Managing Attorney at Clancy PC + Brion Raffoul
Paula Clancy is a trademark lawyer and agent with recognised expertise in all areas of trademark procurement, licensing, strategic planning and global portfolio management.
From 2016 to 2017, she served as chair of the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) North American Global Advisory Council. She is currently chair of INTA’s Public Information Committee, as well as the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s International Trademark Issues Committee. She is a member of the Women President’s Organization Ottawa chapter.
Ms Clancy is a lecturer on the entrepreneurship programme at the Sprott School of Business (Carleton University) and is a faculty member of the Ottawa Lead to Win incubator. As an active member of the Ottawa start-up community, Ms Clancy and her team work closely with new and growing companies to develop comprehensive IP procurement strategies.
Ms Clancy has been featured in Getting the Deal Through, summarising the fundamental aspects of Canadian trademark law. She has received the Ottawa Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award, which recognises an elite group of business leaders in the community. She was also nominated for Ottawa’s Businesswoman of the Year award. This year Ms Clancy is featured in Distinctive Women, a national publication which showcases female professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs across Canada, and she won the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Ms Clancy holds a JD from the University of Toronto and obtained her undergraduate degree with distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Nice, France. She is fluent in Spanish and French.