• Managing Lawyer

    Dean Palmer

    Dean Palmer is an Intellectual Property lawyer. He is a barrister and solicitor in BC, Canada, entitled to practice before the USPTO in trademark matters for Canadian clients, and is a non-practising member of the Law Society of England and Wales. His practice encompasses the international acquisition, protection, commercial exploitation, and enforcement of intellectual property (trademarks, copyright, patents, industrial designs, etc.). 

    Originally from New Zealand, Dean received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University and his Law degree from the University of British Columbia. Dean speaks and writes French and attended French Immersion programs at Université Quebec and Université Laval. He also spent six months in France studying Intellectual Property and European Community law. 

    Dean was awarded the Marie F. Morency Memorial Prize for the highest results in the Patent Drafting Exam in 2000 and a scholarship with the International Bar Association. 

    Dean instructs Internet Law, Business Law, and Technology Law at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and has taught Patent Law and IP Commercialization at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. He delivers regular seminars and webinars to business and trade organizations including MITACS and CIPO. 

    AREAS OF PRACTICE
    Dean’s practice focuses on patent drafting, patent and trademark prosecution and international strategic intellectual property portfolio issues. 

    Education
    LL.B., University of British Columbia
    Studies in Intellectual Property and European Community law, Université Jean-Moulin III, Lyon, France
    B.A., Simon Fraser University,
    Undergraduate Studies in Engineering, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Basic Engineering Certificate, Christchurch Polytechnic, New Zealand. 

    Professional Activities
    Member, Law Society of British Columbia
    Solicitor for England and Wales (non-practising)
    Member, Canadian Bar Association (National Intellectual Property Section)
    Member, Patent and Trademark Association of British Columbia
    Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
    Registered Trade-mark Agent (Canada and USA)
    Registered Patent Agent (Canada)

    Awards/Scholarships
    Marie F. Morency Memorial Prize (Patent Drafting)
    Scholar, International Bar Association
    Blake Cassels & Graydon Prize in Constitutional Law
    Education Abroad Scholarship

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