Karen F MacDonald

WTR Research

The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise

Gold - Individuals: Anti-Counterfeiting

Silver - Individuals: enforcement

Bronze - Individuals: prosecution

Ascending into the silver tier this year, Cassels Brock & Blackwell has been diligently working to grow its trademark team, and recently welcomed some familiar faces into the fold in the form of Jennifer McKenzieKaren MacDonald, and Mark Davis. McKenzie joined the team in October 2021 from Bereskin & Parr and is a regulatory, advertising, and market law expert, who delivers sage counsel to brands in the Canadian market. She manages international portfolios for a diverse range of Canadian clientele and inbound work for international clients. Former Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers MacDonald and Davis also bring with them solid trademark expertise. MacDonald earns high praise from her patrons: “When dealing with hundreds of brands, we need counsel that is responsive, organised, and practical. Karen is all of that and more. She provides an exemplary service and is constantly ready to modify internal procedures to meet our demands.” Davis has been defending Canadian Tire Corporation against NOCO’s infringement claims regarding the MOTOMASTER 600A and 1200A jump starters. He works closely with new colleagues Alison HaymanSteven Kennedy and Stephen Selznick to represent the company in trademark, copyright, and litigation matters. Co-chair of the IP group and head of the trademark department, Hayman leads by example. “Alison is proactive, strategic, and she understands and accomplishes the business goals of her clients.” “Seasoned trademark litigator Steven is well known in IP circles for his skill and experience.” Selznick, who stands out for his business-savvy approach and wide-ranging expertise, has been handling almost two dozen matters for Air Miles International Trading.

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