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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Life Sciences
  • Patents
  • Healthcare Intellectual Property Protection and Commercialization
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 613.369.4783
Fax: 613.230.8842
http://www.blg.com/en/ourpeople/saunders-chantal
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/chantal-saunders/10/6b8/723
 
University Queen's University, B.Sc., Hons., 1997
 
Law SchoolDalhousie University, LL.B., 2001
 
Admitted2002, Ontario; registered Patent Agent
 
Memberships 

Professional Involvement

•Member, Canadian Bar Association; Chair, Newsletter Committee, National Intellectual Property Section
•Member, County of Carleton Law Association
•Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Litigation Committee
•Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
•Member, American Bar Association

 
Biography

Chantal Saunders specializes in intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation and particularly pharmaceutical litigation under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. She is a lawyer and registered patent agent in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Her practice also involves copyright and trademark infringement litigation, and Access to Information Act matters. She has appeared before the Federal Courts on patent, trademark and copyright matters. Chantal also advises clients with respect to data protection, and issues arising in respect of the Patent Register, and the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

Publications & Presentations

Chantal is a frequent blogger on the “ BLG Not-for-Profit and Charity Law in Canada Blog ”. This Blog is intended to be of value to anyone in Canada who has any involvement with Not-For-Profit Organizations or Charities.
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•Contributing Author and Co-Editor, BLG's Intellectual Property Weekly Abstracts Bulletin.
•Co-Author, Court Guidance Needed Under Sound Prediction Doctrine, Drug Development & Outsourcing Guide 2015, Contact Canada (with Beverley Moore).
•Author, Examinations for Discovery, Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies, Carswell, 2003-present (with Kevin LaRoche; 2012 supplement).
•Co- Author, Sound Prediction in Canada: The Promise is Still Important, Drug Development & Outsourcing Guide 2014, Contact Canada (with Beverley Moore).
•Author, Changing Standards Re Patent Utility Problematic for Industry, Drug Development & Outsourcing Guide 2012, Contact Canada.
•Contributing Editor, Canadian Food and Drug Legislation & Commentary, 2012 Edition, LexisNexis Canada, 2011.
•Author, Sufficiency of Disclosure and Sound Prediction Requirements in Canada, IPO Committee Newsletter, August 2011 (with Beverley Moore).
•Author, The Canadian Biotechnology Public Policy Agenda, Biotechnology Focus, September 2011 (with Beverley Moore and Jeffrey Graham).
•Contributing Author, Life Sciences & Chemical Patent Practice in Canada: A Practical Guide, 3rd edition, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 2011, available free of charge at www.blgbooks.com.

Rankings & Recognitions

•S elected by peers for inclusion in the 2016 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Intellectual Property Law).
•Recognized in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Intellectual Property).

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Appeared before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Acting as counsel for innovator companies in proceedings brought pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Acting as counsel in patent infringement and patent impeachment actions. Acting as counsel in trademark infringement and expungement proceedings. Acting as counsel in a copyright infringement action. Acting as counsel for innovator companies in judicial review proceedings relating to listing of patents on the Patent Register. Advising clients with respect to data protection, listing patents on the Patent Register and reporting patents to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.
 
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Venngo Inc. v. Concierge Connection Inc. (Perkopolis, Morgan C. Marlowe and Richard Thomas Joynt), 2015 FC 1338
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders, February 1, 2016
In this action for trademark infringement, Venngo alleged that Concierge and its directors infringed its rights in a family of registered Canadian trademarks ending in "PERKS", by using the registered trademark "PERKOPOLIS", pursuant to sections 19 and 20 of the Trade-marks Act....

Import Ban Quashed, and Health Canada Ordered to Retract Its Statements re Same
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders, February 1, 2016
Apotex et al brought a judicial review of the Minister of Health's (the Minister) decision to impose an import ban on products from two of Apotex' manufacturing facilities in India in September 2014. The Federal Court ordered that the import ban be quashed, and that the Minister and Health Canada...

Appeal Dismissed; Use of Trademarks in Metatags in this Case Found Not to Be Copyright or Trademark Infringement
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders, January 28, 2016
The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) dismissed an appeal from a trial decision finding that there was no copyright in Appellant's metatags and therefore, no copyright infringement. The trial judge also found that the use of the Appellant's trademarks in the Defendant's metatags did not constitute...

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Chantal Saunders

100 Queen Street, Suite 1100
OttawaON K1P 1J9




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