Andrea Kroetch

AssociateStikeman Elliott LLPIntellectual Property and Technology

Andrea Kroetch is an Associate at Stikeman Elliott LLP in the Intellectual Property and Privacy & Data Protection Groups. Her practice focuses on federal regulatory law in the areas of intellectual property, marketing and advertising, and privacy, including Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Prior to joining Stikeman Elliott, Andrea practiced at one of Canada’s highest ranked boutique intellectual property firms. She has also served as Corporate and IP Counsel for an international software company. Andrea earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of Ottawa, an M.A. in International Affairs from Carleton University, and received her B.Sc. in Genetics and International Relations from Western University.

Andrea is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Privacy & Data Protection Groups. Her practice focuses on federal regulatory law in the areas of intellectual property, marketing and advertising, and privacy, including Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

Andrea is experienced in the acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights and has advised companies of all sizes across a broad range of industries including fashion, restaurants, food and beverage, tobacco, cannabis, consumer goods, public agencies, financial services, manufacturing and pharmaceutical.

Andrea’s trademark practice includes all aspects of the trademark life cycle, including clearance, trademark prosecution, opposition and enforcement. She also has extensive experience in providing strategic technical and business advice on intellectual property issues with respect to IP acquisitions, licensing and commercialization.

Andrea frequently advises clients on marketing and advertising law (both federal and provincial, including issues arising under the Competition Act), as well as federal and provincial privacy law compliance.

Prior to joining Stikeman Elliott, Andrea practiced at one of Canada’s highest ranked intellectual property firms. She has also served as Corporate and IP Counsel for an international software company.

Andrea earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of Ottawa, an M.A. in International Affairs from Carleton University, and received her B.Sc. in Genetics and International Relations from Western University.

Education

  • University of Ottawa, 2011
  • Carleton University, MA, 2011
  • The University of Western Ontario, B.Sc., 2006

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2012

Associations

  • Registered Trademark Agent, 2013
  • Active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • Lecturer for The Osgoode Certificate in Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing Program.