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.

Community Involvement:
•Chair, H'Art Ottawa

• Retailers Win Round One in Quebec Signage Battle , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, , June 2014.


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Retailers Win Round One in Quebec Signage Battle
Jennifer E. McKay, June 17, 2014
French has been the official language of commerce in the province of Quebec since 1977 when Quebec’s Charter of the French Language (“the Charter”) came into force. According to the Charter, French must be given equal or greater prominence to any other language on all public...
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Jennifer E. McKay

1400-340 Albert Street
OttawaON K1R 0A5

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