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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
Date Client


  • Registered Trade-mark Agent Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • Course, The Trademarks Practitioner, Advanced Course McGill University
  • Course, Understanding Trade-marks McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, IPIC - IP Paraprofessional Advisory Committee member (2017 - 2019)
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Associate Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Member, Patent and Trade-mark Association of British Columbia
  • Committee Member, International Trademark Association:
    • Trademark Practice Committee (2015 - 2017 and 2018 - 2019)
  • Committee Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada:
    • Non-Lawyer Trade-mark Agent Network Committee (2013 - 2015), (2015 - 2017) and (2018 - 2019)
    • Trademark Agent Training Course Committee (2015-2017) and (2017 - 2019)
    • Trademark Practice Committee (2015-2017) and (2017 - 2019)
  • Former Member, International Trademark Association:
    • Amicus Brief Committee (2012 - 2013) and (2014 - 2015)
  • Former Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada:
    • 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)
Article Canada, Keywords and Confusion! Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada, Volume 17, Number 12
Article Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College. Court of Appeal for British Columbia Intellectual Property Magazine
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 Trade-marks Act - Patent Update location location Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel


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