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Ottawa Intellectual Property Lawyers Directory

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  • Elizabeth G. Elliott
    B. A. Sc. (Civil Engineering); P. Eng.; LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor; Registered Patent and Trade-mark Agent; Certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law

    "... joined Macera & Jarzyna in 1986 following a clerkship with the Supreme Court of Canada.  She is well versed in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on trade-mark oppositions, litigation, dispute resolution, licensing and marketing and advertising law.  The Past-Chair of the National Intellectual Property Section of the Canadian Bar Association , Elizabeth is a frequent speaker on IP issues and advocacy." [quote fr.

    Elizabeth Elliott, Barrister & Solicitor
    Macera & Jarzyna, LLP
    Patents Trademarks Copyright
    12th Floor, 427 Laurier Ave W.
    Ottawa ON, Canada K1R 7Y2
    Phone:  +1.613.232.7302   +1.613.238.8173

  • Janet M. Fuhrer, partner Barrister & Solicitor
    Ridout & Maybee LLP

    "... practice focuses on trade-mark & copyright matters, particularly in the areas of drafting and prosecution of trade-mark applications, representing clients in trade-mark opposition and cancellation proceedings, and related litigation.  She also provides advice on strategies for the maintenance and protection of intellectual property, licensing of intellectual property, confidential disclosure agreements and trade secrets.
    Janet has been granted the Certified Specialist designation in Intellectual Property Trade-mark / Copyright Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).
    .... is involved in numerous professional activities, and is a frequent speaker and moderator at various IP conferences and meetings.

    Education & Qualifications
    LL.B., 1985, Queen's University
    LL.M. (e-Business), 2003, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
    Barrister &: Solicitor, Province of Ontario, 1987
    Registered Trade-mark Agent, Canada, 1987
    Certified Specialist (Intellectual Property Law: Trade-marks / Copyright), Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004"
    [quote fr. 2007.01.18]

    Janet M. Fuhrer, Barrister & Solicitor
    Ridout & Maybee LLP
    100 Murray Street
    4th Floor
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1N 0A1   Canada
    Telephone:  613.236.1995

  • John Stephen Macera Partner
    Macera & Jarzyna

    " ... has over 30 years of experience in intellectual property litigation and prosecution, and represents major Canadian and international corporations in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and in the courts.  ... .  John has spoken at many international conventions and meetings on IP issues including patents, trademarks, copyright, licensing intellectual property rights, and IP litigation.
    P.Eng., LL.B., M.Sc., B.Sc. (Eng)
    Barrister & Solicitor
    Registered Professional Engineer
    Registered Patent & Trademark Agent (Canada and United States)
    Certified by the Law Society [of Upper Canada] as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Patent, Trade-Mark and Copyright) " [quoted fr.]

    John S. Macera, Barrister & Solicitor
    Macera & Jarzyna, LLP
    Patents Trademarks Copyright
    12th Floor, 427 Laurier Ave W.
    Ottawa ON, Canada K1R 7Y2
    Telephone:  +1.613.232.7302 General email:

  • Randall Marusyk Partner, Barrister & Solicitor
    Marusyk Miller & Swain LLP/ MBM & Co

    "... Randall specializes in designing strategic, intellectual property portfolios -- in light of clients' business and marketplace needs.

    He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting a variety of patent applications before the Canadian and United States Patent Offices as well as coordinating their prosecution worldwide.

    Randall has particular expertise in drafting a wide range of patentable technologies, bioinformatics, business methods, medical devices, medical equipment, gaming, consumer product, personal care products and environmental products.

    He also designs and oversees client litigation strategies [emphasis added] for patent, trademark and copyright cases before the Federal Court of Canada as well as provincially based Superior Courts. As Chair of the firm's Legal Practice Group, he has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting complex licensing, research & development, and other technology related agreements. ....

    Randall is a Registered Canadian Patent and Trademark Agent as well as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent.  .... In addition to being on the Editorial Board of the Biotechnology Law Report, he has published dozens of articles on intellectual property law.  Recent publications have focused on Canadian biotechnology and pharmaceutical law, Canadian trademark law, and the effect of NAFTA on Canadian intellectual property law.  Randall has also .... co-authored the soon to be published manuscript Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law in Canada.


