Cynthia Rowden

Partner

Toronto, 416.957.1617

Practice Group(s)

Trademarks
Litigation
Licensing & Transactions
Copyright & Digital Media

Education

B.A., Carleton University, 1975
LL.B., Queen's University, 1978

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1980
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1980

Professional Memberships

Association Littéraire & Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Canadian IT Law Association (IT.CAN)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO)

Cynthia Rowden

B.A., LL.B.

Cynthia Rowden is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Head of the Trademarks practice group.

Cynthia specializes in all areas of trademark and copyright law. Much of her practice relates to managing the international trademark portfolios of large Canadian companies, and the Canadian portfolios of some of the biggest trademark owners in the world. For Canadian companies, her focus is expanding brand protection around the world. Her practice includes advice on selecting and protecting new marks, opposition and cancellation proceedings, strategy for enforcement, and Internet-related intellectual property issues.

Cynthia has chaired and served on numerous committees involved in trademark law, Internet and domain name law and international trademark protection. She is a past President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), and has previously chaired both its Trade-mark Joint Liaison and Trade-mark Legislation Committees. She is currently a member of the Institute’s Trade-mark Legislation Committee. Cynthia was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and currently chairs the Canada subcommittee of the Legislation and Regulation Committee. For both IPIC and INTA, she has been involved in reviewing, commenting and presenting to the government on new legislation dealing with counterfeits, Olympic marks and other changes to the Trade-marks Act. She is a frequent writer and speaker on trademark law, and has delivered an annual paper on recent developments in trademark law presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Cynthia is internationally recognized as a leading trademark practitioner. For example, she was listed as one of North America's "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2016, having developed a reputation for consistency in excellence across the full spectrum of trademark-related matters.  Cynthia is also recognized as a Band 1 practitioner in Chambers Global 2016 and is "highly esteemed for her unrivalled knowledge of trademark law." She has been named among the most highly regarded individuals in intellectual property in the 20th edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and has previously been awarded “Trademarks Lawyer of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal and "Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in Canada, Best Lawyers' Toronto Intellectual Property Law. She was honoured with the INTA President’s Award in 2014, being noted as a “dedicated, knowledgeable and expert practitioner”.

 

 

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Cynthia Rowden

Cynthia Rowden

B.A., LL.B.

Partner
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1617

Practice Group(s)
Trademarks
Litigation
Licensing & Transactions
Copyright & Digital Media

Education
B.A., Carleton University, 1975
LL.B., Queen's University, 1978

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1980
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 1980

Cynthia Rowden is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Head of the Trademarks practice group.

Cynthia specializes in all areas of trademark and copyright law. Much of her practice relates to managing the international trademark portfolios of large Canadian companies, and the Canadian portfolios of some of the biggest trademark owners in the world. For Canadian companies, her focus is expanding brand protection around the world. Her practice includes advice on selecting and protecting new marks, opposition and cancellation proceedings, strategy for enforcement, and Internet-related intellectual property issues.

Cynthia has chaired and served on numerous committees involved in trademark law, Internet and domain name law and international trademark protection. She is a past President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), and has previously chaired both its Trade-mark Joint Liaison and Trade-mark Legislation Committees. She is currently a member of the Institute’s Trade-mark Legislation Committee. Cynthia was previously a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and currently chairs the Canada subcommittee of the Legislation and Regulation Committee. For both IPIC and INTA, she has been involved in reviewing, commenting and presenting to the government on new legislation dealing with counterfeits, Olympic marks and other changes to the Trade-marks Act. She is a frequent writer and speaker on trademark law, and has delivered an annual paper on recent developments in trademark law presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Cynthia is internationally recognized as a leading trademark practitioner. For example, she was listed as one of North America's "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" in Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2016, having developed a reputation for consistency in excellence across the full spectrum of trademark-related matters.  Cynthia is also recognized as a Band 1 practitioner in Chambers Global 2016 and is "highly esteemed for her unrivalled knowledge of trademark law." She has been named among the most highly regarded individuals in intellectual property in the 20th edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and has previously been awarded “Trademarks Lawyer of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal and "Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in Canada, Best Lawyers' Toronto Intellectual Property Law. She was honoured with the INTA President’s Award in 2014, being noted as a “dedicated, knowledgeable and expert practitioner”.

