TORONTO, October 23, 2023 — Any Obando Ospina, an associate in Cozen O'Connor’s Intellectual Property Department, recently passed the Trademarks Agent Exam in Canada. Any received the highest mark of this year’s testing pool.
The exam is designed to assess the candidate’s knowledge of the Trademarks Act and the Trademarks Regulations. The exam test candidates’ analytical and problem-solving skills and their skills in communicating with clients and the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks. Candidates must complete the written exam and pass with at least 65%. Upon completion of the requirements, which include the 24-month training period, the agent training course, and the qualifying examinations, an agent in training may apply to be a trademark agent.
Any is a passionate and dedicated lawyer who focuses her practice on intellectual property prosecution, litigation, and corporate matters, and regularly assists with privacy matters. Her hybrid practice allows her to have unique and practical strategic advice as she has assisted clients through all stages of intellectual property matters or privacy concerns. To date, Any has worked on several client matters at both the Federal Court of Canada (including the Federal Court of Appeal) and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She is no stranger to legal research and crafting legal strategy, drafting memoranda, and generally preparing and managing litigation-based documents related to copyright, entertainment, and trademark disputes.
About Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) is the professional association of patent agents, trademark agents, and lawyers practicing in all areas of intellectual property law. Their membership totals over 1700 individuals, consisting of practitioners in law firms and agencies of all sizes, sole practitioners, in-house corporate intellectual property professionals, government personnel, and academics. Their members’ clients include virtually all Canadian businesses, universities and other institutions that have an interest in intellectual property (e.g., patents, trademarks, copyrights, and industrial designs) in Canada or elsewhere, as well as foreign companies that hold intellectual property rights in Canada.
About Cozen O’Connor
Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 825 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle-market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 30 offices across two continents.