Donna G White

Partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Donna G White is the managing partner of Osler’s Ottawa office and one of Canada’s leading trademark lawyers. Ms White’s practice focuses on trademark prosecution with a significant emphasis on proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board. Her expertise encompasses international and domestic trademark counselling, licensing, internet and domain name issues, trademark enforcement and product labelling. She regularly counsels clients on international registration and the management of domestic and international portfolios. Ms White is on the editorial board of Internet Law & Business. She is also a former chair of the Trademark Agents Board of Examiners and was a member for many years of the editorial board of the Canadian Patent Reporter.

Ms White is the author of Selecting and Protecting Trademarks: A Practice Guide and has spoken extensively on international and domestic trademark protection at many conferences and seminars.

The clients that Ms White has advised or represented include NBA Properties Inc, Live Nation Worldwide, Bausch & Lomb Inc, ADP Inc, Bloomberg LP, Combe Incorporated, Supreme, Wrangler Apparel Corp and Eddie Bauer Licensing Services LLC, as well as numerous celebrities, entertainers and fashion designers.

Ms White has been recognised in Canadian and worldwide rankings, including:

  • Chambers Canada 2020: Intellectual Property;
  • Chambers Global 2019: Intellectual Property;
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019: repeatedly recommended in the area of intellectual property;
  • Who’s Who Legal 2019: Trademarks;
  • WTR 1000, 2015, 2017-2019: Prosecution and Strategy (Gold Band);
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019: IP law;
  • Managing Intellectual Property 2019: IP Star – Canada;
  • World Intellectual Property Review 2019: recognised leader in IP private practice;
  • Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2019; and
  • Expert Guides 2019: Leading Practitioner – Trademark.

Professional associations

  • CBA
  • INTA
  • IPIC

Sample client list

  • 3M Company
  • Bausch & Lomb Inc
  • Live Nation Worldwide
  • NBA Properties Inc
  • Polo/Ralph Lauren
  • Wrangler Apparel Corp

Firm details

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
340 Albert Street
Suite 1900
Ottawa ON K1R 7Y6

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