 

 

Articles

Untied Tied Up… United Airlines Takes Aim at Complaint Website (Part I)
Cynthia Rowden and Tamara Céline Winegust
August 21, 2017
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Planning Ahead: Preparing for Changes to Canadian Trademark Law
Cynthia Rowden and Terry Edwards and Meghan Dillon
August 18, 2017
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Draft Trademark Regulations Released by CIPO for Comment
June 19, 2017
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Yearbook 2017/2018 A global guide for practitioners
April 3, 2017
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Canadian Trademark Cases 2016 – And the awards go to…
Mark Robbins and Susan Keri and Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick
February 24, 2017
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Trademark Legislation and Regulations – What to watch for in 2017
Cynthia Rowden
February 23, 2017
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Trademark Filing Grounds are Important – HUNKY HAULERS applications refused
Cynthia Rowden
February 22, 2017
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Implementation of Trademarks Act Amendments – Now Scheduled for 2019: What This Means For Brand Owners
Cynthia Rowden
February 13, 2017
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Is Use of a Mark for Services Also Use on Goods Sold?
Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick
November 29, 2016
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Trademark Litigation in Canada
Cynthia Rowden and Mark Robbins
November 8, 2016
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7 Things Brand Owners Should Know About CETA and Bill C-30
Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick and Laura MacDonald
November 7, 2016
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Bereskin & Parr’s Trademark Litigators in the Courts
October 12, 2016
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Counterfeits, Privilege, Registration Procedures, Tobacco and French Signs – The Impact of Changing Canadian Laws
Cynthia Rowden
September 9, 2016
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Now’s the Time to Develop a Global Trademark Strategy
Cynthia Rowden
July 4, 2016
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BREXIT – What it means for Canadian owners of European IP Rights
Cynthia Rowden and Jason Hynes
June 24, 2016
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Canadian Intellectual Property Office launches Consultation on Trademark Filing/Renewal Fees
Cynthia Rowden
June 7, 2016
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Canada to Consult on Plain Packaging
Cynthia Rowden and Jennifer McKenzie
May 31, 2016
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What Canadian Companies Need to Know about Upcoming Changes to The European Trademark System
Cynthia Rowden and Terry Edwards
March 11, 2016
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The Challenging World of Canadian Official Marks
Cynthia Rowden and Jonathan Burkinshaw
March 2, 2016
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Will Changes to Canada's Trademark Laws Simplify or Complicate Selection and Protection of New Brands?
Dan Bereskin, Q.C. and Cynthia Rowden
February 5, 2016
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Top Trademark Cases from the Canadian Courts in 2015
January 19, 2016
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Changing Trends in Canadian Trademark Examination - More Doubt for Applicants and Registrants?
Cynthia Rowden
December 16, 2015
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CBSA Releases Update of D Memorandum on Copyright and Trademarks
Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick and Tamara Céline Winegust
December 10, 2015
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Canada's Counterfeit Border Protection Measures - A Status Report
Cynthia Rowden and Tamara Céline Winegust
December 2, 2015
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Reckitt v. Jamieson - Is the Federal Court of Appeal Signaling MEGA Changes?
Cynthia Rowden
November 30, 2015
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Latest Estimates on Effective Date of Canadian Trademarks Act Amendments
Cynthia Rowden
October 19, 2015
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Dipping a Toe in Nice Classification
Cynthia Rowden and Terry Edwards
October 7, 2015
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World Trademark Review Yearbook 2016/2017: A Global Guide for Practitioners, Canada
Cynthia Rowden and Susan Keri and Tamara Céline Winegust
October 6, 2015
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Canada's New Trademark Law Provokes Widespread Protest
Cynthia Rowden
April 8, 2015
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The Latest News on Amendments to the Trademarks Act and Regulations – Implementation in late 2016 or 2017?
Cynthia Rowden
April 1, 2015
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Canada's New "Use-less" Trademarks Act
Cynthia Rowden
December 1, 2014
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The Many Benefits to Registering a Trademark
Cynthia Rowden and Sharyn Costin
November 13, 2014
