Jennifer E. McKay


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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • Design Registration
  • Industrial Designs
  • Integrated Circuit Topographies
  • Licensing
  • Life Sciences
  • Patents
  • Plant Breeders' Rights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trade-marks
  • Validity & Infringement Searches & Opinions
University St. Francis Xavier University, B.Sc., 1988
Law SchoolUniversity of Moncton, LL.B., 1991
Admitted1993, Ontario

•Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) - Trade-marks Office Joint Liaison Committee
•International Trade-mark Association (INTA) - Trade-mark Reporter
•Canadian Bar Association


As part of the Intellectual Property Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall, Jennifer's expertise dealing with both national and international trade-mark portfolios make her an asset to the firm's team. Jennifer is one of our patent and trade-mark lawyers in Ottawa with an expertise in the area of intellectual property law. Her extensive experience includes registration, licensing, opposition, litigation, availability opinions, transfers, domain names and summary cancellation proceedings.

Jennifer's professional background includes working with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office where she was actively involved with the development of trade-mark policy and practice. She also assisted in training examiners and represented Canada at several World Intellectual Property Organization meetings relating to domain names and trade-mark licensing issues.

For a number of years, Jennifer was an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and is currently an active member of a number of INTA and IPIC committees involved with the development of trade-mark legislation and practice.


• Why you should register your Buisness Name as a Trademark, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website,, September 29, 2015.
• Big Changes Coming to Canadian Trade-mark Law, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website,, November 18, 2014.
• Retailers Win Round One in Quebec Signage Battle, Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website,, June 2014.

Community Involvement

•Chair, H'Art Ottawa


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Why You Should Register Your Business Name as a Trademark
Jennifer E. McKay, October 16, 2015
Building a brand takes time, effort, and resources. Business owners know how important their business assets are but some fail to recognize until it is too late that their most significant assets are their intangible assets or intellectual property. A trademark is a type of intellectual property...
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Jennifer E. McKay

1400-340 Albert Street
OttawaON K1R 0A5

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