LuAnne Morrow

LuAnne Morrow: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Counsel at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (894 Attorneys)
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

LuAnne Morrow is counsel and regional leader of our Calgary Intellectual Property Group and is as well a commercial media and branding lawyer and registered Canadian trademark agent. She manages the trademark practice in Calgary, including prosecution, opposition and licensing of trademarks for clients in the energy sector and numerous other industries.

LuAnne is particularly experienced in the areas of trademarks, copyright, patent licensing, and trade secret protection, and assists clients with brand acquisition, protection and management, Internet and social media law, entertainment, gaming, advertising and sponsorship. She also has expertise in patent licensing, software licensing and development agreements and franchising.

Community Involvement

•Board and Executive Committee member, Unlocking Potential Foundation
•Board member and Governance Committee Chair, National Music Centre

Publications & Presentations

•Speaker, Cannabis in Canada, MAPLE Business Council, November 2017.
•Speaker, Trademark Law in Canada - Update, Women's Leadership Forum (San Jose, California), November 2017.
•Contributor, Doing Business in Canada, BLG Publications, November 2017.
•Contributor, CASL and Internet Law, Lexis Practice Advisor, November 2017.
•Author, The Potential Impact of Brown v. Canada on Ownership of Intellectual Property by Employers, BLG Publications, May 2016.
•Author, Is the. insurance top level domain part of your company web strategy?, BLG Publications, April 2016.
•Author, . sucks gTLD - Should you protect your brand on this top level domain?, BLG Publications, May 2015.
•Author, Supreme Court Of Canada Finds Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) Invalid, BLG Publications, November 2013.
•Author, Marketing Law News Flashes: Recent Updates and Reminders, BLG Publications, April 2013.
•Speaker, Social Media and Defamation, BLG’s Marketing Law News Flashes Conference, February 2013.

Rankings & Recognitions

•Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2010 to 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Advertising and Marketing Law, Intellectual Property Law).
•Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished 3.6 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.
•Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2010) of World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (Prosecution and Strategy).
•Recognized in the 2014 edition of Managing IP Handbook - (Copyright non-contentious, Trademark, Trademark enforcement and litigation, Trademark licensing, Trademark prosecution, Trademark strategy and counselling).

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Licensing
  • Copyright
  • Advertising, Marketing and Sponsorship Law
  • Franchise Licensing and Distribution
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9577  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
University Attended:
University of Calgary, B.A., Ancient and Medieval History, 1998
Law School Attended:
University of Calgary, J.D., 2001
Year of First admission:
2002, Alberta

Professional Involvement

•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•fellow, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
•Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Domain Name and Trademarks on the Internet and Licensing Committees
•Member, ICANN Intellectual Property Constituency committee
•Member, Licensing Executives Society
•Member, International Trademark Association

Community Involvement

•Board and Executive Committee member, Unlocking Potential Foundation
•Board member and Governance Committee Chair, National Music Centre

Reported Cases:
Representative Work; Conducting trade-mark infringement and domain dispute resolution. Assisting software developers in the negotiation, drafting and review of technology licences and software development agreements. Acting as intellectual property counsel on a large oil sands development project with responsibility for all intellectual property matters including extensive negotiating and drafting of patent licences. Financing transactions for numerous film and television projects, and providing legal advice to production companies in the media industries, including drafting and negotiating all production agreements. Reviewing packaging, labelling and advertising, drafting contest rules. Managing significant public authorities' and educational institutions' trade-mark portfolios, as well as a major amateur sport organization's trade-mark portfolio, brand licensing and protection actions and sponsorship agreements. Preparing franchise disclosure agreements and drafting, negotiating and reviewing franchise and distribution agreements for both franchisors and franchisees. Providing advice to litigation counsel on intellectual property matters, including infringement matters and ownership disputes. Negotiating, drafting and reviewing website and e-commerce-related policies and agreements including email- and Internet-use policies, website-use policies, privacy policies, blog and social networking site disclaimers and e-commerce sales agreements. Providing advice in the area of protection of trade secrets and confidential information and negotiating, drafting and reviewing confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

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Calgary, Alberta

  • Calgary, AB
    Centennial Place, East Tower , 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, AB M5H 3Y4

    403.232.9577 Phone

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