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Meeting the Intellectual Challenges
Cynthia Rowden and Victor Krichker
October 10, 2014
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Canadian Government Releases Consultation on Trademarks Act Regulations
Cynthia Rowden and Terry Edwards
October 2, 2014
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Ordering off the Menu: Supporting “Use” of Trademarks for Restaurant Services
Cynthia Rowden and Tamarah Luk
September 22, 2014
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Canadian Businesses: On your Mark! What You Need to Know Now About the Amendments to the Trademarks Act
Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick
July 31, 2014
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Amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act – 20 Points You Need to Know (The Bill is Just too Big for a Top 10 List!)
Dan Bereskin, Q.C. and Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick
June 19, 2014
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Canada’s New Trademark Regime – Impact on Renewals, Allowance and Classification
Dan Bereskin, Q.C. and Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick
May 21, 2014
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World Trademark Review Yearbook 2014/2015: A Global Guide for Practitioners, Canada
Cynthia Rowden
May 9, 2014
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The International Comparative Guide to: Trade Marks 2014 - Canada Chapter
Dan Bereskin, Q.C. and Cynthia Rowden
May 1, 2014
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Trademark Law in Canada
Cynthia Rowden
April 30, 2014
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Bill C-31: What are the Practical Issues of Trademark Rights in a Non-Use Regime?
Dan Bereskin, Q.C. and Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick
April 9, 2014
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Sweeping Changes to Canadian Trade-marks Act: At What Cost to Trademark Owners?
Dan Bereskin, Q.C. and Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick
April 1, 2014
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Significant Changes to the Trade-marks Act an Omnibus Budget Implementation Bill Tabled in Parliament – Simplification or Complication?
Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick
March 28, 2014
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Court Refuses to Permit Appeal and Orders Costs Against Victim of Trademarks Office Mistake
Cynthia Rowden
March 12, 2014
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The Evolution of Canada's Legislative Framework
Cynthia Rowden
March 4, 2014
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Run that by us again? Court refuses to permit appeal and orders costs against victim of Trade-marks Office mistake
Cynthia Rowden
December 16, 2013
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Use in an Online World
Cynthia Rowden
September 27, 2013
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Canada: Five Proposals to Watch in Anticounterfeiting Legislation
Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick
June 17, 2013
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The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2013 Edition (Canada Chapter)
Dan Bereskin, Q.C. and Cynthia Rowden
May 17, 2013
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Legal Expert Board – Patents & Trademarks (Canada section)
Cynthia Rowden
May 16, 2013
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Annual Review 2013 – Intellectual Property (Canada Chapter)
Cynthia Rowden
May 15, 2013
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Top Ten Things for Trademark Owners to Know about Canada’s New Combating Counterfeit Products Act
Dan Bereskin, Q.C. and Cynthia Rowden
April 17, 2013
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The Thymes They Are a Changin’
Meghan Dillon and Cynthia Rowden
April 17, 2013
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Bill C-56: Under Discussion
Cynthia Rowden and Christina Capone Settimi
March 8, 2013
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Making the most of passing-off protection
Cynthia Rowden
November 2, 2012
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WTR Yearbook 2012/2013 - A global guide for practitioners (Canada section)
Cynthia Rowden
September 18, 2012
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CIPO Comes Roaring into the Present: Sound Marks are now Registrable in Canada
Jonathan Burkinshaw and Cynthia Rowden
April 26, 2012
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Clarity over trademark confusion
Cynthia Rowden
February 1, 2012
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Sound arguments – time to allow other non-traditional marks?
Cynthia Rowden and Sharyn Costin
August 1, 2011
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Expungement of a Registered Trademark: Lessons Learned in 2010
Cynthia Rowden
March 22, 2011
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Consultations on Changes to Trademark Opposition Practice and Fees
Cynthia Rowden
November 1, 2010
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Speaking Engagements

