Andrea Rush

Andrea Rush

Blaney McMurtry LLP

Recognized since 2015

Toronto, Ontario

Practice Areas

Information Technology Law

Intellectual Property Law

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Andrea represents global and domestic owners of brands, technology and the arts in negotiation, transactions, portfolio management and enforcement of copyright, trademarks and patents.

Andrea is a recipient of awards from the Law Society of Ontario, Justice (Canada), and McGill University, and has chaired ALAI Toronto, the LSO IP Specialist Certification Committee and IP Year in Review, and Canadian Technion Society (Toronto Chapter). Once again this year, Andrea is ranked by Chambers Global - Canada, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in the area of Intellectual Property. She has served as Advisory Board Member of Stanford University’s Program on Law Science and Technology, and Appointee to the Canadian federal government Information Highway Commission (Copyright Subcommittee), NAFTA SAGIT (business services), and the Expert Committee on Domain Names and McGill University Senate.

Andrea has appeared as lead counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, and Copyright Board. She has taught Intellectual Property at Osgoode Hall (LLM program on ecommerce) at OCAD University (the Business of Intellectual Property) and speaks frequently on overlapping intellectual property rights, sound mark design and intellectual property rights management.

Contact & Links
  • 2 Queen Street East, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5C 3G5
  • University of Ottawa, LL.M., Computer Software, graduated 1985
  • McGill University, LL.B., B.C.L. , graduated 1982
  • McGill University, B.Mus., graduated 1978
  • McGill University, L.Mus., graduated 1978
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1985
  • Quebec, 1986
  • Law Society of Ontario, IP Year in Review - Chair
  • ITechLaw Membership Women's International Network (I-WIN) Committee, 2016-17 term - Co-Chair
  • Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI Canada) - Member
  • Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can) - Member
  • Canadian National Association of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI Canada) - Member
  • Computer Law Association - Member
  • Copyright Society of the U.S.A. - Member
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada - Member
  • International Trademark Association - Member
  • Scarlet Key Society - Member
  • ABA Copyright Cross-Jurisdiction Subcommittee - Chair

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property - Band 3, Chambers Canada
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (repeatedly recommended), Lexpert® Canadian Legal Directory
  • Expert Guides' Women in Business Law
  • Enforcement & Litigation and Prosecution & Strategy, World Trade-Mark Review (WTR) 1000
  • Intellectual Property - Band 3, Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law - Trade marks
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal: Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (Information Technology), and Who's Who Legal: Trademarks
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal Canada: Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
  • Continuing Professional Development and Long-Term Achievement Award 2015, Law Society of Ontario
  • Euromoney's Trade mark Expert Guides
  • Trade-marks, International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners
  • IAM Strategy 300, The World’s Leading IP Strategists
  • BV® Distinguished™, Martindale Hubbell
  • Charles Seton Award, Copyright Society of the USA
  • Duff Rinfret Scholar, Department of Justice, Canada
  • Scarlet Key, McGill University
  • Eastern Provincial Airlines Prize, McGill University
  • Steinberg Scholarship, McGill University
  • INTA's Panel of Trademark Mediators (PTM)
  • Appointment to the WIPO Center, List of Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Appointment to The Canadian Institute's Intellectual Property Law Review Editorial Board
  • Appointment to INTA's Anticounterfeiting Committee


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