Catherine Lovrics is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. She leads the firm’s Copyright & Digital Media practice group, and co-leads the Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice group. Catherine’s practice focuses on copyright, trademarks, personality and publicity rights, as well as marketing and advertising law, consumer protection and privacy law. She advises on legal issues related to the Internet and digital media, including social media and apps.
Catherine is Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Copyright Policy Committee. She is also a member of IPIC’s Internet Committee. She is on the Board of Artists and Lawyers for the Advancement of Creativity (ALAC) and Ontario’s Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS). Catherine is also a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA). She was formerly on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law and Privacy Law sections.
Catherine graduated from law school magna cum laude, and received the Dean’s Award for her graduating class. She also received awards for overall academic excellence, and in the areas of e-commerce and technology law, medical-legal issues, and business law. She has completed a course in International Trademark Law from John Marshall Law School.
Catherine was named a Lexpert Rising Star in 2018. She is a frequent writer and speaker. She is the author of numerous publications, and received the 2010 Lexology Author of the Year for E-Commerce Canada. She is also the general editor of Startup Law 101: A Practical Guide. This comprehensive guide is published by Lexis Nexis and is well received by Canada’s startup community.