Growing a Successful IP Practice — Lessons from Leading Women Practitioners

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Webinar
June 21, 2016

Cynthia Rowden will be speaking at the IPIC panel discussion Growing a Successful IP Practice — Lessons from Leading Women Practitioners on Tuesday, June 21. The panelists, from both private and in-house practices, will discuss their insights into long term career success.

For more information on the event, please click here.

International Trademark Association (INTA)

138th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida
May 21 - 25, 2016

Dan Bereskin, Lloyd Sarginson, Cynthia Rowden, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Terry Edwards, Jonathan Colombo, Jennifer McKenzie, Victor Krichker, Adam Bobker, Janice Bereskin, Brigitte Chan, François Larose, Mina Chana, Sharyn Costin, Meghan Dillon and Jonathan Burkinshaw will be attending the 138th INTA Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Speaking Engagements:

Saturday, May 21 2016
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Scott MacKendrick will be speaking the course International Trademark Law and Practice as part of the North American Panel

Sunday, May 22 2016
12pm - 2pm
Daniel Bereskin will be co-chairing the table topic session Trademark Confusion and Heuristics

2pm - 3:15pm
Daniel Bereskin will be speaking at the mock mediation session called Mediation Live! A Real-Life Mediation Experience

Monday, May 23 2016
8am - 10am
François Larose will be chairing the table topic session Lost in Translation: The Impact of Language Laws on Trademarks

Tuesday, May 24 2016
8am - 10am
Cynthia Rowden will be moderating the session Should TM registrations ever be granted or enforced if there is no use?

20th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review

The Law Society of Upper Canada
Donald Lamont Learning Centre, Toronto
January 21, 2016

Cynthia Rowden and Noel Courage will be presenting at the LSUC 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review event.

This flagship intellectual property program addresses key changes and developments in IP. This year, along with insightful analysis on changes in the core areas of patent, trade-mark, and copyright law, presenters will discuss cross-border issues and raise awareness of new intellectual property issues you may face.

Date:
Thursday, January 21, 2016 (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM) 

Location:
Donald Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

For more information click here.

Canadian Bar Association

IP Day 2015
Ottawa, ON
May 28, 2015

Cynthia Rowden, Don Cameron, Mike Charles and Adam Bobker attended the 2015 CBA IP Day. Cynthia Rowden participated in the IP Debates program taking place from 1:30pm to 4pm.

To learn more about the event, please click here.

American Bar Association

30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
Betheda, MD
March 25 - 27, 2015

Cynthia Rowden will be speaking at the 30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference on March 25th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Robert Storey, Mark Robbins and Adam Bobker will be attending the conference.

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on latest industry information through dynamic CLE programming and innovative networking events. They will also be able to obtain insight and ideas from IP experts and practitioners from around the world who will share and discuss the most critical issues in IP law.

The American Bar Association is committed to serving its members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.

For further information, please click here.

The Law Society of Upper Canada

19th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review
Toronto, ON
January 22, 2015

Cynthia Rowden and Susan Keri will be speaking at the 19th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review on January 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The CPD credited course will include in-depth analyses of the latest cases and challenges in the core topics of patent, trademark and copyright law. They also look to new horizons, including legislative and consultative IP initiatives, and the interface of IP rights, inter se, with other forms of legal protection. Attendees will also learn how to effectively deal with practice disruption and how to maintain a client base.

For further information please click here.

AIPPI Canada

AGM Lunch & Learn
Ottawa, ON
November 20, 2014

Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick will be covering the new trademark regulations at AIPPI Canada’s AGM Lunch and Learn on November 20th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Philip Mendes da Costa, Don MacOdrum and Kevin Shipley will be attending.

