Susan J. Keri is a barrister, solicitor, registered trademark agent and partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. She has practiced exclusively in the area of trademark law since her call to the Ontario Bar in 1986. Susan’s practice extends to all areas of trademark law, including clearance and opinion work, prosecution, opposition, cancellation proceedings, domain name issues, licensing, commercial transactions involving trademark assets, and assisting with the acquisition and maintenance of international trademark portfolios. Most of her practice relates to the protection and management of large trademark portfolios for multi-national corporations in all industry sectors, with particular expertise in the pharmaceutical field.
Susan is a frequent speaker on trademark law at various national and international organizations including the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (PTMG), and has presented the Trademark Law Year in Review lecture at the Law Society of Ontario. She has written extensively in various publications and contributed the Canadian chapter on Pharmaceutical Trademarks in the World Trademark Review Global Guide for the past several years.
Susan is frequently listed as a leading trademark lawyer in Canada and worldwide in various legal publications, the most recent of which include: World IP Review (WIPR) Leaders 2019 - Trademarks and Patents Guide; Who's Who Legal: Canada 2018; 2018 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals; World IP Review: Leaders 2017; Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2016; the 2016 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals; Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2016; 2016 Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners; 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; 2015 International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers; Who's Who Legal Canada 2015; the 2015 World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals; and 2015 Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law.
Susan is an active member of numerous organizations involved in trademark law and practice, both nationally and internationally. She currently serves as a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) Educational Foundation Committee; is the Chair member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin North America Committee, and is an active member of the Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (PTMG).
Susan is fluent in the Hungarian language, and has a sound working knowledge of French.