Justine is a Partner, Lawyer & Trademark Agent, and Regional IP Group Leader for Toronto.
Justine guides clients in the global clearance and protection of trademarks, and has particular expertise with non-traditional marks and pharmaceutical marks. Justine also specializes in trade dress protection, and the strategic use of trademark, design, and copyright regimes to develop comprehensive rights.
Justine also assists clients with the commercialization of intellectual property, including the drafting of tailored trademark license agreements. Justine has significant transactional experience, and clients rely on her to provide strategic analysis of Canadian trademark portfolios owned by potential acquisitions, and the strength and expansion potential of key brands.
Justine's practice also extends to contentious matters. She enforces clients' trademark rights through opposition and cancellation proceedings, sending demand letters and negotiating settlement agreements and coexistence agreements, and working with the IP litigation team to devise strategies in court actions involving complex trademark issues.
Justine is consistently recognized as a leading trademark lawyer in domestic and international rankings, and is known for her exemplary client service.