Wynnie Chan

Associate

Toronto, 416.957.1662

Practice Group(s)

Trademarks
Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing
Copyright & Digital Media

Education

B.Com., McGill University, 2000
J.D., Pace University School of Law, 2007

Qualifications

Admitted to the New York Bar, 2008
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2010
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2013
 

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association (ABA)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate

Wynnie M. Chan

B.Comm., J.D.

Wynnie’s practice focuses on trademarks, licensing and related litigation, in addition to copyright & digital media, marketing and advertising law.

Prior to commencing her legal career, Wynnie held a number of managerial marketing and communications positions in Silicon Valley for high tech companies developing brands, overseeing marketing and advertising campaigns and dealing with anti-spam issues. She also spent a summer as a marketing intern in Taiwan for one of the world's largest telecommunications companies.

While in law school, Wynnie worked as a legal intern at a major fashion brand with their IP counsel in New York, as a legal intern in New York law firms, and as a legal intern and researcher in London, UK. She also participated in the Pace Gray’s Inn Moot Court Competition while in London. Wynnie was named to the Dean’s List during her studies and holds a Certificate in International Law.

Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Wynnie was an articling student with the firm.

Wynnie is conversant in French and Mandarin.
 

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Wynnie Chan

Wynnie M. Chan

B.Comm., J.D.

Associate
Toronto      Ph: 416.957.1662

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

Education
B.Com., McGill University, 2000
J.D., Pace University School of Law, 2007

Qualifications

Admitted to the New York Bar, 2008
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 2010
Registered Canadian Trademark Agent, 2013
 

Wynnie’s practice focuses on trademarks, licensing and related litigation, in addition to copyright & digital media, marketing and advertising law.

Prior to commencing her legal career, Wynnie held a number of managerial marketing and communications positions in Silicon Valley for high tech companies developing brands, overseeing marketing and advertising campaigns and dealing with anti-spam issues. She also spent a summer as a marketing intern in Taiwan for one of the world's largest telecommunications companies.

While in law school, Wynnie worked as a legal intern at a major fashion brand with their IP counsel in New York, as a legal intern in New York law firms, and as a legal intern and researcher in London, UK. She also participated in the Pace Gray’s Inn Moot Court Competition while in London. Wynnie was named to the Dean’s List during her studies and holds a Certificate in International Law.

Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Wynnie was an articling student with the firm.

Wynnie is conversant in French and Mandarin.
 

Articles

Speaking Engagements

Hands-ON with Bereskin & Parr

Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster
Peterborough, ON
November 2, 2016

Join Tony Orsi and Wynnie Chan on October 24th for the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster’s “Hands-ON” Workshop with knowledge Partner, Bereskin & Parr.

Tony and Wynnie will be discussing the importance of intellectual property, different types of IP protection, contracts and discuss some real world examples

For more information or to register for this event click here.

Bears Lair IP Workshop

Peterborough Economic Development
Peterborough, ON
February 25, 2016

Wynnie Chan and Paul Horbal will be speaking at the Peterborough Economic Development Bears Lair IP Workshop taking place in Peterborough on February 25, 2016 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

To learn more about Peterborough Economic Development and for further information about the event, please click here.

Asian Canadian Law Students Conference 2016

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
February 20, 2016

On Saturday, February 20th Wynnie Chan will be speaking at the Asian Canadian Law Students Conference 2016 as part of the Fashion, Retail/Advertising and Entertainment Panel.

The Asian Canadian Law Students Conference 2016 is a national law student conference organized by the Asian Law Students of Osgoode, the University of Toronto Asia Law Society and the Korean Law Students Associations of Osgoode and the University of Toronto.

The Fashion, Retail/Advertising and Entertainment Panel will be held from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

For more information, please click here.

Bears Lair IP Workshop

Peterborough Economic Development
Peterborough, ON
March 17, 2015

Wynnie Chan and Joanna Ma will be speaking at the Peterborough Economic Development Bears Lair IP Workshop taking place in Peterborough on March 17th.

To learn more about the Bears Lair IP Workshop and for further information about the event, please click here.

Spark Sessions

2nd Annual Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference and Workshop
Toronto, ON
November 15 - 16, 2014

Wynnie Chan will be speaking at this event on "Laying Down the Law: Legal Issues Every Bloggers Should Know" on November 15th at 9:45 a.m. 

Spark Sessions is a series of workshops, events and networking opportunities dedicated to the blooming community of fashion and beauty bloggers in Canada. This two-day event will host over 250 fashion and beauty bloggers to help them connect with brand owners, PR professionals and industry experts to learn, network and share while realizing the full potential of their blog.

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

Crossing Borders: IP Litigation in the U.S. and Canada
April 17, 2014

Wynnie Chan will be a speaker at this event. 

Event Attendance

2016 IPO Annual Meeting

Intellectual Property Owners Association
New York, NY
September 11 - 13, 2016

Scott MacKendrick, Bhupinder Randhawa, James Raakman, Ainslie Parsons and Wynnie Chan will be attending the 2016 IPO Annual Meeting.

This conference will take place from September 11 - 13 in New York and bring together experts in the fields of patent, trademark and copyright.

For more information on this conference, please click here.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association (ABA)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate

Litigation Cases

Home Depot of Canada Inc. and Homer TLC, Inc. vs. Custom Containers Inc. et al.
Successfully represented Home Depot in an action for infringement and passing off of its registered HOME DEPOT trademarks. Obtained an interim and interlocutory injunction and judgment for trademark infringement, including a permanent injunction, enjoining the defendants who consented to judgment from using, displaying or reproducing any trade marks, trade name or domain name including the words HOME DEPOT or the initials “H D” or “H D Disposal” or any confusingly similar name or mark in connection with a waste disposal bin service or any other business and requiring the defendants to permanently and completely efface the Home Depot trademarks appearing on or are associated with the defendants’ waste disposal bin services.
Counsel: Jonathan Colombo and Wynnie Chan
(2010), (T-1726-10)
 

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