Marion Bailey-Canham is a partner and registered trademark agent in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, and an active member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group.
Marion has extensive practice expertise in prosecution, registrability opinions, licensing requirements, transfer of intellectual property, protection of existing rights, domain name protection, Trademarks Opposition Board and summary cancellation proceedings. She is fortunate to serve a broad range of clients interested in protecting trademark rights in Canada and worldwide. Marion is also actively involved in select projects initiated by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, many in combination with the innovative Canadian legislative changes underway.
Marion's clients range from major international intellectual property counsel and multinational corporations to small business owners and financial and educational institutions, among other organizations. She is experienced in all levels of prosecution, including search opinions and applications to expungement proceedings, opposition proceedings and the involved evidence, cross examinations, written arguments and representation at oral hearings.
Marion is an active member of IPIC’s Forums & Seminars committee, and is a strong advocate and provider of IP education within the profession. She was awarded the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice of the Year Award in 2012, after being nominated by her clients — whose feedback included, “We consider Ms. Bailey-Canham to be at the very highest echelon of IP counsel around the world.”
Marion is a strong community supporter financially supporting many charities such as The Royal Ottawa Women for Mental Health, United Way, Ottawa Humane Society, Heart and Stroke, World Wildlife Federation and is strongly connected with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation as well a being a significant contributor to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Marion is the very proud vice-chair of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa, which raises funds for "Our Kids" in the care of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa with a strong mandate to provide enrichment and education programs assisting at risk children and young adults in our community.