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Janet M. Fuhrer

Partner
Called to the bar: 1987 (ON)
Suite 601
11 Holland Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4S1
Phone: 613-236-8804
Fax: 613-236-2485
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Areas of PracticeTrademarks; Copyright; Trade Secrets; Licensing; Intellectual Property Litigation; Mediation; Arbitration; Information Technology Law; Advertising & Marketing Law
Education1980-1982, University of Toronto, Trinity College; LL.B., 1985, Queen's University; LL.M. (e-Business), 2003, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School; Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario, Canada, 1987; Registered Trade-mark Agent, Canada, 1987; Certified Specialist (Intellectual Property Law: Trade-marks/Copyright), Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004
MembershipsIntellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC); Canadian Bar Association (CBA); National Sections Council Executive; Ontario Bar Association (OBA); Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), Intellectual Property Specialist Certification Committee; American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); International Trademark Association (INTA); Member of Editorial Board of Carswell's Canadian Patent Reporter (CPR); Trademark Agents Examination Board.
ProfileJanet Fuhrer is a partner of Ridout & Maybee LLP in the firm's Ottawa office and has served on the firm’s Executive Committee. Janet’s practice focuses on trademark and copyright matters, pre-clearance of trademarks, trade names and domain names, preparing, filing and processing of trademark and copyright applications, representing clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings and trade-mark and copyright litigation. She also provides advice on strategies for the maintenance and protection of intellectual property, licensing, due diligence and securitization of intellectual property, confidential disclosure agreements, trade secrets and privacy issues. Janet has been granted the Certified Specialist designation in Intellectual Property Trademark/Copyright Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and has received numerous professional recognitions. She is involved in numerous professional activities and is a frequent speaker and moderator at various IP conferences and meetings. Janet served as President of the Canadian Bar Association from 2015-2016 and as President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada from 2010-2011. Janet also taught the Trademarks and Unfair Competition course at Queen’s Law in the fall of 2016.
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Honour/AwardsBest Lawyers in Canada: Intellectual Property Law 2017; Best Lawyers in Ontario 2016; Chambers Canada 2015, 2016, 2017; Chambers Global 2014; Chambers Global Guide 2012; Expert Guides: Trademark 2016; Expert Guides: Women in Business Law 2012, 2014; The 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; The 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory; Lexpert Directory Peer Ranked 2013; Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars – 2014, 2016, 2017; Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook 2011; Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – Trademarks; WIPR Leaders 2016, 2017; WTR 1000 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.