AIPPI is a non-profit international organization which unites practitioners, academics and the owners of intellectual property.

POPAI University

POPAI U on the Road & Master’s Program
Toronto, ON
November 6 - 7, 2014

Cynthia Rowden and Ken Bousfield spoke on Intellectual Property Anti-Trust during this two-day event which took place at Ryerson University.

INTA

“The Times They Are a Changing”: A Discussion of Changes to Canadian Trade-mark Practice
November 4, 2014

Bereskin & Parr will be hosting an INTA roundtable event, entitled “The Times They Are a Changing: A Discussion of Changes to Canadian Trade-mark Practice” on Tuesday, November 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Through video conference, Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick will be speaking about the recent proposed changes to Canadian trademark law. The federal government has introduced sweeping changes to Canadian trademark legislation and has recently released a consultation paper on the proposed Trademark Regulations. The consultation period ends November 30, 2014. The proposed changes will dramatically impact Canadian trademark practice and represent a fundamental shift to our law. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the amendments and what they mean to brand owners, and the Canadian trademark professionals who represent them.

Osgoode Hall Law School

Trademark Amendments: What You Need to Know
Toronto, ON
September 12, 2014

Cynthia Rowden will be speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School’s webinar on “Trademark Amendments: What You Need to Know”.

The webinar will cover the most significant amendments to Canada’s trademark legislation, what trademark owners and advisors need to understand about these changes, along with its accompanying opportunities and pitfalls. 

Osgoode Professional Development webinars bring experts that address all key areas, including registration, entitlement, applications, and new grounds for oppositions.

Bereskin & Parr LLP

Webinar: Canada’s New Trademark Regime
July 10, 2014

Cynthia Rowden and Scott MacKendrick will be discussing Canada’s new trademark laws and how it will affect businesses and its clients on Thursday, July 10th at 4 p.m. EDT. 

Moderated by Don Cameron, the hour-long webinar will give participants the opportunity to understand the approved amendments to the Trademarks Act, and how it will fundamentally change the process of acquiring and enforcing trademark rights in Canada. Suggestions for steps trademark owners can take now, and how they can prepare for the amendments will be discussed. 

Interested participants are encouraged to RSVP for this session at their earliest convenience by contacting

 

INTA

Maintaining the Perfect Partnership Conference
New York, NY
March 4 - 5, 2014

Bereskin & Parr's Cynthia Rowden will be a speaker at INTA's Maintaining the Perfect Partnership Conference. 

Cynthia’s session, entitled "Global External Radar and Industry Knowledge: How Well Do You Know Your Client’s Business?" will look at how to use industry knowledge, including news, industry reports and different social media platforms to strengthen and broaden the client/counsel relationship.

The two-day conference is an intermediate-to-advanced level program in which several practitioners will be providing attendees with guidance and best practices on how to maintain the perfect partnership and keep clients returning for more.

The Law Society of Upper Canada

18th Annual Intellectual Property Law - The Year in Review
Toronto, ON
January 16, 2014

Cynthia Rowden, partner and Head of Bereskin & Parr’s Trademarks Practice, will be presenting at The Law Society of Upper Canada's 18th Annual Intellectual Property Law - The Year in Review event. Her topic on the "Trade-Marks Update" is scheduled to take place from 9:50 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

With expertise in managing the trademark portfolios of large Canadian companies, and the Canadian portfolios of international companies, Cynthia remains well informed in the latest trends relating to various areas within trademark law. Having this in-depth industry knowledge enables her to engage in events held by many recognized organizations such as LSUC. 

The 18th Annual Intellectual Property Law - The Year in Review will inform IP specialists and non-specialists alike on the latest in patent, trademark and copyright law. Other presentations on the analysis of IP responses to new technologies, include topics related to three-dimensional printing, open source and creative commons licensing, social media, and crowd-sourcing.

