Amrita V. Singh

Associate

Toronto, 416.957.1167

Practice Group(s)

Patents
Industrial Designs
Trademarks
Litigation
Copyright & Digital Media

Education

B.H.Sc. (Biology), Western University, 2008
J.D., Queen's University, 2012

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2013

Professional Memberships

Advocates' Society
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
South Asian Bar Association (SABA)
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
Young Women in Law

Amrita V. Singh

B.H.Sc. (Biology), J.D.

Amrita’s practice focuses on litigation in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and confidential information.

While attending law school, Amrita received the 1st place Oralist prize in the First Year International Law Moot 2010 (formerly the Fasken Martineau First Year International Law Moot), and was part of the team that received the 2nd place Factum prize in the Wilson Moot 2011.

Amrita is on the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) Litigation Committee, Women in IP Committee and Young Practitioners Committee. She is also on the Canadian Bar Association's (CBA) Patent and Industrial Design Committee and is an active member of the Advocates' Society, Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG).

Amrita has also appeared as an expert in intellectual property law before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU).

Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Amrita was an articling student with the firm, and summered in-house with a large pharmaceutical company.

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Amrita V. Singh

Amrita V. Singh

B.H.Sc. (Biology), J.D.

Associate
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1167

Practice Group(s)
Patents
Industrial Designs
Trademarks
Litigation
Copyright & Digital Media

Education
B.H.Sc. (Biology), Western University, 2008
J.D., Queen's University, 2012

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2013

Amrita’s practice focuses on litigation in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and confidential information.

While attending law school, Amrita received the 1st place Oralist prize in the First Year International Law Moot 2010 (formerly the Fasken Martineau First Year International Law Moot), and was part of the team that received the 2nd place Factum prize in the Wilson Moot 2011.

Amrita is on the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) Litigation Committee, Women in IP Committee and Young Practitioners Committee. She is also on the Canadian Bar Association's (CBA) Patent and Industrial Design Committee and is an active member of the Advocates' Society, Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG).

Amrita has also appeared as an expert in intellectual property law before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU).

Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Amrita was an articling student with the firm, and summered in-house with a large pharmaceutical company.

Articles

Litigation - 2016 Year in Review
Amrita V. Singh and Jerry Chen
March 9, 2017
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Litigation — Year in Review
Amrita V. Singh and Michael Burgess
February 23, 2016
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“High Times” Lands Director in Jail
Amrita V. Singh
October 8, 2015
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TPP IP Chapter Summary Released – Are More IP Changes Coming?
Scott MacKendrick and Melanie Szweras and Amrita V. Singh
October 6, 2015
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Bill C-65: Amending the Copyright Act to Comply with the Marrakesh Treaty
Amrita V. Singh
June 9, 2015
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Federal Court Judge Sees Red: Rare Interlocutory Injunction Granted
Scott MacKendrick and Amrita V. Singh
April 6, 2015
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Flashing Lights: Rare Interlocutory Injunction Granted
Scott MacKendrick and Amrita V. Singh
December 19, 2014
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Bill C-43: How the New Omnibus Budget Bill May Affect Canadian Patent and Industrial Design Law
Amrita V. Singh
October 24, 2014
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Find and Share the Knowledge: Canada, Q&A
Bhupinder Randhawa and Andrew McIntosh and Amrita V. Singh
August 29, 2014
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Where Does Canada Stand on Fame?
Scott MacKendrick and Amrita V. Singh
May 5, 2014
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Changing The Trade Mark Law Landscape, One Geographical Indication At A Time: The Canadian-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement
Amrita V. Singh
March 18, 2014
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Swimming Against the Stream: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.
Jill Jarvis-Tonus and Amrita V. Singh
February 14, 2014
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Supreme Court of Canada denies leave to appeal in PM(NOC) Judicial Comity case
Adam Bobker and Amrita V. Singh
May 9, 2013
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Gilead Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada dismissed re: FCA Decision Not to List Patent on Register Due to Lack of Product Specificity Under PM(NOC) Regulations
Don Cameron and Amrita V. Singh
March 21, 2013
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Leave to Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada Denied to Philip Morris in Trademark Dispute
Don Cameron and Amrita V. Singh
March 21, 2013
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Comparative Advertising Crosses the Line: Direct Energy Marketing Ltd. v. National Energy Corp., 2012 ONSC 4232
Jennifer McKenzie and Amrita V. Singh
December 11, 2012
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Speaking Engagements

Bereskin & Parr

2015 Intellectual Property Breakfast Clinics: Leveraging your Competitive Advantage - IP in Agreements and IP Enforcement
Mississauga, ON
November 25, 2015

IP in Agreements and IP Enforcement – Wednesday, November 25th

Breakfast:                                7:30am to 8:00am
Presentation & Workshop:    8:00am to 9:00am

Key Highlights:

  • Licensing / Agreement considerations
  • Challenging Patents – from protests to oppositions
  • Challenging Trademarks – from oppositions to cancellations
  • Litigation considerations


Our professionals Stephen Beney, Mina Chana, Kevin Shipley and Amrita V. Singh will look at various IP considerations when entering into agreements generally and more specifically when making distribution and licensing agreements. Our team will also examine and discuss challenges to your IP from competitors as well as challenges you can make to your competitors IP. A brief look at IP litigation will end the clinic.

