Chantal Saunders

Partner

Ottawa
CSaunders@blg.com
613.369.4783

Chantal specializes in intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation, particularly pharmaceutical litigation under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Her practice involves copyright and trademark infringement litigation, and Access to Information Act matters.

She has appeared before the Federal Courts on patent, trademark and copyright matters.

Chantal also advises clients on data protection, and issues related to the Patent Register and the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

She is a lawyer and registered patent agent.

Experience

  • Counsel for innovator companies in proceedings brought pursuant to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.
  • Counsel in patent infringement and patent impeachment actions.
  • Counsel in trademark infringement and expungement proceedings.
  • Counsel in copyright infringement proceedings.
  • Counsel for innovator companies in judicial review proceedings relating to listing of patents on the Patent Register.
  • Advising clients with respect to data protection, listing patents on the Patent Register and reporting patents to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association; Chair, Newsletter Committee, National Intellectual
  • Member, County of Carleton Law Association
  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Litigation Committee
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPs)
  • Member, Federal Court IP Users Committee

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Intellectual Property Law)
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Intellectual Property)
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars (Patent, Trademark)
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2016) of Intellectual Asset Magazine's (IAM) Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals (Patent Litigation)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2002
  • LLB, Dalhousie University, 2001
  • BSc. (Hons.), Queen's University, 1997