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.