Andrea Rush
Andrea Rush
Partner at Blaney McMurtry LLP
(416) 593-2951
(416) 594-2446
2 Queen St E, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1985 (ON); 1986 (QC)
As a specialist in IP advocacy, clearance and registration, Andrea represents domestic and foreign companies of all sizes before IP Boards. Andrea is a Registered Patent Agent (technical background: biology, law and computer software), a Registered Trademark Agent and a Specialist in Copyright Law. Andrea has experience appearing before the Copyright Board and has led interventions to the SCC. Andrea advises owners, users, counsel and insurers on Canadian law, as a member of the Ontario and Québec Bars, (English and French) with an eye to US law (as a member of the Massachusetts Bar, completed New York State Law Exam). Cross-border analysis has proved helpful due to the “here and there” aspects of digital commerce. Andrea has chaired the IP Law Specialist Certification Board of the LSO, and lectured at Stanford University, McGill University, U of T, Osgoode Hall (LLM Program on e-commerce) and OCAD University. Government appointments include a Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade. BMus, LMus, BCL, LLB, LLM, post-graduate certificates in Corporate Finance (Osgoode) and Mediation (Windsor). Ranked in Chambers, Best Lawyers in Canada, Expert Guides. Duff Rinfret Scholar (Department of Justice, Canada), various scholarships received at McGill, LSO award for CPD.
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