Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing
Copyright & Digital Media
LL.L., University of Ottawa, 1997
LL.B., University of Ottawa, 1999
Admitted to the Québec Bar, 1998
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2000
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2005
Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modèles (APRAM)
Association Littéraire & Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Brigitte counsels clients in trademark clearance, prosecution, licensing and enforcement, as well as in industrial design, copyright, domain name and related Internet matters. Much of her practice involves portfolio management of Canadian and international companies, both on a domestic and international level. She not only provides legal advice but regularly participates in strategic decisions, including brand acquisitions.
Brigitte has been involved in reported decisions rendered by the Federal courts in both patent and trademark litigation, and has appeared before the Trade-marks Opposition Board. She is fluent in English and French. She holds both a Civil Law degree and a Common Law degree, and is a member of the Quebec and Ontario Bar. She also lectures and regular acts as workshop leader at the McGill University/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Summer Courses in Intellectual Property. She is a frequent author on various topics, including non-traditional marks, licensing and Quebec French language issues.
Brigitte Chan is recognized in the Expert Guides: Trade Mark 2016 publication for Canada based on her IP expertise, and the 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada.