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Janet M. Fuhrer

Ridout & Maybee

Ottawa, ON, CAN


Janet Fuhrer is a partner of Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm's Ottawa office. Janet’s practice focuses on trademark and copyright matters, particularly in the areas of pre-clearance searching, drafting and processing of trademark applications, representing clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, and related litigation. She also provides advice on due diligence in transactions involving intellectual property and on strategies for the licensing, maintenance and protection of intellectual property.

Janet has been granted the Certified Specialist designation in Intellectual Property (Trademark/Copyright) Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and previously chaired the Intellectual Property Specialist Certification Committee.

She is involved in numerous professional activities, and is a frequent speaker and moderator at various IP conferences and meetings.

Education & Qualifications

LL.B., 1985, Queen's University
LL.M. (e-Business), 2003, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario, 1987
Registered Trademark Agent, Canada, 1987
Certified Specialist (Intellectual Property Law: Trademarks/Copyright), Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004

Professional Activities

Canadian Bar Association (CBA), First Vice-President
Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Strategic Planning Committee, Past Chair
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Past President
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Trademark Internet Committee, Chair
International Trademark Association (INTA), member of Related Rights Committee - Indigenous Rights Subcommittee
Trademark Agents Examination Board, Past Chair

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