Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae of Janet M.Fuhrer

(Updated as of October 1, 2012)

Business Address & Contact

Ridout & Maybee LLP
100 Murray Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ONK1N 0A1

Tel.:613.236.8804 (Direct)
Cell:613.866.8804  
BB:613.769.3140 
Fax:613.236.2485
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Education & Qualifications

2004  Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Trade-mark/Copyright), Law Society of Upper Canada

2001 - 2003 York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
- LL.M. in e-Business

1987 Called to Bar of Ontario
- Registered Trade-mark Agent

1982 - 1985 Queen's University, Faculty of Law
- LL.B.

1980 - 1982 University of Toronto, Trinity College

Scholastic Achievements

1984 - 1985 Borden & Elliot Prize in Evidence

1979 - 1980 Ontario Scholar
-J.W. Billes University of Toronto Admission Scholarship

Work Experience

 1998 - present Ridout & Maybee LLP, Partner

-Practice – trade-mark and copyright matters, pre-clearance of trade-marks, trade-names and domain names, preparing, filing and processing of trade-mark and copyright applications, representing clients in trade-mark opposition and cancellation proceedings and trade-mark and copyright litigation, strategies for maintenance and protection of intellectual property, licensing, due diligence and securitization of intellectual property, confidential disclosure agreements, trade secrets and privacy issues
-Past member of firm’s Executive Committee (2000-2002; 2004 - 2006)
-Chair of partnership meetings
-Member of Risk Management and Tariff Committees
-Mentor

1991 - 1998 Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (formerly Fraser & Beatty), Partner (1995 - 1998)

-Member of Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group
-Practice – similar work experience as described under Ridout & Maybee LLP.

1987 - 1991 Bereskin & Parr LLP (formerly Rogers, Bereskin & Parr)
-Practice – similar work experience as described under Ridout & Maybee LLP. 

1985 - 1986 Fasken Martineau Dumoulin (formerly Fasken Campbell Godfrey, formerly Campbell, Godfrey & Lewtas)
- Student-at-law

 Memberships and Leadership Roles

 County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
- Member

Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)
- Intellectual Property Law Specialist Certification Committee (1998-2007); Past Chair (2007)
- Self Assessment Tool – Tool and Policy Development Team (2003)

Canadian Bar Association (CBA) (Member since July 1, 1985)
- Professional Development Committee, Chair (2012 - )
- National Sections Council Executive (2002-2009), Past Chair
     Board of Directors, NSC Representative (2005-2007)
     Finance Committee, NSC Representative (2005-2007)
     Council Member (2000-2001; 2005-2007)
     CBA Nominating Committee, NSC Representative
     CBA CLE (now PD) Committee, NSC Representative (2001-2002)
- National IP Section Executive (1997 - 2002), Past Chair
- Continuing Legal Education Subcommittee of National Intellectual Property Section (1994 - 1997), Past Chair

Ontario Bar Association
- Strategic Planning Committee (2007 - 2010), Past Chair
- Membership Committee, Member (2010 - )
- Council Member (2010 - )
- Mentorship Program, Mentor (2009 - )

Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow and Past President

- IPIC Councillor (2002-2004)
- Treasurer (2007 – 2008); Sectretary (2008 – 2009); Vice-president (2009-2010); President (2010-2011)
- Nominating Committee (2011 - ), Past Chair
- Membership Committee, Founder and Chair (2004 - 2007)
- Forums & Seminars Committee (1999 – 2002), Past Chair
- Advanced Trade-marks II course co-sponsored by McGill University and IPIC
- Assistant Director (1998) and Director (1999)
- Trade-mark Agents Examination Board (1995-1998), Past Chair
- Ottawa Informals Group (1991-1995), Past Chair

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
- Trademark Internet Committee, Vice-Chair (2012 - )
- Trademark Treaties and International Law (2007-2011), Past Chair
- Mentoring Program, Mentor (2007 - )

International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Membership Services Committee, Law Firm Subcommittee, Member (2007 - 2009)
- Law Firm Committee, Member (2009 - )
- Information Resources Committee, Member Client Education Subcommittee (2005 – 2007), Past Chair
- Trademark Administrators Conference 2002 Project Team

Carswell’s Canadian Patent Reporter (CPR)
- Member of Editorial Board (2009 - 2010, 2011 - )

Professional Recognition

- 2011 Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook
- Chambers Global Guide 2012
- Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012: Leading Practitioners
- WTR 1000 2012: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals; WTR 1000 2013 (Gold Level: Prosecution and Strategy)

Interests

Running (completed first 10K race on May 26, 2012 as part of Tamarak Homes Ottawa Race Weekend), Reading, Golf and Baking