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Trade mark star 2022




Practice areas:

Trade mark disputes
Trade mark office proceedings
Trade mark prosecution

Industry sectors:

Fashion & luxury goods
Food & beverage

Donna’s practice focuses on trade-mark prosecution with a significant emphasis on proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board. Her expertise encompasses international and domestic trade-mark counselling, licensing, Internet and domain name issues, trade-mark enforcement and product labelling. She regularly counsels clients on international registration and the management of domestic and international portfolios. Donna is on the Editorial Board of the Internet Law & Business. She is also former Chair of the Trade-mark Agents Board of Examiners and was a member for many years of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Patent Reporter. She is author of "Selecting and Protecting Trade-marks: A Practice Guide" and has spoken extensively on international and domestic trade-mark protection at many conferences and seminars.


Year Joined Firm: 1986


  • University of Ottawa, LL.M.
  • University of Ottawa, LL.B.
  • Carleton University, B.A.

Network Memberships: IPIC, INTA, CBA


Last updated 1st October 2019