As a Canadian lawyer (Ontario, Québec) and Registered Patent/Trademark Agent, Andrea works with owners of global brands and technology. Recipient of awards from The Law Society of Ontario, Department of Justice (Canada) and McGill University. Andrea chairs ALAI Toronto, and previously served as chair of the Law Society IP Specialist Certification Committee and IP Year in Review, President Canadian Technion Society (Toronto Chapter) and Technion International Board of Governors, as advisory board member, Stanford University, Program on Law Science and Technology, appointee to the Canadian federal government Information Highway Commission (Copyright Subcommittee), NAFTA SAGIT (business services), Expert Committee on Domain Names and McGill University Senate; and as Editorial Board member of the INTA Trademark Reporter, CSUSA Journal and McGill Law Journal. In the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, and Copyright Board, Andrea has appeared as lead counsel. Andrea taught intellectual property at Osgoode Hall (LLM program on ecommerce) at OCAD University (the Business of Intellectual Property) and speaks frequently on overlapping intellectual property rights, sound mark design and intellectual property rights management. BMus, LMus, BCL, LLB (McGill), LLM (Ottawa).
Year Called to the Bar:
1985 (ON); 1986 (QC)