Richard Whissell

Partner & Trademark Agent

Richard joined Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall as a Partner and Trademark Agent after working for both the Canadian Public Service (CIPO), in addition to a successful Intellectual Property Firm in Ottawa.

Richard has experience in trademark applications, including prosecutions, registrability opinions and risk assessments, drafting, filing and preparing arguments when objections are raised at the examination stage. Richard has represented clients before the Canadian Trademarks Opposition Board during opposition proceedings and oral hearings. He is knowledgeable in assembling evidence and drafting affidavits for claims of acquired distinctiveness and summary cancellations. Richard is also one of the few Trademark practitioners in Canada with extensive experience and familiarity in securing geographical indications for food products, making him an excellent choice to protect your trademark internationally.

As a recognized expert on trademark matters, Richard has taught and spoken frequently on related topics. He is fully bilingual and able to assist clients in both English and French.

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