Catherine M. Dennis Brooks

Partner | Toronto

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Catherine Dennis Brooks is a Partner and Registered Canadian Trademark Agent with a practice in intellectual property law and marketing and advertising law. She specializes in all aspects of trademark and copyright law.

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Miller Thomson ranked one of Canada’s leading trademark firms by World Trademark Review

Miller Thomson is proud to be ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in the 2018 edition of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. With 12 offices – and close to 550 lawyers – across the...

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Three Miller Thomson lawyers appointed to INTA committees for the 2018/2019 term

Miller Thomson’s Lonnie Brodkin-Schneider, Catherine Dennis Brooks and David Schnurr have recently been appointed to International Trademark Association (INTA) committees for the 2018/2019 term. Catherine Dennis Brooks is appointed to the Public Information Committee, which creates and maintains material on...

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Miller Thomson ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in WTR 1000 2017

Miller Thomson is pleased to be ranked among Canada’s leading trademark firms in the 2017 edition of The World Trademark Review (WTR) annual guide, WTR 1000. In its review, WTR praises Miller Thomson’s coast-to-coast coverage via a network of 11 Canadian offices and...

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Miller Thomson joins Lexis Practice Advisor

Nine Miller Thomson lawyers have partnered as contributors to Lexis Practice Advisor Canada, an online resource for lawyers that packages current how-to expertise in dealing with transactions, from the routine to the most complex. Recently launched by LexisNexis Canada, the...

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Catherine M. Dennis Brooks speaks at the Ontario Bar Association Advertising and Marketing Law seminar

Catherine M. Dennis Brooks speaks at the Ontario Bar Association Advertising and Marketing Law seminar on the topic of “Making the Most of User-Generated Content”. What are the right and wrong ways to ask for submissions? Managing the risks and...

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Jennifer Babe and Catherine Dennis Brooks present at the Compliance Officers’ Networking Meeting hosted by the Portfolio Managers Association of Canada (PMAC). Jennifer will present on : Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation-Recent Violations and Next Phase, while Catherine will address Marketing Materials: A Discussion on Trademark & Copyright Legislation and Essentials for CCOs.

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Advertising Law and the Digital Economy

The Marketing, Advertising and Product Compliance Group hosts an informative morning program designed to help advertising industry professionals keep up with the changing demands of digital and social when developing compliant marketing and advertising initiatives.   Group leader Catherine Bate will...

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Marketing and Advertising Seminar – Waterloo

A One-Stop Marketing & Advertising Law Workshop Regulatory enforcement with respect to various marketing practices is on the rise. Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy and holding companies accountable, too. For the sake of both your bottom line and brand reputation,...

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Marketing & Advertising Seminar – Toronto

Catherine Bate, Kelly Harris, Catherine Dennis Brooks and Janet Feasby of Advertising Standards Canada present A One-Stop Marketing & Advertising Law Workshop. Regulatory enforcement with respect to various marketing practices is on the rise. Consumers are becoming increasingly savvy and holding...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary presentation of Morning Recess, entitled “Official Mark Protection for School Boards – The Better Way to Trademark”, an informative 45-minute webinar, addressing the benefits of seeking to register school board trademarks as Official Marks. We review...

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What You Need to Know About Owning Your Intellectual Property

Miller Thomson and Canada’s Association of IT Professionals host a seminar. Highlights include: Learn from real life examples of problems companies have encountered when they think they own their copyrights, trademarks and patents Understand proper written IP assignments, waivers and...

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Canada’s Proposed New Trademark Regulations Released for Comment

On June 19, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) released its draft Regulations under Canada’s new Trademarks Act, which received Royal Assent in 2014, but is not yet in force.  A link to the draft Trademark Regulations is available...

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Draft Regulations Relating to Signage in Quebec and French Language

On May 4, 2016, the Quebec government followed through on its plan to amend the Charter of the French Language (the “Charter”), publishing draft regulations which require the sufficient presence of French when a trademark in a language other than...

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Draft Regulations Relating to Signage in Quebec and French Language

On May 4, 2016, the Quebec government followed through on its plan to amend the Charter of the French Language (the “Charter”), publishing draft regulations which require the sufficient presence of French when a trademark in a language other than...

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“Official Mark” Protection for School Boards

School boards in Ontario are facing new pressures as a result of declining enrolment and decreases in funding, competition for students from private speciality schools and scrutiny by much more informed and sophisticated local communities.  In response to these pressures,...

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Significant Changes to Canada’s Trademark Regime: What you Need to Know

The Canadian government has made changes that will impact almost every aspect of trademark practice in Canada. These changes are contained in two pieces of legislation, Bill C-31 and the Combatting Counterfeit Products Act. The changes make it important to...

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Catherine Dennis Books authors Canadian chapter of trademarks guide

International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks

Catherine Dennis Brooks, a partner in Miller Thomson’s Intellectual Property Group, has authored the Canadian Chapter in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

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The International Comparative Legal Guide to Intellectual Property

Global Legal Group Ltd.

Chapter on Canada in the 4th edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Intellectual Property.

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Registered Trademarks on Signage in the Province of Quebec

International Trademark Association Bulletin

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Federal Court of Canada Rules on Availability of Trademark and Copyright Protection for Metatags

International Trademark Association Bulletin

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Intellectual Property Forum: Current Developments – Canada

Journal of The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc.

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