 

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)

The Year in Review in IP Law
Webinar
February 26, 2013

Cynthia Rowden will be speaking at this event.

For more information go to: http://www.ipic.ca/english/general/2013yearinreview.cfm

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

17th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review
Toronto, ON
January 10, 2013

Cynthia Rowden will be providing the Trade-Marks Update at 9:50am.

For more information go to: http://ecom.lsuc.on.ca/cpd/product.jsp?id=CLE13-0010101

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

16th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review
Toronto, ON
January 12, 2012

Cynthia Rowden will be providing the Trade-Marks Update at 9:50 a.m.

Don Cameron will be speaking at this event on IP Goes Digital (What This Means to Litigators) at 12:15 p.m.

For more information go to: http://ecom.lsuc.on.ca/cpd/product.jsp?id=CLE12-0010301 

International Trademark Association (INTA)

INTA Roundtable on Dilution Post-Veuve Cliquot
Toronto, ON
November 14, 2011

Cynthia Rowden of Bereskin & Parr LLP will be speaking at this event.

Bereskin & Parr LLP is a proud sponsor of this event.

For more information go to: http://www.inta.org/Roundtables/Pages

Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can) & The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)

The Information Technology Law Spring Forum
Toronto, ON
June 6 - 7, 2011

Cynthia Rowden & Catherine Lovrics of Bereskin & Parr LLP will be speaking on Trademarks & Domain Names on June 6 at 10:30 a.m.

For more information go to: http://ecom.lsuc.on.ca

Law Society of Upper Canada

15th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review
Toronto, ON
January 13, 2011

Cynthia Rowden of Bereskin & Parr LLP will be presenting Trade Mark updates at 9:00 a.m.

For more information go to: http://ecom.lsuc.on.ca/

Event Attendance

INTA Leadership Meeting

International Trademark Association
Washington, DC
November 7 - 10, 2017

Daniel Bereskin, Cynthia Rowden, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Jonathan Colombo, Mark Robbins, Janice Bereskin, Mina Chana, Sharyn Costin and Jonathan Burkinshaw will be attending the INTA Leadership Meeting at Marriott Marquis.

For more information and to register, please click here.

INTA 139th Annual Meeting

International Trademark Association (INTA)
Barcelona, ES
May 20 - 24, 2017

Daniel Bereskin, Janice Bereskin, Jonathan Burkinshaw, Mina Chana, Cynthia Rowden, Susan Keri, Meghan Dillon, Brigitte Chan, Terry Edwards, Sharyn Costin, François Larose, Lloyd Sarginson, Jennifer McKenzie, Jonathan Colombo, Scott MacKendrick, Mark Robbins and Catherine Lovrics will be attending the 139th INTA Annual Meeting.

For more information about meeting, please click here.

INTA Leadership Meeting

International Trademark Association (INTA)
Hollywood, FL
November 15 - 18, 2016

Daniel R. Bereskin, Cynthia Rowden, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Jonathan Colombo, Mark Robbins, Janice Bereskin, Mina Chana and Jonathan Burkinshaw will be attending the INTA Leadership Meeting in Hollywood, FL.

Registrants of this invitation only event will have many opportunities to network with fellow volunteers at various receptions and to work with committees to further the Association's objectives and goals.

For more information on this meeting, please click here.

International Trademark Association

2015 Leadership Meeting
Panama City, Panama
November 17 - 20, 2015

Dan Bereskin, Cynthia Rowden, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Mark Robbins, Janice Bereskin and François Larose will be attending the 2015 Leadership Meeting.

To learn more about the event, please click here.

International Trademark Association (INTA)

137th Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
May 2 - 6, 2015

Dan Bereskin, Lloyd Sarginson, Cynthia Rowden, Robert Storey, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Terry Edwards, Jonathan Colombo, Mark Robbins, Jennifer McKenzie, Victor Krichker, Janice Bereskin, Brigitte Chan, François Larose, Sharyn Costin, Meghan Dillon, Jonathan Burkinshaw and Lindsey Robinson will be attending the 137th INTA Annual Meeting in San Diego.

