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Cassels Welcomes Karen MacDonald to our National Intellectual Property Group!


Cassels is proud to announce that Karen MacDonald has joined the firm in our Vancouver office as a partner, expanding our national Intellectual Property practice.

Karen is one of Canada’s top intellectual property lawyers. She brings extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, and confidential information. She also has significant expertise in anti-counterfeiting enforcement work and trademark prosecution.

Karen is heavily involved with developing and implementing anti-counterfeiting enforcement programs in Canada for major brand owners worldwide, operating in fields such as luxury goods, apparel, certification marks, and software development. She has also represented rights holders in numerous precedent-setting decisions in the field.

Karen is also a registered trademark agent and patent agent who has worked with clients ranging from small companies to large multinational corporations operating both in Canada and internationally. Her work has garnered recognition by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Lexpert, The Legal 500, Managing IP, and the WTR 1000, in which she enjoys individual rankings in three separate categories (anti-counterfeiting, enforcement, and prosecution).

Says Casey Chisick, Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group: “Karen’s breadth of experience and deep expertise make her the perfect choice to expand our intellectual property practice into Western Canada. Her decision to join Cassels solidifies our position among the top IP firms in the country, from coast to coast.”

We are thrilled to welcome Karen to our team. Learn more about Karen here.