Location:
6750 Century Avenue
Suite 101
Mississuaga, Ontario
L5N 2V8

 

To register click here.

 

Bereskin & Parr is pleased to present our 2015 Mississauga IP Breakfast Clinics. Taking place monthly from September to November, each session will tackle relevant IP news, trends and best practices, including practical IP strategies for entrepreneurs and technology managers.

The professionals of the firm’s Mississauga Office have a wide range of expertise in IP, and offer the opportunity to learn more about practical patent and trademark strategies and delve even deeper into your area of expertise or interest by participating in specialised breakout workshops.

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Case Management in IP Litigation
Webinar
October 30, 2015

Brought to you by the Young Practitioners Committee

Recently, the Federal Court issued a Notice to the Profession intended to “increase proportionality in complex litigation”, which includes several “best practice” guidelines that case management judges have already been implementing. In this webinar, an experienced intellectual property litigator and a prothonotary of the Federal Court will discuss the implications of the Notice, and how it will likely affect ongoing litigation and future proceedings. Focus will be placed on how practitioners should interpret the language of the Notice, what it actually means for Canadian intellectual property litigation (particularly patent and PM(NOC) litigation), and accessing justice for litigants.

Speakers
Robert MacFarlane - Bereskin & Parr LLP
Prothonotary Kevin Aalto - Federal Court of Canada

Moderator
Amrita V. Singh - Bereskin & Parr LLP


Webinar
Friday, October 20, 2015
1 pm - 2 pm


For more information and to register click here.

IPIC

Testing, Testing, 1-2-3: The Federal Court’s New Guidelines & the Role of Expert Witnesses
June 26, 2014

Don Cameron will be a speaker, while Amrita V. Singh will be moderating Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) webinar held on Thursday, June 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Members of the Federal Court IP User’s Group Committee will be discussing the Federal Court issued Notice to the Profession, based on two recent conflicting decisions of the Court prior to its issuance: AbbVie Corp. v. Janssen Inc. (2014 FC 55), and Dow v. Nova (2012 FC 754). Focus will be placed on how practitioners should interpret the language of the Notice, and what it actually means for attendance by opposing parties at experiments intended to be relied upon at trial and the role of their expert witnesses.

The webinar is hosted by the IPIC Young Practitioners Committee, which serves the interests of young intellectual property practitioners including providing professional development and networking opportunities, and outreach to potential student members.

Event Attendance

CBA IP Day

The Canadian Bar Association
Ottawa, ON
May 11, 2017

Robert MacFarlane, Don Cameron and Amrita Singh will be attending the Canadian Bar Association's IP Day on May 11, 2017.

For more infroamtion, please click here.

Mental Health in the Workplace: Stigma, Reality and Hope

LFDIN/LLD
Toronto, ON
November 22, 2016

Micheline Gravelle, Scott MacKendrick, Isi Caulder, Amrita Singh and Margaret Seko will be Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN) and Legal Leaders for Diversity (LLD) event Mental Health in the Workplace: Stigma, Reality and Hope on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Professional Memberships

Advocates' Society
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
South Asian Bar Association (SABA)
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
Young Women in Law

News

  • Scott MacKendrick and Amrita V. Singh Speak on Bill C-43 before the House of Commons’ INDU Committee

