Amrita V. Singh is an associate at Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on litigation in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and confidential information.
Amrita is active in the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) – she is currently an elected representative for Toronto on the OBA Council, the Public Affairs Liaison for the Information Technology and Intellectual Property section executive, and a member-at-large of the Women Lawyers Forum section executive.
She is the Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's (IPIC) Litigation committee, and is on IPIC’s Women in IP and Young Practitioners committees. Amrita is also an active member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
In addition, Amrita is a member-at-large of the Canadian Bar Association's (CBA) Intellectual Property section executive, and is a member of the CBA Patent and Industrial Design Committee. She is also an active member of the Advocates' Society and Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG), and is an elected member of Queen’s University Council.
Amrita, together with partner Jonathan Colombo are currently acting for Hilton Worldwide Holdings LLP, the owner of the WALDORF-ASTORIA trademark, and were successful in overturning a decision of the Trademarks Office ordering the cancellation of the registration (which covers “hotel services”), on the basis that there has never been a Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Canada. That decision is now under appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal.
In 2019, Amrita and Jonathan acted for Glassdoor Inc. in an appeal of a Norwich order requiring Glassdoor to disclose certain personal information of third parties who posted allegedly defamatory employer reviews. Amrita and Jonathan were successful in obtaining a stay of the Norwich Order pending the appeal, and then resolving the dispute, which included vacating the Norwich Order.
In 2016, Amrita, together with Jonathan represented the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, one of the world’s largest international accounting bodies, in litigation against four provincial accounting institutes regarding use of professional designations and “official marks” (the case settled one month prior to trial). Both of them also represented Canada Goose, a leading Canadian clothing manufacturer, in litigation against Sears Canada in a trade dress dispute.
Amrita has appeared as an expert in intellectual property law before the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU).
While attending law school, Amrita received the 1st place Oralist prize in the First Year International Law Moot 2010 (formerly the Fasken Martineau First Year International Law Moot), and was part of the team that received the 2nd place Factum prize in the Wilson Moot 2011. Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Amrita was an articling student with the firm, and summered in-house with a large pharmaceutical company.