Counsel and member of BLG’s Intellectual Property Group. A commercial media and branding lawyer and Registered Canadian Trademark Agent. Manages the trademark practice in BLG’s Calgary office, including prosecution, opposition and licensing of trademarks for clients in numerous industries, including cannabis, entertainment and technology. Experienced in the areas of trademarks, copyright, patent licensing, and trade secret protection. Assists clients with brand acquisition, protection and management, Internet and social media law, entertainment, gaming, advertising and sponsorship. Also has expertise in patent licensing, software licensing and development agreements and franchising. A fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition (and since 2010) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (advertising and marketing law, intellectual property law). Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2010) of World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (prosecution and strategy), recognized in Managing Intellectual Property 2018 (and since 2016) IP Stars (trademark prosecution). Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1998 and a Juris Doctor in 2001 from the University of Calgary. Called to the Alberta Bar in 2002.