Pablo Tseng 

Pablo Tseng

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 778.328.1631
e: pablo.tseng@mcmillan.ca

overview

Pablo Tseng is an intellectual property and business law associate in the firm’s Vancouver office.

With a practice that focuses on acquiring, commercializing, securing, and enforcing intellectual property rights, Pablo regularly drafts and negotiates commercial agreements related to intellectual property and technological assets, and performs IP due diligence investigations pertaining to transactional matters.  His clients appreciate his ability to explain complex legal issues in a manner that is easy to understand, and to deliver legal solutions that complement their business needs.

Pablo is also a registered Patent Agent in Canada and the United States*.  As a Patent Agent, Pablo focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including appealing Examiner’s decisions, and has experience working with clients in the areas of electro-chemistry, analytical instrumentation, materials science, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, biomaterials science, biotechnology, clean tech, oil and gas, agriculture, and information technology.  Pablo also advises clients on patentability, validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate issues, and provides strategic counseling on patent portfolio management.

Pablo also practices in the areas of trademarks and domain names, and regularly assists clients with all aspects of trademark portfolio management including preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, opposing trademark rights, and enforcing trademark rights, and all aspects of domain name disputes.

Pablo speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, and regularly assists Chinese-speaking clients with their intellectual property related interests.  Pablo currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section in British Columbia.

* - limited recognition 

Presentations

Chemistry Careers Event (Panelist)
Intellectual Property Audits
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers

Publications

What's the use? Federal Court revisits the requirements for use of a trademark in association with goods
Patent Numbers Warn of Decline in Canadian Chemical Innovation
2017 Round-up: Patent Applications related to Data Processing at CIPO
Back to Patent Basics: The FCA re-affirms the Obviousness Test in Canada
Cannabis-related Trade-marks: Take Care in Choosing Correctly
Protection of Inventions Related to the Marijuana Industry
Canada/China Patent Prosecution Highway Program: Three Years in Brief
Domain Name Squatters Lose - Again
A Startup's Guide to the Patent Process
Trademarks: Mis-use it and (potentially) lose it
A Whiff of Change: Scent Marks as Trademarks

Education

  • University of Ottawa, JD - 2012
  • University of Toronto, M.Sc. - 2009
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc. (Hons.) - 2007

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2013

Practices

business law
confidential information
copyright
industrial designs
intellectual property
licensing
patents
technology
trademarks

Industries

biotechnology
cleantech
life sciences
oil and gas
pharmaceuticals
waste treatment
startups and emerging companies

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • British Columbia Law Society (Practising Member)
  • Canadian Bar Association (Member)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Associate)

Media Mentions

  • “Canada set to begin Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program with EU”, Financial Post, November 7, 2014
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Pablo Tseng is an intellectual property and business law associate in the firm’s Vancouver office.

With a practice that focuses on acquiring, commercializing, securing, and enforcing intellectual property rights, Pablo regularly drafts and negotiates commercial agreements related to intellectual property and technological assets, and performs IP due diligence investigations pertaining to transactional matters.  His clients appreciate his ability to explain complex legal issues in a manner that is easy to understand, and to deliver legal solutions that complement their business needs.

Pablo is also a registered Patent Agent in Canada and the United States*.  As a Patent Agent, Pablo focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including appealing Examiner’s decisions, and has experience working with clients in the areas of electro-chemistry, analytical instrumentation, materials science, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, biomaterials science, biotechnology, clean tech, oil and gas, agriculture, and information technology.  Pablo also advises clients on patentability, validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate issues, and provides strategic counseling on patent portfolio management.

Pablo also practices in the areas of trademarks and domain names, and regularly assists clients with all aspects of trademark portfolio management including preparing and prosecuting trademark applications, opposing trademark rights, and enforcing trademark rights, and all aspects of domain name disputes.

Pablo speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, and regularly assists Chinese-speaking clients with their intellectual property related interests.  Pablo currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section in British Columbia.

* - limited recognition 

January 2018
Patent Numbers Warn of Decline in Canadian Chemical Innovation

ACCN (Canadian Chemical News)

January 2018
2017 Round-up: Patent Applications related to Data Processing at CIPO

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2017
Cannabis-related Trade-marks: Take Care in Choosing Correctly

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2017
Protection of Inventions Related to the Marijuana Industry

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2017
Canada/China Patent Prosecution Highway Program: Three Years in Brief

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2, 2017
Domain Name Squatters Lose - Again

Intellectual Property Bulletin

September 2017
A Startup's Guide to the Patent Process
August 2017
Trademarks: Mis-use it and (potentially) lose it
November 2013
A Whiff of Change: Scent Marks as Trademarks

The Advocate, 2013, 71: 863-871
(cited as a part of the Reading List of Bill C-8, Combating Counterfeit Products Act, 41st Parliament, 2nd Session).

June 20, 2017
Chemistry Careers Event (Panelist)
University of British Columbia – Chemistry Department
April 28, 2016
Intellectual Property Audits
Innovation Boulevard Legal Workshop
July 10, 2015
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
Leisure Talk, Fairchild TV