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Susan J. Keri

Susan J. Keri

Bereskin & Parr

Toronto, ON, CAN

Susan J. Keri is a barrister, solicitor, registered trademark agent and partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. She has practiced exclusively in the area of trademark law since her call to the Ontario Bar in 1986. Susan’s practice extends to all areas of trademark law, including clearance and opinion work, prosecution, opposition, cancellation proceedings, domain name issues, licensing, commercial transactions involving trademark assets, and assisting with the acquisition and maintenance of international trademark portfolios. Most of her practice relates to the protection and management of large trademark portfolios for multi-national corporations in all industry sectors, with particular expertise in the pharmaceutical field.

Susan is a frequent speaker on trademark law at various national and international organizations including the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Pharmaceutical Trademark Group (PTMG), and has presented the Trademark Law Year in Review lecture at the Law Society of Upper Canada. She has written extensively in various publications and contributed the Canadian chapter on Pharmaceutical Trademarks in the World Trademark Review Global Guide for the past several years.

Susan is frequently listed as a leading trademark lawyer in Canada and worldwide in various legal publications, the most recent of which include the 2015 World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals; 2014 International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers; 2014 Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Trademark Law Practitioners; and 2014 Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law.

Susan is an active member of numerous organizations involved in trademark law and practice including the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Pharmaceutical Trademark Group and the Canadian Bar Association. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association and currently serves as an editor in its Trademark Reporter Committee.

Susan is fluent in the Hungarian language, and has a sound working knowledge of French.

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