Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing
Copyright & Digital Media
B.A., Western University, 2002
LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2005
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2006
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2007
Association Littéraire & Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA)
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group (TCLG)
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
Catherine is a partner with Bereskin & Parr and co-leader of the firm’s Copyright & Digital Media practice group. Catherine’s practice focuses on trademarks, copyright, personality and publicity rights, as well as marketing and advertising law, consumer protection and privacy law. She advises on legal issues related to the Internet and digital media, including social media and apps.
Catherine is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Internet, Copyright Policy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees. She is also on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law and Privacy Law sections. Catherine is the author of numerous publications, and was the 2010 Lexology Author of the Year for E-Commerce Canada.
Catherine graduated from law school magna cum laude, and received the Dean’s Award for her graduating class. She also received awards for overall academic excellence, and in the areas of e-commerce and technology law, medical-legal issues, and business law. She has completed a course in International Trademark Law from John Marshall Law School.
Catherine has been a frequent speaker for the past five years, including regarding changes to the legal landscape as a result of the Internet and digital media, including domain names, social media and e-commerce.