Kelly Harris

Partner | Toronto

416.595.8593

Portrait of Kelly Harris

Kelly Harris’ practice focuses on marketing, advertising, and regulatory law. She gives practical, timely, and business-focused advice to her market-leading retailer, manufacturer, and distributor (including MLM) clients, addressing their broad and evolving challenges and concerns. She has legal expertise in areas such as deceptive marketing practices, consumer protection, e-commerce, privacy, anti-spam, competition/anti-trust, and trademark and copyright. Many of her clients are in regulated industries, including cosmetics, natural health products, food, beverage, alcohol, cannabis, medical devices, children’s products, electronics, and radio spectrum products.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Kelly Harris appointed Chair of CBA marketing practices committee

The committee, formed under the CBA’s Competition Law section, deals with with deceptive marketing provisions of the Competition Act, including misleading advertising, telemarketing and marketing practices.

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Kelly Harris promoted vice chair of CBA marketing committee

Kelly Harris, an Associate in Miller Thomson’s Marketing, Advertising and Regulatory group, was promoted to Vice-Chair, of the Canadian Bar Association’s Marketing Practices Committee. The committee is formed under its Competition Law Section.

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Catherine Bate and Kelly Harris speaks on Advertising and Marketing Law

Catherine Bate and Kelly Harris presents at the Canadian Institute’s 23rd Annual Advertising & Marketing Law seminar. Kelly will present on Sponsorship, Ambush Marketing and Cause Marketing on January 23, and Cathy presents on Best Practices for Lawyers on January...

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Eric Dufour and Kelly Harris speak at competition law conference

The CBA Competition Law Fall Conference is the largest competition law conference in Canada, bringing together hundreds of participants from all segments of the Canadian and global competition law community, including enforcement officials, in-house counsel, economists, and others in order to...

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Kelly Harris hosts Competition Bureau roundtable

The roundtable on “Enforcement Priorities and Hot Topics in Marketing and Advertising” is presented by the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section.  Kelly Harris chairs the Marketing Practices Committee of the Competition Law Section.

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Eric Dufour and Kelly Harris present at Advertising and Marketing Law conference

The 22nd Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference is presented by the Canadian Institute. Eric Dufour speaks on “Recent Pricing Cases and Performance Claims, Enforcement and Trends”. Kelly Harris speaks on “Marketing Online Using Talent, Endorsements and Sponsorship”.

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Kelly Harris speaks on ambush marketing

Kelly Harris presents “Ambush Marketing: International Regulation and Enforcement”.

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Catherine Bate and Kelly Harris speak at the 21st Annual Advertising & Marketing Law event on the topic “Marketing and Advertising 2.0: The Challenges & Opportunities of Mobile Marketing” on January 27.

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Kelly Harris moderates on “Testing Your Performance Claims” at the Canadian Bar Association.

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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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Marketing & Advertising Seminar – Vancouver

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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Hot Topics in Advertising Law in the United States and Canada

Miller Thomson and the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) host a program on important advertising issues to consider when advertising in the United States and Canada. The program covers key areas of regulatory enforcement, advertising in social media, sweepstakes and promotions,...

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Update on CFIA Food Labelling Modernization Initiative

Launched in June 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s Food Labelling Modernization (FLM) initiative has been an ongoing project to overhaul food labelling in Canada. The foundation of these changes is the 2012 Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA)...

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Amazon to pay $1,000,000 to Competition Bureau for Unsubstantiated Sales Prices

Amazon has agreed to pay a $1,000,000 administrative monetary penalty and $60,000 in Competition Bureau costs, following the Bureau’s conclusion that Amazon did not substantiate its sale prices. Vendors, lenders and lessors should take special care when setting and advertising...

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Coming Soon: Personal Care Products Regulation Overhaul

Health Canada has released its Consultation Paper on the Regulation of Self-Care Products, the first step in a long anticipated regulatory overhaul of this category. The proposed framework, if adopted, will mean a sweeping overhaul of how cosmetics and personal...

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Calorie Menu Disclosures Coming to Ontario

Ontario legislation to overhaul in-store calorie advertising requirements There are some sweeping new food and beverage disclosure requirements coming into play for the food industry in Ontario. The Healthy Menu Choices Act, will come into force on January 1, 2017,...

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Competition Bureau Ramps Up Investigations into Donation Fraud

The Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has recently been increasing its oversight over false and misleading representations made in connection with charitable claims. The Bureau is the government regulator responsible for investigating and enforcing deceptive marketing and advertising practices in Canada. ...

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Cost-Sharing Project Funding Revitalized under Growing Forward 2

Co-Author: Emma Nicholl, Articling Student The agri-food industry is set for exciting developments in 2016. The recent change in government has brought a renewed political focus on Growing Forward 2 (GF2), the policy framework for the agriculture and agri-food sectors...

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Food Labelling Overhauled

Federal and Ontario legislation to overhaul in-store advertising requirements and on-pack labelling disclosures For the first time in a while, there are some sweeping new labelling disclosure requirements coming into play for the food industry, at both the Ontario and...

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First Fine Issued Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

The CRTC has issued its first notice of violation under CASL and it carries a substantial penalty.  Quebec based Compu-Finder could pay an administrative monetary penalty of $1.1 million for four violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law.  CASL prohibits parties from...

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Advertising, Marketing and Product Regulatory Compliance

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Chapter 10 in Miller Thomson’s Business Laws of Canada, 2015 edition.

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Update

Click here to access Miller Thomson’s latest C@SL Update.

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Alltech acquires Masterfeeds, creating one of Canada’s largest animal nutrition offerings

Counsel to Ag Processing Inc. in its sale of shares of Masterfeeds Inc. to Alltech

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