Stephanie Chong is a partner with Hoffer Adler LLP and practises exclusively in intellectual property law, with an emphasis on trademark acquisition, management, licensing, and strategy. She also represents clients in contentious proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board and the Federal Court. Stephanie received her law degree from the University of British Columbia and obtained her Masters degree in IP Law from Osgoode Hall. She frequently speaks and writes on IP topics, and her papers have been published in national and international journals. Stephanie is the Immediate Past President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), which is the country’s leading association for IP professionals, and is the first racialized person to have served as IPIC President in the 95-year history of the organization. Stephanie is also an active member of the International Trademark Association and has served as a past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National IP Section. Stephanie has been recognized as a Global Leader by World Trademark Review 1000 and is listed in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.