On Saturday, May 2, Scott MacKendrick will be on the North American panel at 11:15am as part of the “Course on International Trademark Law and Practice”. The course is designed to provide a comparative analysis of trademark law and practice in countries around the world. He will also be a moderating the table topic “Madrid Protocol, Nice Agreement, Singapore Treaty and Use: Major Changes to Canada's Trademark Regime” on Sunday, May 3 at noon.

Janice Bereskin will be speaking on Sunday, May 3 between 2pm and 3:15pm with other INTA leaders as part of the informative and interactive session "CSU50 INTA Committee Selection, Membership and Involvement: Behind the Curtain". The session will discuss the diverse and valuable benefits associated with active involvement in INTA.

To learn more about INTA and for further information about the meeting, please click here.

International Trademark Association (INTA)

135th Annual Meeting
Dallas, TX
May 4 - 8, 2013

Dan Bereskin, Lloyd Sarginson, Cynthia Rowden, Robert Storey, Susan Keri, Scott MacKendrick, Terry Edwards, Jonathan Colombo, Jennifer McKenzie, Victor Krichker, Janice Bereskin, Brigitte Chan, François Larose, Mina ChanaSharyn Costin, Meghan Dillon, and Jonathan Burkinshaw are scheduled to attend.  

For more information go to: www.inta.org

Accolades

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2017
  • Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 Top 250 Women in IP
  • 2017 IP Stars Patent
  • Who’s Who Legal Lawyer of the Year Award for Trademarks 2017
  • Who's Who Legal 100 2017
  • 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Chambers Global 2017
  • World IP Review: Leaders 2017
  • World Trademark Review 1000 2017
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2016
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
  • 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars - Top 250 Women in IP
  • Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2016
  • Expert Guides: Trade Mark 2016
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2016
  • The 2016 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2016
  • Who's Who Legal Canada 2015
  • Chambers Canada Guide 2016
  • Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2015
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
  • 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2015
  • Managing Intellectual Property’s 2015 IP Stars Handbook: Trade mark and Copyright
  • Who’s Who Legal 100 2015
  • 2015 Canadian Outstanding IP Practitioner
  • World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2015
  • The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2015
  • 2014 INTA President’s Award
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law 2014
  • The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2014
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2014
  • The 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook 2014: Trade mark and Copyright
  • Who’s Who Legal’s Trademark Lawyer of the Year 2014
  • Chambers Global 2014
  • World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2014
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2014
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2013
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
  • Expert Guides: Best of the Best 2013
  • The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2013
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013
  • World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2013
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2013
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law 2012
  • The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2012
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2012
  • World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2012
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2011
  • The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2011
  • Named one of Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • PLC Cross-border IP in Business Transactions Handbook 2011/2012
  • Expert Guides: The Best of the Best 2011
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2011
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2011
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2010
  • Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) 2010
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2010
  • Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners 2009
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2010
  • The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers 2009

Professional Memberships

Association Littéraire & Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Canadian IT Law Association (IT.CAN)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG)
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO)

News

  • Don Cameron Serves as Editor for Carswell’s Newly Released Second Edition of the Canadian Trade-Mark Law Benchbook
  • Who’s Who Legal Awards Cynthia Rowden as Trademark Lawyer of the Year for 2014
  • Cynthia Rowden represented IPIC on Bill C-8 before the INDU Standing Committee in Ottawa
  • Cynthia Rowden Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Special Olympics Ontario High 5 Club
  • Canadian Trade-mark Law Benchbook Released With Five Bereskin & Parr Contributors

