Kaleigh Zimmerman 

Kaleigh Zimmerman

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7896
e: kaleigh.zimmerman@mcmillan.ca

overview

Kaleigh Zimmerman is a lawyer and trademark agent with an intellectual property practice. While her focus is on trademarks and branding, she also advises on matters relating to copyright, websites and commercial IP transactions.

Dealing with the protection of domestic and international trademark portfolios, Kaleigh assists mid-size and small companies, including startups and entrepreneurs. Kaleigh has also advised clients in the cannabis sector regarding trademarks and branding.

Kaleigh is actively involved in IP-related organizations as a committee member with INTA (International Trademark Association), IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada) and the IP Transaction Committee for the CBA (Canadian Bar Association).

Prior to her call to the bar, Kaleigh worked in business development and marketing for law firms.

Publications

Clorox v Chloretec: The Application of Vavilov in the Trademarks Context
9 Things You Should Do Right Now to Protect Your Franchise System During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Implied Trademark Licenses: A Case Study
COVID-19: Seeking Court Relief Regarding the Disease of Trademark Infringement

Education

  • BPP University , LL.B. (Hons) - 2013
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons.) - 2010

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2019

Practices

business law
copyright
intellectual property
intellectual property litigation
licensing
marketing and advertising
technology
trademarks

Industries

information technology
media, communications and entertainment
telecommunications

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada)
  • OBA (Ontario Bar Association)
  • INTA (International Trademarks Association)
  • TIPG (Toronto Intellectual Property Group)
  • Young Women in Law (YWL)
  • TLA (Toronto Lawyers Association)

Teaching Engagements

  • Quizmaster during INTA’s event in Toronto “Changes to Canada’s Trademarks Act: Surviving the first three months” - “Nice, Madrid, Singapore: Just great holiday destinations or something more?”, hosted at Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Spoke during the Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) annual conference for the University of Toronto on “Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Industry”; Panel Discussion with Melanie Sweras (Bereskin & Parr) and Graham Hood (Smart & Biggar)
  • Moderator of Panel for Junior Marketing and Business Development Professionals; LMANext: Legal Marketing Association – Program: “LMANext: AMA”; Speakers Included Ursula Dorosh (BLG), Christelle Gedeon (Fasken), Kaley Green (Fogler Rubinoff) and Nicole Miles (Blakes)

Community Involvement

  • IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada) – Young Practitioners Committee, Publications Subcommittee
  • OBA (Ontario Bar Association) – IP Transaction Committee
  • INTA (International Trademarks Association) – Young Practitioners Committee, Awards and Fellowships Subcommittee
  • Young Women in Law (YWL) – Events and Sponsorship Committee
  • TIPG (Toronto Intellectual Property Group)
  • TLA (Toronto Lawyers Association)
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Kaleigh Zimmerman is a lawyer and trademark agent with an intellectual property practice. While her focus is on trademarks and branding, she also advises on matters relating to copyright, websites and commercial IP transactions.

Dealing with the protection of domestic and international trademark portfolios, Kaleigh assists mid-size and small companies, including startups and entrepreneurs. Kaleigh has also advised clients in the cannabis sector regarding trademarks and branding.

Kaleigh is actively involved in IP-related organizations as a committee member with INTA (International Trademark Association), IPIC (Intellectual Property Institute of Canada) and the IP Transaction Committee for the CBA (Canadian Bar Association).

Prior to her call to the bar, Kaleigh worked in business development and marketing for law firms.

April 2020
Implied Trademark Licenses: A Case Study

Intellectual Property Bulletin

January 30, 2020
Preparing For and Attending Your First Conference
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

July 15, 2019
Tips to Flex Your Business Development Muscles as a Young Practitioner
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

November 4, 2018
10 Tips for Clear and Effective Business Writing
Young Women in Law