Paula Clancy

Managing Attorney at Clancy PC

Paula Clancy is the founder and managing attorney of Clancy PC, a boutique IP law firm based in Ottawa, Canada. Ms Clancy is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in intellectual property (trademarks), with recognised expertise in all areas of trademark procurement, licencing, strategic planning and global portfolio management. With over 25 years’ experience as a corporate/commercial and trademark lawyer, Ms Clancy’s background in both business and IP law is an asset to her clients.

Ms Clancy serves on the Executive Board of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Canada. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) for the 2018-2020 term and is currently the chair of IPIC’s Indigenous IP Advisory Group. She is the past chair of INTA’s Public Information Committee, as well as INTA’s North America Global Advisory Council. Ms Clancy is a frequent lecturer and has been on the IPIC/McGill Faculty of Continuing Education for several years.

Ms Clancy was awarded the Ottawa Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, an award that recognises an elite group of business leaders in the community. She also won the Distinctive Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2017 and was a finalist for the Women’s’ Business Network Businesswoman of the Year Award. Ms Clancy is also a member of the Ottawa Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organisation, a global peer advisory organisation connecting top woman entrepreneurs who own multimillion-dollar companies across the world.

Given Ms Clancy’s vast knowledge and involvement within the trademark community, she was invited to author AIPPI’s Canadian chapter for the book Genuine Use published by Walter Kluwers. She has also published the Canadian chapter for online publication Getting the Deal Through, summarising fundamental aspects of Canadian trademark law. Ms Clancy has recently been invited to author a chapter on intellectual property for O’Briens, a Thompson Reuters publication.

The 2021 edition of WTR 1000 recognises Ms Clancy’s outstanding depth of expertise as a trademark practitioner for the 11th consecutive year.

Professional associations

  • INTA

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Clancy PC
Suite 201
28 Deakin Street
Ottawa ON K2E 8B7

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