Meghan Dillon

Partner

Toronto, 416.957.1160

Practice Group(s)

Trademarks
Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing
Copyright & Digital Media

Education

B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1996
LL.B., Queen's University, 2004

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2005
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2006

Professional Memberships

Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)

Meghan Dillon

B.Sc. (Psych.), LL.B.

Meghan Dillon is a partner, lawyer and registered trademark agent at Bereskin & Parr LLP.

Meghan's practice focuses on all aspects of brand protection. Her trademark practice includes providing opinions and advice on registrability, filing and prosecuting applications, representing clients before the Trade-marks Opposition Board in opposition and expungement proceedings, and assisting clients with the management of their domestic and international trademark portfolios.

Meghan is Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) Trademark Agent Training Course Committee and a member of the Editorial Board of the CIPR. She is also a member of The Trademark Reporter Committee through the International Trademarks Association (INTA).

Meghan has experience in negotiating and drafting various types of author agreements from working for several years at a well-known Canadian publishing house. During this time, she also obtained a Certificate in Publishing from Ryerson Polytechnic University.

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Meghan Dillon

Meghan Dillon

B.Sc. (Psych.), LL.B.

Partner
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1160

Practice Group(s)
Trademarks
Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing
Copyright & Digital Media

Education
B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1996
LL.B., Queen's University, 2004

Qualifications

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2005
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2006

Meghan Dillon is a partner, lawyer and registered trademark agent at Bereskin & Parr LLP.

Meghan's practice focuses on all aspects of brand protection. Her trademark practice includes providing opinions and advice on registrability, filing and prosecuting applications, representing clients before the Trade-marks Opposition Board in opposition and expungement proceedings, and assisting clients with the management of their domestic and international trademark portfolios.

Meghan is Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) Trademark Agent Training Course Committee and a member of the Editorial Board of the CIPR. She is also a member of The Trademark Reporter Committee through the International Trademarks Association (INTA).

Meghan has experience in negotiating and drafting various types of author agreements from working for several years at a well-known Canadian publishing house. During this time, she also obtained a Certificate in Publishing from Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Articles

Speaking Engagements

Expanding your Brand in the United States: A Primer for Canadian Businesses

Bereskin & Parr
Webinar
December 8, 2016

On December 8th Bereskin & Parr Partners Mina Chana, Meghan Dillon and Jonathan Burkinshaw discussed trademark issues for Canadian businesses to consider when doing business in the United States.

Highlights include: 

  • the key benefits of registering trademarks in the United States
  • timelines – when to file
  • the impact of differences between trademark laws in the two countries
  • tips and traps to avoid

Click here to view the webinar.

 

2016 Summer Courses in Intellectual Property

McGill University / Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Montréal, QC
July 18 - 29, 2016

As part of McGill University & Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) summer courses on intellectual property, the following Bereskin & Parr partners will be presenting:

Noel Courage - “Patents: An Overview” on July 18, 2016

Stephen Beney – “Overview of Patent Cooperation Treaty” on July 20, 2016

François Larose – “Basics of Canadian Trademark Procurement – Opening Remarks” on July 25, 2016

Brigitte Chan – “Different Types of Applications, Examiners’ Reports & Responses, Post-Advertisement Matters” on July 26, 2016

Brigitte Chan, François Larose and Meghan Dillon will also be conducting a daily workshop at Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Understanding Trade-marks introductory course.

For more information please click here.

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)

Trademark Case Law Review
Webinar
March 16, 2015

Meghan Dillon will be speaking and Jane Sarjeant will be moderating an IPIC webinar on “Preparing and Filing a Trademark Application”. This is the first in a series of nine webinars entitled “Trademark Case Law Review” that are being hosted by IPIC.

To learn more about IPIC and for further information about the webinar, please click here.

Event Attendance

PTMG Autumn Conference

Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group
Toronto, ON
October 4 - 7, 2017

As a proud sponsor, Bereskin & Parr invites you to join us at the PTMG Autumn Conference at the Fairmont Royal York. Susan Keri, Sharyn Costin and Meghan Dillon will be in attendance and available to answer IP inquiries as time permits.

Susan Keri will be presenting Welcome to Canada and the new Canadian trade mark law.

For more details about the event, please click here.

2017 Courses in Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and McGill School of Continuing Studies
Montréal, QC
July 25 - 26, 2017

Brigitte Chan spoke at IPIC’s Understanding Trademarks course at McGill University on Different Types of Applications, Examiners’ Reports & Responses, Post-Advertisement Matters and was a workshop leader on Responding to Examiners’ Reports on July 25.

François Larose was a workshop leader on Responding to Examiners’ Reports at IPIC’s Understanding Trademarks course at McGill University on July 25.

Meghan Dillon was a workshop leader on Trademark Searches and Risk Assessments at IPIC’s Understanding Trademarks course at McGill University on July 26.

For more information, please click here.

INTA 139th Annual Meeting

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

Daniel BereskinLloyd Sarginson, Cynthia Rowden, Susan KeriScott MacKendrick, Terry EdwardsJonathan Colombo, Jennifer McKenzieMark Robbins, Janice Bereskin, Brigitte ChanFrançois LaroseMina Chana, Sharyn Costin, Meghan Dillon, Catherine Lovrics, and Jonathan Burkinshaw will be attending the 139th INTA Annual Meeting.

For more information about meeting, 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?

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.

IPIC

88th Annual Meeting
Halifax, NS
October 15 - 17, 2014

Carmela De Luca will be speaking at Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) 88th Annual Meeting on "Biotechnology Patents – Surviving Subject Matter in the Post Prometheus/Myriad World" from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on October 16th. Stephen Beney, Melanie Szweras, Meghan Dillon and Jason Hynes will also be attending this conference.

IPIC is a Canadian professional association of patent agents, trade-mark agents and lawyers practising in intellectual property, and provides leadership and networking opportunities within more than 35 committees.

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

  • Expert Guides: Trade Mark 2016

Professional Memberships

Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)

News

  • Don Cameron Serves as Editor for Carswell’s Newly Released Second Edition of the Canadian Trade-Mark Law Benchbook
  • Bereskin & Parr Members Admitted to the Partnership
  • Canadian Trade-mark Law Benchbook Released With Five Bereskin & Parr Contributors

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)
Cinque Moda GmbH and Cinque Fashion Inc. v. 130042 Canada Inc. c.o.b. as Cinque
Represented Cinque Moda and Cinque Fashion in an action for trademark infringement and passing off relating to the CINQUE and CINQUE COLLEZIONE trademarks.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Meghan Dillon
(2013), (T-985-13)
 

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