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After over 30 years at Bereskin & Parr, Jill Jarvis-Tonus has retired on July 31, 2019.
Jill's practice focused on copyright and trademark matters, including trademark and copyright registration, trademark oppositions, assignments of rights, due diligence work, and licensing particularly in the entertainment, publishing and software industries. She also handled opinions, litigation support and the review of and advice on copyright policy and legislative change.
Jill also worked on copyright and trademark matters relating to new media products and digital services, including the drafting of website agreements and other Internet-related contracts, issues surrounding the development, distribution and use of social media services, the selection and protection of domain names, advising on the infringement of copyrights and trademarks on the Internet, and privacy law concerns.
Jill was a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Copyright Technical and Public Awareness committees.
Jill has written several papers on copyright as it applies to the use of photographs, archival materials and third party content on digital products and services, and the creation of digital products and services. She has lectured at the IPIC-McGill copyright course and at the Osgoode Hall LLM Program for Intellectual Property law.
Jill has a strong interest in the theatre and the entertainment industries as well as books and the publishing industry.
Association Littéraire & Artistique Internationale (ALAI) Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Canadian Copyright Institute (CCI) Canadian IT Law Association (IT.CAN) Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA) Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow Promotional Products Association of Canada (PPAC) Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG) Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO)