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Janine MacNeil

Janine A. MacNeil

Trademark Agent | Associate Fasken
Brands are key assets of any business distinguishing products and services between competitors and generating goodwill and value.
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver

Janine MacNeil is an experienced Trademark Agent in Vancouver and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group. Start-ups and major companies in Canada and abroad seek her out for her in-depth knowledge of the law of trademarks.


Representing clients from across a broad spectrum of industries, Janine works with companies in clothing and footwear, wineries and breweries, food products, entertainment, paint, outdoor advertising, and marketing and advertising agencies.


Her experience covers all stages of the trademark life cycle and primarily consists of procurement, oppositions and cancellation proceedings, management, strategic counselling and enforcement for domestic and international clientele.


Janine routinely prepares and prosecutes trademark applications, prepares opinions on availability, registrability and validity, collaborates on infringement issues, and assists with trademark portfolio management. She also sets up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks both in-house and externally.


Janine also advises clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks, including; assisting with license agreements, negotiating international co-existence agreements, conducting intellectual property asset audits, and the preparation and implementation of due diligence investigations.

  • Recognized nationwide in Canada as leading trademark professional, World Trademark Review 2020 to 2021
Date Client


  • Registered Trademark Agent Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Course, The Trademarks Practitioner, Advanced Course McGill University
  • Course, Understanding Trademarks McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Associate Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, Patent and Trademark Association of British Columbia
  • Committee Member, International Trademark Association:
    • Indigenous Rights Committee (2020-2021)
  • Committee Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada:
    • Trademark Practice Committee (2015 - 2017), (2017 - 2019) and (2019 - 2021)
  • Former Committee Member, International Trademark Association:
    • Trademark Practice Committee (2015 - 2017) and (2018 - 2019)
    • Amicus Brief Committee (2012 - 2013) and (2014 - 2015)
  • Former Committee Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada:
    • Non-Lawyer Trademark Agent Network Committee (2013 - 2015), (2015 - 2017), and (2018 - 2019)
    • Trademark Agent Training Course Committee (2015 - 2017) and (2017 - 2019)
    • IP Paraprofessional Advisory Committee Member (2017 - 2019)
    • The Basics of Law Committee (2011 - 2013) and (2014 - 2015)
    • Editorial Board (CIPR) Committee (2011 - 2013)
    • Membership & Information Committee (2011 - 2013)
    • Young Practitioners Committee (2011 - 2013)
Speaker Key Changes to Canadian Trademark Law Fasken Symposium 2019 location location Vancouver, BC
2017 INTA Annual Meeting location location Barcelona
Amendments to the Current Trademarks Act - Patent Update location location Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel


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