- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Life Sciences
- Healthcare Intellectual Property Protection and Commercialization
|University ||Queen's University, B.Sc., Hons., 1997|
|Law School||Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2001|
|Admitted||2002, Ontario; registered Patent Agent|
•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, Emerging Issues Committee and Legislation Committee
•Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
•Member, American Bar Association
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 trade-mark infringement litigation, and Access to Information Act matters. She has appeared before the Federal Courts on patent, trade-mark 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.
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•Contributing Author and Co-Editor, BLG's Intellectual Property Weekly Abstracts Bulletin.
•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.
|Reported Cases||Representative 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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Use of Trademarks in Metatags Found Not to be Copyright or Trademark Infringement
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders, March 24, 2015
The Plaintiff has three registered trademarks: “redtag.ca”, “redtag.ca vacations”, and “Shop. Compare. Payless!! Guaranteed”. The Defendant company was incorporated in 2008, and went online in 2009. The Court noted that the owner of the Plaintiff bought the...
Common Law Trademark Exempt to the Application of the Charter of the French Language
Adrian J. Howard,Beverley Moore,Chantal Saunders, March 13, 2015
A series of anglophone merchants in Quebec were charged with violating the Charter of the French Language. The charges included failing to respect the marked predominance of the French language on bilingual signs, not including French on signs at all, and providing goods and services over the...
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