Jane B.H. Steinberg Partner Trademark Agent


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1980 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0137

Fax: +1 613-788-3432

Email: jane.steinberg@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa



Jane B.H. Steinberg

Jane Steinberg is one of Canada's leading lawyers in intellectual property law. An Ottawa-based Gowling WLG partner with 35 years' experience, she provides clients with strategic advice in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on trademarks and domain names. Her expertise encompasses litigation, prosecution and mediation.

Jane appears before the Federal Court of Canada, provincial courts and the Trademarks Opposition Board. She has extensive experience in negotiating licenses and other agreements, conducting intellectual property audits and providing freedom to operate and validity opinions, as well as providing strategic advice on intellectual property portfolios and anti-counterfeiting. She is also on the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center’s List of mediators and arbitrators and on the INTA Panel of Neutrals.

Since joining the firm in 1980, Jane has held numerous leadership roles within the firm, including serving as national firm managing partner - external, Intellectual Property Department head in Ottawa, and national leader of the Life Sciences Group. She also served on the national executive committee for many years, and chaired the firm’s National Taskforce on Women.

Jane's focus on delivering timely, strategic advice to her clients has earned her high ratings by major legal directories.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      December2015
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2015
      World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals , 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      October2014
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      April2014
      Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2014
      World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2014
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      November2013
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      May2013
      Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2013
      World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2013)
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      December2012
      Who's Who Legal: Canada 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2012
      Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      June2012
      PLC Which Lawyer? 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      April2012
      World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2012)
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      December2011
      Who's Who Legal 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      May2011
      Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers , 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      March2011
      PLC Which Lawyer? 2011
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook , 2010
    • Education
      2010
      World Intellectual Property Organization, Intellectual Property Mediation Certificate
  • 2009

    • Education
      2009
      University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, ADR and Advanced ADR Certificates
  • 1980

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1980
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1978

    • Education
      1978
      University of Toronto, LLB
  • 1974

    • Education
      1974
      Boston University, BSc
    • Rankings & Awards
      Named leading practitioner by Global Counsel in Intellectual Property and Regulatory Matters in Life Sciences
    • Rankings & Awards
      Named leading practitioner by Global Counsel in Intellectual Property and Regulatory Matters in Life Sciences

Jane is one of the two editors of the two volume, loose-leaf publication, "Life Sciences Law in Canada". First published in 2006, this text is updated twice a year and is the leading life sciences text in Canada. Jane is also one of the primary authors of "A Practical Guide to IP Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry", covering laws in Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan, and published in 2007 by the European Intellectual Property Reporter.