Katherine Rusk

Katherine Rusk

Associate, Technology

Contact Information

krusk@osler.com

tel: 604.692.2726

Office

Vancouver

Bar Admission

British Columbia, 2021

Ontario, 2017

 

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing, 2018
  • McGill University, BCL, 2015
  • McGill University, LLB, 2015
  • University of Ottawa, B Soc Sci (Hon), magna cum laude, 2011
  • Registered Trademark Agent

Language(s)

English, French, Spanish

Katherine is an associate in Osler’s Technology group in Vancouver, BC. Her practice focuses on advising emerging and high growth companies navigate the complex intersection of data protection, intellectual property, and advertising. She is experienced in advising clients across multiple industry verticals, including emerging technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals & cosmetics, cannabis, media & entertainment, gaming, agriculture, and retail.

Katherine is actively involved in the data security and intellectual property space. She is a registered Trademark Agent, a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Canada (CIPP/C), a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Women in Cybersecurity, and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Young Practitioners’ Committee. Katherine is a frequent speaker and writer on data use and collection, privacy, intellectual property, and new technology. She has appeared before the Federal Court, Ontario Superior Court, and Quebec Superior Court.

Katherine serves on the Disbursement Advisory Committee for True Patriot Love, Canada’s leading military charity. She is the co-founder of the Captain Nichola Goddard Fund, supporting servicewomen and female veterans.

Prior to joining Osler, Katherine held roles at another leading law firm, as part of a Federal Minister’s staff, and with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Atlantic HQ.  

  • Thinkific Labs Inc.

    The Underwriters in Thinkific’s $184 million IPO

  • Snack

    Snack in its US$ 3.5 million pre-seed investment

  • *Notable matters prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    * A software-as-a-service platform commercializing its affective intelligence engine in the wellness and healthcare space.

    * A leading cannabis brand expanding into cannabis 2.0 products with marketing strategy and regulatory compliance.

    * An international cosmetic and medical products supplier on packaging and labelling for entry into the Canadian market.

    * Development of policy and compliance programs for data security, privacy, and incident response for a major cannabis company.

    * A Canadian brand’s international trademarks portfolio as it expanded into over 20 countries.

    * A fintec’s product development process development and related advertising campaign.

    * Prosecution of numerous trade-mark applications.

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  • Captain Nichola Goddard Fund, Co-Founder
  • True Patriot Love, Member of the Disbursement Advisory Committee
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Member, CIPP/C
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Young Practitioners’ Committee, Member
  • Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), Mentor
  • First Generation Network, Mentor

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS)

  • Privacy Enforcement Update: Possible Collaboration Between the Competition Bureau and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner – November 6, 2020
  • Privacy Commissioner's Call for Increased Enforcement – Bennett Jones Blog, October 9, 2020
  • COVID-19 and Cybersecurity Scam Alert: Protecting Your Information and Assets – Bennett Jones Blog, March 19, 2020
  • New Privacy Guidance for Businesses Operating in British Columbia – Bennett Jones Blog, March 11, 2020
  • Expect Increased Privacy Regulatory Enforcement in 2020 – Bennett Jones Blog, March 09, 2020
  • Cryptocurrency 2.0: Is Libra the Tipping Point? – Bennett Jones Blog, October 21, 2019
  • FTC Crackdown on Health Claims for CBD Products and the Canadian Side of the Story – September 19, 2019
  • Privacy Regulators Turning Up the Heat: Major Fines for Data Breaches and Privacy Violations This Summer – September 12, 2019
  • New Report from the Ontario Privacy Commissioner: Key Takeaways for Ontario Businesses – Bennett Jones blog, 16 July 2019
  • Changes to Cross-Border Data Flow Consent Requirements: Is Your Privacy Policy Still Compliant? – Bennett Jones Blog, April 30, 2019