Partner, Gowling WLG
Intellectual Property & Technology
Lori Hall is a partner in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group.
Distinguished among the world's top trademark professionals by the World Trademark Review, Lori focuses her practice exclusively in the area of trademark prosecution. Over the course of her 14-year career, she has helped countless clients - from small startups to multi-billion-dollar corporations - protect and maximize their brands at home and abroad. She also routinely assists foreign IP firms in obtaining protection for their clients' trademarks in Canada.
A sought-after thought leader in her field, Lori is the author of the trademark prosecution section of LexisNexis Practice Advisor, one of Canada's premier legal resources.
When asked about her approach towards the “business of law” side of the practice, Lori said “I learned very early on that there is a lot more to running a successful practice than doing good legal work. My approach has always been, “how can I make your life easier today”. “What problem can I solve for you to get you home earlier”. I want my clients to feel better having had that conversation with me.”
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LORI’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO PRACTICAL GUIDANCE INCLUDE:
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Download a free copy of Trademark Examination that explains the trademark examination process in Canada. It sets out the various steps involved, which includes filing the application, and the search by a trademark examiner once the application is filed. It also discusses office actions and responses, in which the examiner reviews the application to ensure all requirements have been met and discusses notice of third-party rights and consent to registration. It also provides information on amendments that may be made to applications, voluntary withdrawal and abandonment, and extensions of time. Last, it discusses the final office action, appeal of the registrar’s decision, advertisement and registration fees.
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