Susan J. Keri is a barrister, solicitor, registered trademark agent and partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. With over 30 years’ experience, she provides clients with strategic advice on contentious and non-contentious matters in the area of trademark law. 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. Her clients include domestic businesses, as well as various multi-national corporations, in all industry sectors.
Susan is a frequent speaker on trademark law at various national and international organizations including at the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys (UK), the Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (PTMG), the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), and Osgoode Hall Law School. 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 one of Canada’s leading trademark lawyers in various publications, the most recent of which include: Euromoney's 2020 Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, 2020 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals; Who’s Who Legal: Trademarks 2020; Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2019; 2019 Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners; World IP Review (WIPR) Leaders 2019 - Trademarks and Patents Guide; Who's Who Legal: Canada 2019; 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; Co-chairs 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.