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Donna  White

Donna White

Ottawa Managing Partner


Contact Information

dwhite@osler.com

tel: 613.787.1061

Office

Ottawa

Areas of Expertise
Bar Admission

Ontario, 1984

Education
  • University of Ottawa, LL.M.
  • University of Ottawa, LL.B.
  • Carleton University, B.A.
Language(s)
English

Donna is the Managing Partner of Osler’s Ottawa office.  Donna’s practice focuses on trade-mark prosecution with a significant emphasis on proceedings before the Trade-mark Opposition Board. Her expertise encompasses international and domestic trade-mark counselling, licensing, Internet and domain name issues, trade-mark enforcement and product labelling. She regularly counsels clients on international registration and the management of domestic and international portfolios. Donna is on the Editorial Board of the Internet Law & Business. She is also former Chair of the Trade-mark Agents Board of Examiners and was a member for many years of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Patent Reporter. She is author of Selecting and Protecting Trade-marks: A Practice Guide and has spoken extensively on international and domestic trade-mark protection at many conferences and seminars.

    Among the clients whom Donna White has advised or acted for are: Live Nation Worldwide; Bausch & Lomb Incorporated; ADP Inc.; Bloomberg LP; Combe Incorporated; Wrangler Apparel Corp.; Polo/Ralph Lauren as well as numerous celebrities, entertainers and fashion designers.

Chambers

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2019: Intellectual Property
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015 and 2017-2019: Intellectual Property
    • “Ottawa managing partner Donna White has a strong focus on trade mark issues and is also proficient in domain name issues and product labelling matters. One source enthused: "She is my go-to person in Canada for trade mark filings."

Lexpert

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2014-2018: Intellectual Property

Who’s Who Legal

  • Who’s Who Legal: International - Trademarks 2019
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada - Trademarks 2018

Best Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2016-2019: Intellectual Property Law

Acritas Stars

  • Acritas Stars, 2018-2019: Star Lawyer

Expert Guides

  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, 2018: Women in Business Law
  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, 2018: Leading Practitioner, Trade Marks

Managing IP

  • Managing IP, 2014-2018: IP Star, Trade mark (Canada)

WTR 1000

  • WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2015, 2017-2019: Prosecution and Strategy (Gold Band)

World Intellectual Property Review

  • World Intellectual Property Review LEADERS, 2019: Recognized as leader in IP private practice

Legal 500

  • The Legal 500, 2018:  Recommended Lawyer, Intellectual Property

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Committee Member
  • International Trademark Association, Committee Member
  • Registered Trade-mark Agent
  • Former member of Trade-marks Examination Board

Previous Speaking Engagements

  • What's In a Name, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, October 2018 (presentation).
  • Catching up with Practice Notices, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, September 2010 (presentation).
  • Securitization and Collateralization of Brands, International Trade-mark Association Annual Meeting, May 2009 (presentation).
  • Advanced Opposition Evidence, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada Annual General Meeting, September 2009 (presentation).

 

Publications

  • Trade-mark Protection in Canada – Tips and Traps, Osler Update, April 2007.