Clara Chow

Senior Associate

Montréal
CChow@blg.com
514.954.3178

Clara Chow is a fully bilingual lawyer and trademark agent, and a member of BLG’s specialized Business Law group.

Clara regularly conducts thorough analysis and drafting of various commercial agreements including service contracts and licensing agreements and advises her clients on IP related issues arising in transactions. Clara is often called upon to do research and prepare opinions on regulatory commercial matters, including advertising and marketing practices (websites, online and mobile sales, online protection, etc.), labeling and packaging, consumer products as well as Charter of the French Language.

Clara has developed an expertise in securing our clients' trademark protection, domestically and internationally, and advising on exploitation and infringement of trademarks. She prepares and prosecutes trademark applications and prepares opinions on availability, registrability, validity and infringement. She also counsels clients on copyright registration and protection, as well as other intellectual property disputes. In addition to providing strategic counsel and support on the essential foundation of trademark matters in Canada, Clara also manages complex opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Experience

  • Elanco Animal Health Incorporated - sale of its Victoria, Prince Edward Island (PEI) aqua research and development facility to The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada
  • Revision Military (now Galvion) - sale of its protective eyewear business to ASGARD Partners & Co., a private investment firm based in New York.
  • BDC Capital – investment in FlyScan Systems Inc.
  • FCG Acquisition’ Inc. acquisition of shares of Tri-Canada Industries Ltd.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Barreau du Québec
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montréal
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)

Community Involvement

  • ​Organizing committee of the Juritour (in collaboration with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, division Québec)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2015
  • JD, Université de Sherbrooke, 2014
  • LLL (cum laude), University of Ottawa, 2013