  • B.Sc., Biotechnology, Simon Fraser University
  • M.Sc., Biotechnology, San Diego State University
  • LL.B., McGill University
  • B.C.L., McGill University

Professional Involvement

  • Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) / Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle / Internationale Vereinigung fûr den Schutz des Geistigen Eigentums
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Licensing Executive Society (LES)
  • Ottawa Life Science Counsel (OLSC)
  • The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (Adjunct Professor)

[quoted from 2007.01.18

Marusyk Miller & Swain, LLP Intellectual Property Lawyers
MBM & Co. Patent and Trademark Agency

270 Albert Street
14th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario   K1P 5G8  Canada
Telephone: 613.567.0762

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  • A David Morrow,
    Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trade-mark Agent

    Smart & Biggar - Ottawa Office
    Practice Areas:  Patents, Trade-marks, Copyright & Media, Litigation, Biotechnology/ Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Electrical/ Electronics, Industrial/ Mechanical
    Qualifications:  Ontario Bar 1968.  Carleton University B.Sc. (Physics) 1963.  University of Ottawa LL.B. 1966.  Registered Trade-mark Agent 1968.  Registered Patent Agent 1969.  Registered to practise before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

    A David Morrow
    Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
    P.O. Box 2999, Station D
    900-55 Metcalfe Street
    Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 5Y6

    Phone:  613.232.2486
    Web site:

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  • Bayo Odutola, BCL LLB
    Odutola Law Chambers
    280 Albert Street,  Suite 300
    Ottawa ON K1P 5G8
    Telephone:  613.238.1140

"Professional Education:
Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (B.C.L., 1990);
University of Ottawa (LL.B., 1994).
Registered Trademark Agent (1996, Canada);
Old Cliftonian Society, United Kingdom;
Member, Board of Directors, Ottawa Law Review (1992-94);
Professor of Law, Electronic Commerce, University of Ottawa (2003 -   );
co-Author, Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice, 2004, Thomson Carswell, (Supplement 2005- );
Recipient, Top 40 under 40, 2004.
Organization Member:
Law Society of Upper Canada;  Intellectual Property Institute of Canada;  International Trademark Association;   Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group;  Association for the Protection of Industrial Property;  International Bar Association;  Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation.  Languages: English and French.

Legal Practice Areas: Trademarks; Copyrights; Intellectual Property; Industrial Designs; Domain Names; E-Commerce; Licensing; Information Technology; Unfair Competition; Portfolio Management; Intellectual Property, Counterfeit and Anti-Piracy Enforcement and Related Litigation" [quote from profile provided by Bayo Odutola to Lexis/Nexus listing 2007.01.20]

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  • J Guy Potvin, P.Eng.
    Milton, Geller LLP - Business & Intellectual Property Law
    Suite 700, 225 Metcalfe Street,
    Ottawa, Ontario
    CANADA   K2P 1P2
    Telephone:  613-567-7824
    Web site:


  • John Kevin Carton
    LL.B., B.Sc. (environmental biology)
    Barrister & Solicitor, Registered Patent & Trademark Agent
    Certified by the Ontario Law Society as a specialist in Patent Law

    Web site: Macera & Jarzyna LLP

  • Elizabeth Elliott
    B. A. Sc. (Civil Engineering); P. Eng.;
    LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor
    Registered Patent and Trade-mark Agent
    Certified by the [Ontario] Law Society as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law
    Web site:
    Macera & Jarzyna LLP

  • W Charles
    Kent Ridout & Maybee LLP

  • John Stephen Macera
    Macera & Jarzyna

  • G Alexander Macklin QC
    "Mr. Macklin is a certified specialist in intellectual property (patents) law, as well as in civil litigation. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation."
    Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
    160 Elgin Street
    Suite 2600
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Canada K1P 1C3 Ph:  (613) 233-1781

  • R. Marusyk
    Marusyk Miller & Swain LLP/ MBM & Co.

