Eve Munro’s practice focuses on intellectual property law, privacy law, licensing, and technology. She has an extensive background in business and commercial law, with more than 30 years of experience. Eve has assisted clients to acquire, protect, exploit, and enforce intellectual property rights in industries including education, high tech, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution in the computer industry, and computer services. She also has clients in the charitable and not-for-profit sector.
Eve's practice includes trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing, and technology acquisitions. She helps her clients understand the value of their IP assets, and advises on brand strategy and protection. She also provides advice on privacy law compliance and Canadian anti-spam law.
Eve is experienced in e-commerce issues and transactions. She advises clients on electronic commerce and Internet-related issues including registration and protection of domain names, contracting on the Internet, website content review, privacy issues, liability, jurisdictional and infringement issues, negotiating and drafting website development agreements, negotiating and drafting Internet service agreements, and preparing terms of service for websites. She advises on due-diligence issues relating to technology acquisitions and financing of technology companies and copyright and trademark issues relating to the Internet. Eve’s information technology practice includes software acquisitions, agreements for software development and distribution, and drafting and negotiating licences in a variety of contexts.
Eve has particular experience in the education industry, including acting for a distance education university and college, British Columbia’s educational television network, online educational service providers, and First Nations schools and educational organizations and in relation to intellectual property issues as they apply to charities and the not-for-profit sector.
Eve has written and spoken frequently in the areas of privacy and intellectual property law and licensing. She also led, over a 12-year period, the Multilaw Intellectual Property and Information Technology international practice group.
Professional achievements & leadership
Registered Trade Mark Agent
“Preparing for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation,” Miller Thomson Seminar, 2014
Co-chair and presenter, Federated Press Managing Privacy Law Compliance Seminar, 2013
“Social Enterprise and a Review of the Proposed Changes to Canada's Anti-Spam Regulations,” Grant Thornton Seminar, 2013
“Getting Ready for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation – Issues for Charities,” Miller Thomson Seminar: Charities Law Update, 2013
“Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation: Bill C-28,” Miller Thomson Seminar, 2011
“Trade-mark Prosecution in Canada,” California State Bar Luncheon Program, 2011
“Intellectual Property in Your Business and Website,” Wix.com meet-up group, 2011
Open Source Software Workshop, Yukon Information Technology and Industry Society and Yukon Technology Innovation Centre, 2010
“Drafting Licensing Agreements,” LES Licensing Boot Camp, 2009
“Internet Law, Latest Development and Strategies,” Insight Information Seminar, 2008
“Copyright Law–New Developments,” IT.CAN Annual Conference, 2007
“Copyright Issues for Trainers,” Vancouver/Lower Mainland Chapter of Canadian Society for Training and Development, 2006
“Doing Business in Canada–Intellectual Property,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2005
“Drafting Licensing Agreements–Risk Management for Licensing,” LES Vancouver Chapter Intellectual Property Licensing Workshop 2005
“B.C.’s New Privacy Sector Privacy Laws,” Miller Thomson Seminar, 2004
“Privacy Law Update,” Miller Thomson Charities and Not-For-Profit Seminar, 2004
“Understanding the Essentials of Major Business Agreements for First Nations’ Initiatives,” The Ninth Annual Aboriginal Business Development Forum, 2004
Charities and Not-for-profit Law Seminar, Intellectual Property and Privacy Issues, Miller Thomson Seminar, 2003
“Patenting Software Inventions,” Mohan Associates Seminar, Bangalore, India, 2001
“Negotiating Licensing Agreements,” Insight Information Co. Seminar, 1998
“Industry Canada Releases New Draft Regulations Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, February 2013
“Deadline Approaching to Block Use of Trademarks by .XXX websites,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, October 2011
“Privacy Law – Meaning of Commercial Purposes Considered,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, November 2006
“Federal Commissioner's Report on Privacy,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, August 2006
“Keeping Your Secrets Secret – Protecting IP,” Counsel to Counsel, 2006
“Trade-Mark Use,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, June 2006
“Privacy Issues for Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, September 2005
“B.C. and Alberta Privacy Update,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, November 2004
“Early Privacy Law Developments for Charities*,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, June 2004
“Application of privacy laws to charitable organizations and not-for-profits,” 2004
“Update on Privacy,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, January 2004
“Application of Privacy Law to National Organizations,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, November 2003
“Copyright in the Voluntary Sector,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, September 2003
“Privacy Law: New Provincial Rules Effective January 1, 2004,” Charities and Not-for-Profit Newsletter, July 2003
“Intellectual property and privacy issues,” 2003
Member, American Bar Association
Member, International Trademark Association
Member, Canadian IT Law Association
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, and Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Member, Patent and Trade Mark Association of British Columbia
Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Member, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Member, Vancouver Women in Film and Video
Bar admissions & education
- British Columbia Bar, 1983
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1982
Eve Munro comments on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation in the March/April 2012 issue of the Mortgage Journal.
Eve Munro, a lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP’s Vancouver office, practicing in the area of intellectual property and information technology, says “The essential requirements [of CASL] are that commercial electronic messages may not be sent unless prior consent has been...
Social Enterprise and a Review of the Proposed Changes to Canada’s Anti-Spam Regulations
Susan Manwaring will be presenting on “Social Enterprise and a Review of the Proposed Changes to Canada’s Anti-Spam Regulations”, at a Grant Thornton client seminar at the following locations and dates: Edmonton on December 3, 2013 Vancouver on December 4,...
Eve Munro is course leader at Federated Press’ conference on “Managing Privacy Compliance”.
Course Highlights: Best practices for designing and implementing a privacy compliance program The latest federal and provincial regulatory developments and enforcement priorities relating to privacy How to prepare a privacy impact assessment Strategies for minimizing the damage to reputation in...
Eve Munro speaks on “Drafting Licensing Agreement: Warranties, Representations, Due Diligence and Allocation of Risk” at the Vancouver LES Licensing Boot Camp 2009.
Eve Munro will speak at Insight’s “Internet Law: Latest Developments and Strategies” Conference, Nov. 13-14, 2008.
The quickly evolving legal challenges of Internet activity require that you stay current. Experts will address: The status of Copyright Reform and trade-marks on the internet Privacy in an internet age – update on extraterritorial conduct and jurisdiction from...
Preparing for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into force on July 1, 2014. Join us for a lunch & learn session outlining what CASL is and what you need to do to become compliant. Click here for full details.
Charities Law Update
Miller Thomson hosts a breakfast seminar covering: Canada’s new anti-spam legislation New CRA rules on political activities for registered charities Update on CRA’s Non-Profit Organization Risk Identification Project BC’s Community Contribution Company legislation – in force July 29, 2013 Location...
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Update
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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Update
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Getting Ready for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – Issues for Charities
Miller Thomson Charities Law Update seminar
Industry Canada Releases New Draft Regulations Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
As reported in prior issues of this Newsletter, Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”) was passed by the Canadian Parliament in late 2010. However, the Canadian government has delayed bringing CASL into force pending the adoption of regulations to clarify certain obligations...
Deadline Approaching to Block Use of Trademarks by .XXX websites
Organizations that do not wish their name to be associated with a .XXX domain name should consider steps that can be taken to prevent this. In particular, a time-limited opportunity is available to enable organizations to block the use of...