Media Coverage

  • Cynthia Rowden quoted in National Post article "Canada’s fight against $20 billion counterfeit market is ‘a joke beyond belief’ lawyer says"
  • Cynthia Rowden Quoted in Law Times article "Does Plain Packaging Legislation Violate IP?"
  • Think Global When it Comes to Intellectual Property - Law Times quotes Cynthia Rowden
  • Two Years Grace from Trademark Act Changes?
  • Cynthia Rowden Refers to the Washington Redskins as a Symbolic Victory
  • Law Times Quotes Scott MacKendrick and Cynthia Rowden
  • The Globe and Mail Quotes Cynthia Rowden
  • Scott MacKendrick and Cynthia Rowden Share Their Thoughts on Canada’s Trade Deals
  • Cynthia Rowden Talks About Bill C-8 in Law Times
  • Cynthia Rowden was quoted in the article "Register that tune: Canadian companies encouraged to embrace sound marks" which appeared online on April 9, 2012, on Canadian Lawyer's website.
  • Cynthia Rowden appeared on CBC Newsworld's Lang & O'Leary Exchange on February 24, 2012, where they discussed the topic of Apple's fight with Chinese company Proview coming to the U.S. (see 49:54 in the segment).
  • Cynthia Rowden was quoted in “Protect your intellectual property” published online on May 19, 2011, in The Globe and Mail.
  • Cynthia Rowden was featured in the Volunteer Spotlight section of the February 1, 2011, Vol.66 No.3 edition of the INTA Bulletin.
  • Cynthia Rowden was quoted in an article entitled “Still no agreement over iPhone trademark in Canada” that appeared in Technology & Science on CBC news online.

Litigation Cases

Heather Ruth McDowell v The Body Shop International plc
Successfully represented The Body Shop in trademark opposition against The Body Shop’s application to register the trademark HONEYMANIA for various cosmetics/skincare products.
Counsel: Cynthia Rowden and Meghan Dillon
(Reported decision: 2016 TMOB 150) (2016)
(2016)
Coty Germany GmbH ats. London Drugs Limited
Represented the cosmetics company Coty in successful opposition and appeal of opposition relating to the registration of Coty’s GET THE LONDON LOOK trade mark. Case settled, and trademark is registered.
Counsel: Cynthia Rowden
(2012), (T-2291-12)
Dreamworks Animation LLC ats. Entechnevision Inc.
Acted for Dreamworks in a trademark infringement and passing off action brought against it relating to the trademark DREAMWORKS PUSS IN BOOTS. Case settled and trademark is registered.
Counsel: Cynthia Rowden
(2012), (T-321-12)
Human Resource Certification Institute v. Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
Represented the Human Resource Certification Institute in an action for passing off relating to the SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources) trade mark and certification mark.
Counsel: Adam Bobker and Megan Langley Grainger
(2010), (T-513-10)
Marriott International, Inc. ats. 1420291 Alberta Ltd. (PARK ‘N FLY)
Represented Marriott International, Inc. in a trademark infringement action in respect of the PARK ‘N FLY trademark.
Counsel: Cynthia Rowden
(2010), (T-770-10)
Business Depot v. Office Depot
Acted for Business Depot (now Staples) as trademark co-counsel in litigation against Office Depot over the use of the DEPOT trademark and trade name for a big box office supply store. An interim and interlocutory injunction was granted when the litigation commenced. The action was settled shortly before trial.
Counsel: Cynthia Rowden, Jonathan Colombo, and Adam Bobker
(Reported decisions 1999 CanLII 9231 (FC), 2000 CanLII 14809 (FC), 2000 CanLII 15762 (FC), 2000 CanLII 16100 (FCA))
(1992), (T-3049-92; A-26-00)
Unitel Communications Inc. v. Bell Canada
Co-counsel for Unitel Communications in a trademark expungement proceeding resulting in various trademarks owned by Bell Canada being expunged from the Trade-marks Register.
Co-Counsel: Cynthia Rowden
(Reported decisions: (1995), 61 CPR (3d) 12 (FCTD) and (1994), 57 CPR (3d) 99 (FCTD))
(1991), (T-718-91, A-309-95)
 

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