Christine E. Hicks
Hicks Intellectual Property Law
Barrister & Solicitor, Patent Agent, Trademark Agent
Christine has over 20 years of experience in the field of intellectual property. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1994 and passed her patent agent qualification examinations the following year. She has been a registered trademark agent since 1996. She spent her formative years as an intellectual property practitioner with the Ottawa office of Osler before moving to Alberta in 2000. She was called to the Bar of Alberta in 2001.
Christine’s practice has always been a balance between patent, trademark and design work. In the area of patents and designs, she has extensive experience in filing and prosecuting patent and industrial design applications in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. She has a strong grasp of technical subject matter and has handled patent applications in a wide range of technical areas with particular expertise in medical devices.
Christine handles all areas of trademark law and prosecution including trademark clearance, portfolio management, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, enforcement, oppositions, cancellation proceedings and licensing.
Christine has appeared before the Trademark Opposition Board and before the Federal Court in relation to both patent and trademark matters.
Christine is an avid cross country and back country skier, trail runner, rock climber and cyclist. She is currently learning to play the guitar.
Admitted to Ontario Bar 1994
Admitted to Alberta Bar 2002
Registered Patent Agent in Canada 1995
Registered Trademark Agent in Canada 1996
LLB, Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
B.Sc. P.T. Physical Therapy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Member of the IPIC Trademark Practice Committee
Assistant Editor of the Canadian Patent Reporter, 1999-2002
Co-editor of the IPIC Bulletin, 1997-1999