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Wynnie Chan is a partner, lawyer and registered trademark agent with Bereskin & Parr LLP. Her practice focuses on trademarks, licensing and related litigation, in addition to copyright & digital media, marketing and advertising law.
Wynnie advises clients across different industries in trademark strategy, protection and enforcement. She has over 15 years of experience in managing global trademark portfolios, clearing brands, prosecuting trademarks and assisting with opposition, cancellation and infringement proceedings. Wynnie also counsels clients on copyright, new media and domain name matters including filing CDRP and UDRP complaints with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO).
As co-leader of her firm's Regulatory, Advertising & Marketing/ Privacy group, Wynnie oversees and partakes in the legal review of offline and online advertising, promotions, contests, sweepstakes and claim substantiation. She provides regulatory compliance and competition law advice for clients in a wide range of industries that span from consumer prepackaged goods and cannabis, to medical devices and food and beverage.
Before her career with Bereskin & Parr, Wynnie assisted a major fashion brand in New York to combat counterfeiting on the streets and online, and had a previous career in high technology marketing where she oversaw different product launches in California and Taiwan. She frequently gives entrepreneurs and startups practical advice to build and protect their brands, and develop a global trademark strategy.
Wynnie is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Internet Committee and is a member of the Canadian and American Bar Associations.
American Bar Association (ABA) Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Associate Law Society of Ontario (LSO)