Donna is the Managing Partner of Osler's Ottawa office. Donna's practice concentrates on trademark prosecution with a significant emphasis on proceedings before the Trademark Opposition Board. Her expertise encompasses international and domestic trademark counselling, licensing, Internet and domain name issues, trademark enforcement and product labelling. She regularly counsels leading domestic and multinational enterprises on international registration and the management of domestic and international portfolios including 3M Company, Live Nation Worldwide, iHeart Radio, Bausch & Lomb, NBA Properties, Square Enix, Wrangler Apparel and Warnaco. Donna is on the Editorial Board of the Internet Law & Business. She previously served as Chair of the Trademark Agents Board of Examiners and was a member for many years of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Patent Reporter.
Donna is recognized in Canadian and worldwide rankings as a leader in Intellectual Property and Trademark litigation including in Managing IP 2017: IP Star – Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2016-2018 (Intellectual Property); Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015-2018 (Intellectual Property); Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2018 (Intellectual Property); The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014-2018 (Intellectual Property); WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, 2015-2018, (Gold Band – Prosecution and Strategy); WIPR Leaders 2016-2017 Trademarks; Expert Guides: Women in Business Law (Trademark); Who's Who Legal Canada 2018 (Trademarks).
Donna has authored, "Selecting and Protecting Trade-marks: A Practice Guide" and has spoken and lectured on international and domestic trademark protection.
Last updated 3rd May 2018