What my clients say

"Rest assured that whatever I have that involves Canada going forward, it will be coming straight to Nelligan Law."

"We like the ethical and community approach that prevails in your organization, and I was impressed by your professionalism and your attitude towards intellectual property."

Erin
McEwen

Erin is a seasoned trademark agent with over 20 years of experience in the field of trademarks, and became a registered Canadian trademark agent in 2009.

Erin has experience with clients of all sizes including those with multi-national IP portfolios, and is always willing to go that extra mile for her clients.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Erin has developed relationships with foreign counsel in over 65 jurisdictions.  Moreover, Erin has the knowledge and experience of what is required in some of these jurisdictions so as to save clients time and money.

Erin has successfully settled many opposition and cancellation proceedings on behalf of clients, including proceedings in foreign jurisdictions.  Erin has also assisted clients with registering their brands at the Canadian border, in an effort to reduce counterfeit products.

Erin is passionate about trademark law and has been invited to local high schools to speak about Intellectual Property to law classes.  She has also given talks to local business groups explaining the importance of protecting their IP.

As an advocate for individuals with Tourette Syndrome, Erin is President of the local Tourette Canada Ottawa Chapter.  Erin’s goal is to raise awareness of this neurological disorder and remove the negative stigma that is associated.

In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with her family.  Her favorite day of the week is Saturday when she takes her daughter horseback riding.

As a nature loving family, Erin and her family have been raising Monarch butterflies from egg to butterflies for the past four years.  In 2021, they successfully raised over 170 butterflies that will migrate to Mexico.

 

 

Education
  • Certified Trademark Administrator (2020)
  • Registered Canadian Trademark Agent (2009)
  • McGill University – Trademarks II (2009)
  • McGill University – Patents I (2009)
  • Willis Business College (1997)
Professional Activities and Organizations
  • IPIC – Anti-counterfeiting Committee
  • IPIC
  • INTA

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