Karen MacDonald's practice covers litigation in all areas of intellectual property, including patents, trade-marks, copyright, industrial designs and confidential information. She has appeared before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and has extensive experience in advising clients on IP litigation strategies, conducting discoveries and cross-examinations, as well as preparing and presenting arguments to the court. She also has in-depth experience in preparing written documents such as pleadings, arguments, and cease and desist letters, as well as with conducting negotiations with opposing counsel. Ms. MacDonald also has extensive experience in the field of anti-counterfeiting enforcement work. She 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 and software development. Trade-mark prosecution is another significant element of Ms. MacDonald's practice. She regularly files applications, prepares responses to office actions, and appears before the Trade-marks Opposition Board and in section 45 proceedings.