  • A David Morrow
    Smart & Biggar

  • J Guy Potvin
    Milton, Geller LLP

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OTTAWA Intellectual Property:  Copyright · Trademark · Patent · Technology Lawyers

Terrence Carter, Trade Mark Agent serving Toronto Region Ms. S. Goh, IP lawyer with Carters serving Toronto  fr. Mississauga office - CLICK FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LAWYER

Branding & Trade-Marks Handbook for Charitable & Not-For-Profit Organizations
(Butterworths, 2006)
by Intellectual Property Lawyers & Trade Mark Agents Terrence Carter LLB & U. Shen Goh, LLB LLM

Carters.CA Toronto, Orangeville & Ottawa Offices

for book see Butterworths Catalog & Online Bookstore

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Canadian Trade Mark Practice Handbook coauthors, practice Intellectual Property Law in Ottawa
Photo of Carswell  Legal Reference Handbook ISBN/ ISSN 0-459-28417-7 published in 2005-03-02 go to

Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice
By:  Bayo Odutola, Sylvie-Émanuelle Bourbonnais
Canadian Price: $172.00 US Price: $159.26
ISBN/ISSN: 0-459-28417-7
Publication Number: 6974
Product Type: Supplemented book
Number of Volumes: 1 volume looseleaf
Number of Pages: Approximately 500 pages
Binding: 3-Ring Binder
Publication Date: 2005-03-02
Publisher: CARSWELL

About the Author
Odutola [contact info]} on Canadian Trade-mark Practice [emphasis added], "... a newly published landmark text, is the much needed practitioner's guide to Canadian Trade-mark Office practice and procedure - it is the most comprehensive book on the market today. Written from both a former senior trade-mark examiner's and a practitioner's perspective, it provides a detailed step-by-step guide for filing, prosecuting, renewing and opposing a trade-mark before the Canadian Trade-marks Office (TMO). In addition to incorporating the relevant statutes, case law, practice notices and other source materials, this work explains and offers practical guidance and commentary on key Trade-mark office practice issues. "

[above quoted fr. publishers website 2007.01.16

> Protecting IP Assets in Canada & Around the World

" If you are a brand or technology owner, you don’t have to be told about the value of protecting and enforcing your assets. You know that your IP assets face market threats that will see it diluted or misappropriated over time.

That is where we come in with our specialized IP expertise. Our clients call us when they have major strategic IP challenges in Canada. They reach out to us when they need information, insight and advice. In turn, we help our clients devise an actionable IP strategy and make decisions that will have significant consequences on their business and organization.

We offer a full range of IP experience - from idea/brand protection to litigation and appeals. Our depth and experience in these areas allow us to anticipate potential issues and devise creative solutions. We represent domestic and international clients of all sizes in IP and technology law matters throughout Canada and internationally. ... (go to for more info.)

Our clients’ IP assets are secured and managed outside Canada through our network of foreign associates in over 100 countries, as well as our involvement in several global associations including the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), the International Trademark Association (INTA), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI), MARQUES, Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG) and Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété intellectuelle (AIPPI).

quote 2012.12.31 fr.

Bayo Odutola, BCL LLB
280 Albert Street,  Suite 300
Ottawa ON K1P 5G8
Telephone:  613.238.1140
Website: Intellectual Property & Technology Law
"Protecting IP Assets in Canada & Around the World"

Terrance Carter, Trade-Mark Agent / Intellectual Property Lawyer - Member of IPIC - CLICK FOR THIS TORONTO REGION IP / NGO lawyer

IPIC member - Toronto and Canada Wide Trade-Mark & Intellectual Property Services from Toronto Area & Ottawa Offices Terrance Carter

Reference Publications

Biotechnology Law Report [ISSN 0730-031X - Published Bimonthly ]

"Stands as a record since 1982 of the evolving body of law and government regulation concerning biotechnology, particularly in the industries in which new products from these technologies are developing the most rapidly: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, agriculture, food processing, energy, mineral recovery, and waste treatment. All legal aspects are rapidly reported, and critical and often hard-to-obtain documents are reproduced." [quote fr. 2007.01.18]

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