Amalia Berg is a partner and heads the Intellectual Property ("IP") Group at Goodmans. Amalia practices exclusively in the areas of IP and technology law with an emphasis on trade-marks, copyright and confidential information. Her practice encompasses all aspects of client counselling and portfolio management including trade-mark clearance and prosecution, both domestic and abroad, opinion work, opposition and cancellation proceedings, enforcement, transactional work involving intellectual property, licensing, and domain name and e-commerce issues. She also advises on franchising matters, including licensing and disclosure law requirements.
After completing law school, Amalia clerked for the late Honourable Mr. Justice MacGuigan of the Federal Court of Appeal in Ottawa. She was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1990. She is also a registered trade-mark agent. Prior to joining Goodmans, Amalia was a partner and member of the Executive Committee of an IP boutique firm in Toronto.
Amalia is an active member of numerous professional organizations and sits on committees of several organizations dealing with IP law. Amalia is currently Chair of the Canadian Roundtable Subcommittees of the International Trademark Association's Programs Committee. She is also a former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association's National Intellectual Property Section and former Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Information Technology/E-Commerce Section. She is a previous member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association's Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Toronto Chapter. From 1999 to 2008, Amalia was Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada's Trademark Legislation Committee. In addition, Amalia is a regular speaker at Canadian and foreign conferences dealing with intellectual property issues.
American Bar Association (ABA) - IPL Section
American Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association, Member, Professional Programs Committee & Trademark Law Committee (AIPLA)
Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
Women's Law Association of Ontario (WLAO)