Stephanie Vaccari

PartnerBaker & McKenzie LLPIntellectual Property & Technology

Stephanie Vaccari advises industry clients on a broad range of IP-related matters. She has extensive trademark-related experience, has assisted global clients with worldwide trademark portfolios, and represented them in opposition and cancellation proceedings. She has also participated in a variety of complex lawsuits dealing with, among others, trademark and copyright infringement, patent infringement and validity, internet issues, licensing issues, unfair competition and passing off.

Stephanie Vaccari advises industry clients on a broad range of IP-related matters. She has extensive trademark-related experience, has assisted global clients with worldwide trade mark portfolios, and represented them in opposition and cancellation proceedings. She has also participated in a variety of complex lawsuits dealing with, among others, trade mark and copyright infringement, patent infringement and validity, internet issues, licensing issues, unfair competition and passing off. 

Ms. Vaccari is a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Group. In addition to her practice, Ms. Vaccari serves as co-chair of Baker & McKenzie's Toronto Women's Networking Group (where she has been recognized as a woman "who has made significant achievements advancing women and promoting gender equality" (International Women's Day, March 2012)) and is spearheading the Toronto office's Luxury and Fashion Group. In addition, she is an active member of Baker & McKenzie's Global Intellectual Property Webinar Series and the Toronto office's Social Media Initiative.

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B. (J.D.), 1995
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc., 1992

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1997

Accreditations

  • Registered Trademark Agent, Canada

Experience

  • Acted on numerous trademark oppositions, including oppositions protecting famous marks
  • Acted on trademark passing-off actions involving large confectionery companies
  • Acted on trademark infringement action between two large US and Canadian communication companies
  • Acted on copyright infringement action against former employee
  • Acted on patent infringement and validity cases involving large generic and innovator pharmaceutical corporations
  • Acted on international arbitration between a US pharmaceutical company and a university involving a $30 million patent license dispute
  • Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Ms. Vaccari primarily represented pharmaceutical companies in a breadth of litigation

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • National Committtee Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • University of Toronto Alumni Career Connections Program