Karen Hansen is a registered trademark agent. She has represented a wide range of clients from individually owned start-up companies to large multi-national corporations. Karen has extensive experience in all proceedings before the Canadian Trademarks Office, including applications to register trademarks, opposition proceedings, Section 45 expungement proceedings, and ownership changes. She also advises trademark owners on protecting their trademarks in foreign countries and arranges for registration of marks outside Canada.
In 2019, significant changes were made to Canada’s Trademarks Act, where Karen was invited to speak at Thomson Reuters’ “Fireside Chat” Series, featuring the experts behind its publications. The full chat on how the amended Trademarks Act revolutionized Canada’s IP laws can be found here.
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Registered Trademark Agent, 1983