Mina Chana

Partner

Mississauga, 905.817.6106

Practice Group(s)

Trademarks

Education

B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1997
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000

Qualifications

Admitted to Ontario Bar, 2002
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2004

Professional Memberships

Brampton Board of Trade (BBOT)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Peel Law Association
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
Women's Law Network

Mina Chana

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

Mina’s practice focuses on conducting trademark searches, providing opinions and advice on registrability of trademarks, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, representing clients in opposition and expungement proceedings, and trademark infringement matters. Furthermore, she manages the Canadian and international trademark portfolios of many clients, and provides strategic advice on trademark protection and branding issues. Mina is the co-editor of the firm’s Trademark Newsletter.

Mina is actively involved with the International Trademark Association (INTA). She is currently a member of INTA’s Law Firms Committee, as well as a member of the INTA Mentoring subcommittee.

Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr LLP, Mina practiced exclusively in the area of intellectual property with two other Canadian law firms.

Mina is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.

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Mina Chana

Mina Chana

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

Partner
Mississauga      Ph: 905.817.6106

Practice Group(s)
Trademarks

Education
B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1997
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000

Qualifications

Admitted to Ontario Bar, 2002
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2004

Mina’s practice focuses on conducting trademark searches, providing opinions and advice on registrability of trademarks, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, representing clients in opposition and expungement proceedings, and trademark infringement matters. Furthermore, she manages the Canadian and international trademark portfolios of many clients, and provides strategic advice on trademark protection and branding issues. Mina is the co-editor of the firm’s Trademark Newsletter.

Mina is actively involved with the International Trademark Association (INTA). She is currently a member of INTA’s Law Firms Committee, as well as a member of the INTA Mentoring subcommittee.

Prior to joining Bereskin & Parr LLP, Mina practiced exclusively in the area of intellectual property with two other Canadian law firms.

Mina is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.

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.

 

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.

Event Attendance

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.

2017 Business Excellence Awards

Brampton Board of Trade
Brampton, ON
May 11, 2017

Mina Chana and Kevin Shipley attended the Brampton Board of Trade's 2017 Business Excellence Awards.

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 (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?

5th Annual Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow

Mississauga, ON
May 13, 2015

Bereskin & Parr will be exhibiting at the upcoming Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference on May 13th from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will include Sam Frost, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney, Patricia Folkins, Mina Chana, Matthew Graff, Kevin Shipley and Anna Cumaraswamy.

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow has been designed to provide both new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear tips and opportunities from fellow entrepreneurs, and learn what it takes to become successful and stay thriving. This will be a great opportunity for our firm to provide owners of established businesses in various industries with information on strategies on how to handle existing IP issues within their organization.

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.

HalTech

Fall Mixer
Oakville, ON
September 15, 2014

Mina Chana and Matthew Graff will be attending HalTech’s Fall Mixer on September 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Sheridan College.

HalTech is the leading source of support and personal service for tech and advanced manufacturing entrepreneurs in Halton.

Toronto Entrepreneurs

Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference
Mississauga, ON
May 14, 2014

Bereskin & Parr will be exhibiting at the upcoming Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference on May 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will include, Sam Frost, Ian McMillan, Stephen Beney, Patricia Folkins, Mina Chana, Matthew Graff and Kevin Shipley. 

The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow has been designed to provide both new and experienced entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear tips and opportunities from fellow entrepreneurs, and learn what it takes to become successful and stay thriving. This will be a great opportunity for our firm to provide owners of established businesses in various industries with information on strategies on how to handle existing IP issues within their organization.

To learn more about the conference, 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

Professional Memberships

Brampton Board of Trade (BBOT)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Peel Law Association
Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)
Women's Law Network

News

  • Bereskin & Parr is proud to welcome Mina Chana, Sharyn Costin, Tony Orsi and David St-Martin to the partnership

Media Coverage

  • Mina Chana quoted in The Lawyers Weekly article “Marking Your Territory”
 

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