prominent figure in the market and “a fantastic practitioner” who is described as “a pleasure to work with” by respondents. Her first-rate practice spans the full range of trademark prosecution and opposition matters.
Karin Binder is a top choice among trademark agents in Canada according to sources, who commend her extensive experience in all aspects of trademark prosecution.

Andrea Ashton of Norton Rose Fulbright is a well-regarded trademark agent who draws praise from peers and clients alike. Her practice encompasses all areas of trademark prosecution and the management of trademark portfolios.
Christine de Lint is a highly regarded practitioner with strong knowledge of the clearance and prosecution of trademarks which has been garnered over 20 years of experience in the field.

Lorraine Pinsent at MLT Aikins is identified by market commentators as a standout name in the field, who impresses with her expert handling of international trademark portfolios.

Mary Jane Lemenchick of Borden Ladner Gervais is held in high esteem by peers around the world for her extensive experience in trademark registrability, prosecution and enforcement rights matters.

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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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