Litigation Cases

Canadian Real Estate Association et al v Peter Maccabe et al
Successfully represented The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) in trademark and tradename infringement proceeding. CREA obtained Judgment that the defendants had infringed its rights in the REALTOR® and CREA® trademarks and The Canadian Real Estate Association trade name, and was granted a permanent injunction and an Order that the defendants destroy and deliver up all print and electronic materials that would offend the injunction.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Amrita V. Singh
(Unreported decision)
(2017)
Trader Corporation v CarGurus, Inc
Successfully represented CarGurus in copyright infringement proceeding. CarGurus defended against Trader’s statutory damages claim of $98 million for infringement of copyright in 196,740 photos on CarGurus’ Canadian website. Trader claimed “statutory” damages of $500 per photograph, as well as $1 million for punitive damages, a permanent injunction and legal fees. The Court released its decision in April, lowering statutory damages to $2 per photo for 152,532 photos, or $305,064 in total. The Court denied Trader’s request for punitive damages and the injunction. CarGurus and Trader subsequently agreed that legal fees would not be payable. This is the first reported case in Canada dealing with the “information location tool” defence (the search engine defence) and the “making available” right under the Copyright Act.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Amrita V. Singh
(Reported decision: 2017 ONSC 1841)
(2017)
1898848 Ontario Inc. dba Home Aesthetics Inc. et al ats Star Night Import & Export Inc.
Representing Home Aesthetics in an industrial design infringement action relating to a cylindrical bag for pillows and linens. The action also involves trademark and copyright infringement.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo, Catherine Lovrics and Amrita V. Singh
(2016), (T-687-16)
Elbit Systems Electro-Optics ELOP Ltd. v. Selex ES Ltd.
Representing the plaintiff Elbit Systems in a patent infringement action relating to Directional Infrared Countermeasures (“DIRCM”), a system that is used to defeat infrared homing missiles.
Counsel: Andrew McIntosh, Adam Bobker and Amrita V. Singh
(Reported decisions: 2016 FC 1000, 2016 FC 1129)
(2016), (T-775-16)
Bereskin & Parr ats Vasilakos
Representing Bereskin & Parr in an appeal by John Vasilakos from a decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board pursuant to Section 45 striking the trademark F1QA Design from the Register of Trademarks.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Amrita V. Singh
(2015), T-1256-15
Indigo et al. ats Miguna Miguna
Representing Indigo group of defendants in an action for copyright infringement, injunction and damages relating to a book.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Amrita V. Singh
(2015), Ontario SCJ file No. CV-15-529
JD Irving, Limited v. John Doe a.k.a. Jason Jones
Representing JD, Irving in an action for copyright infringement against Jason Jones relating to JD Irving’s “I’m with JDI” advertising campaign. Successfully moved for default judgment.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Amrita V. Singh
(2014), (T-2554-14)
Canada Goose Inc. v. Sears Canada, Inc.
Representing Canada Goose in an action for trademark infringement and passing off against Sears Canada relating to CANADA GOOSE intellectual properties and CANADA’S BEST and SEARS APPROVED clothing bearing “Alpinetek” or “Weather Gear” logos.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Amrita V. Singh
(2013), (T-1820-13)
MediaTube Corp. et al. v. Bell Canada et al.
Representing MediaTube in an action for patent infringement relating to Internet protocol TV services.
Counsel: Robert MacFarlane, Josh Spicer and Amrita V. Singh
(Reported decisions: 2015 FC 391 and 2016 FC 1066)
(2013), (T-705-13)
Revolymer PLC ats. Fertin Pharma A/S et al.
Defended Revolymer in an action for patent infringement relating to a patent on coated nicotine chewing gum that biodegrades in the environment.The action settled before trial.
Counsel: Don Cameron, Christina Capone-Settimi and Amrita V. Singh
(2013), (T-190-13)
Charm Diamond Centres Ltd. et al. ats. Merit Diamond Corp.
Defending Charm Diamond Centres and J.S.N. Jewellery in an action for copyright infringement and passing off relating to jewellery designs.
Counsel: Adam Bobker and Amrita V. Singh
(2012), (T-1154-12)
Stackpole Powertrain International ULC et al. ats. Magna Powertrain Inc
Defended Stackpole Powertrain in a patent infringement action relating to variable capacity oil pumps for automotive engines.
Counsel: Don Cameron, Kevin Shipley and Amrita V. Singh
(2012), (T-1274-12)
Best Buy Canada Ltd. ats. International Control Systems, LLC et al.
Defended Best Buy Canada in an action for patent infringement relating to automatic volume adjustment technology for use in televisions.
Counsel: Andrew McIntosh and Amrita V. Singh
(2011), (T-1653-11)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants et al. v. The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants et al.
Representing the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in an action regarding the use of the ACCA trademark and designations ACCA and FCCA in Canada.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo, Jerry Z. Chen and Amrita V. Singh
(Reported decisions: 2011 FC 1516)
(2010), (T-1261-10)
Nova Chemicals Company ats. Dow Chemical Company
Acted for Nova Chemicals in a patent infringement action relating to polyethylene resin compositions at a monetary remedies reference, and at the liability trial and appeal.
Counsel: Robert MacFarlane, Mike Charles, Andrew McIntosh,Adam Bobker,Josh Spicer and Amrita V. Singh
(Reported decisions: 2017 FC 350, 2017 FC 637; 2012 FC 754, 2014 FC 844, 2016 FC 91 and 2016 FCA 216)
(2010), (T-2051-10)
 

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