Kaleigh Zimmerman is a lawyer and trademark agent with a broad and growing intellectual property (IP) practice. While her focus is on trademarks and branding, she also advises on matters relating to copyright and digital media. Kaleigh is also involved in the review and valuation of IP portfolios in connection with commercial transactions. Assisting clients in a range of industries, she has particular industry knowledge in the media and communications, and technology sectors.
As a registered trademark agent, Kaleigh is largely engaged in the filing and prosecution of trademark applications. She also assists startups and entrepreneurs, as well as mid-size and emerging companies with the protection of domestic and international trademark portfolios.
Kaleigh provides advice to businesses on intellectual property rights relating to employees and consultants, and also assists with preparing and commenting on non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality agreements.
Kaleigh is actively involved in IP-related organizations as a committee member with the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and the IP Transaction Committee of the Canadian Bar Association.
Prior to her call to the bar, Kaleigh worked in business development and marketing for law firms.
Public consultations on proposed amendments to the Canadian Trademark Regulations are underway. Please see this bulletin for more information.
The extension of general copyright protections from 50 years to 70 years after the life of the author shall come into force on December 30, 2022.
The Federal Court confirms that a line of latitude or longitude can be considered a "place of origin" under the Trademarks Act.
In this bulletin, we discuss the risks and challenges of using PropTech by businesses in the real estate space and for consumers of such products.
In this bulletin, we discuss the benefits of using PropTech for businesses in the real estate space and for consumers of such products.
In this 3-part series, we explain the concept of PropTech, highlight its benefits and outline associated risks.
Real world brands are increasingly looking to NFTs and virtual online presences as the next frontier to market their products.
The recent decision in Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. v. Toti Holdings Inc. highlights the importance of trademark clearance searching for businesses.
This bulletin discusses the copyright considerations regarding non-fungible tokens (NFTs) under Canadian copyright law.
Companies consider registering copyright as a potential dispute arises, but recent case law shows this may not be the best course of action to enforce IP rights
CIPO is now taking requests to expedite the examination of Canadian trademark applications related to COVID-19 goods and services.
The Federal Court of Appeal confirms the application of the appellate standard of review framework to trademark opposition board decisions.
Tips to help franchisors mitigate risks that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future emergency business interruptions
When will a trademark license granted from one party to another be implied? The Federal Court in the Core Consultants Realty decision (“Core Consultants”) recently had an opportunity to revisit this question.
This article addresses challenges in using Canada's courts to deal with trademark infringement matters during the COVID-19 pandemic
On February 9, 2023, Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange obtained an approval from the Superintendent of Financial Institutions under the Insurance Companies Act to insure in Canada personal lines property and casualty risks, including those falling under the classes of property, liability, marine and automobile insurance
On behalf of Hanahreum Mart Inc., McMillan LLP successfully defended a non-use cancellation proceeding against Hanahreum Mart’s Canadian trademark registration for HANAHREUM.
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