Charlene also advises product manufacturers, importers and retailers on product regulatory compliance matters and consumer product safety issues, including the reporting obligations under the Canada Consumer Product and Safety Act (CCPSA) and various labelling and packaging requirements for products sold in Canada, and facilitates cross-border consumer product regulatory investigations and product recalls. Charlene assists clients in combating counterfeit products, using various strategies that may include civil litigation and enlisting the assistance of governmental authorities. Charlene also advises clients on a wide variety of commercial agreements, including licenses, supply agreements and releases and warranties.
Charlene studied Chemistry and English Literature at the University of Calgary before earning her Juris Doctorate at the University of Toronto in 2009. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 2014 and the Ontario Bar in 2010. Charlene joined the firm's Calgary office in November 2013, after practicing at a national firm in Toronto.
Honours and Awards
Gowlings Prize in Innovation Law and Policy University of Toronto 2009
New Weapons to Combat Counterfeit Products The Medium February 2014
Three Powerful Tools to Combat the Counterfeits - Bill - C56 To Give Trademark and Copyright Owners New Weapons May 2013
Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Federal Court of Appeal Ruling - ISPs Are Not Broadcasting Undertakings under the Broadcasting Act May 2012
Peaceful Co-Existence Going Down The Drain November 2011
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) Member 2010-Present
Canadian Bar Association Member 2010-Present
Ontario Bar Association Member 2010-Present
The Advocates Society Member 2012-Present
Toronto Intellectual Property Group Member 2010-2013