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Grant Lynds elected to Presidency of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

23 October 2017

Grant Lynds, a Principal in Marks & Clerk’s Ottawa office, has been elected President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). Grant’s election to the Presidency of Canada’s leading association of Patent and Trade Mark professionals came at the IPIC Annual General Meeting, held at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The election follows a distinguished career for Grant Lynds both with Marks & Clerk, and with IPIC where he has previously held the position of Secretary and is the current Chair of the Intervention Committee.

Alongside being elected to President of IPIC, Grant has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 to 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Intellectual Property Law and is listed as an expert by Who’s Who Legal and as one of the World's Leading Practitioners in Euromoney's Expert Guides – Trade Mark 2016.

Commenting on his election to Presidency of IPIC, Grant said: “Receiving this recognition from colleagues across Canada is a real privilege. Innovation and technology are changing the world we live in in fundamental ways and Intellectual Property (IP) has a central role to play in this.

“I look forward to driving forward the agenda of IPIC, and the profession in Canada, as we address these and other issues.”

Ian Clark, Managing Principal in Marks & Clerk’s Ottawa office said: “Grant’s election to the Presidency of IPIC further enhances the level of service and expertise that the Marks & Clerk team can provide, both to clients in Canada and across our global network of offices.

“His role at the center of IP practice in Canada is testament to the knowledge and authority that underpin the advice he gives.”

For further details, please contact:
Liam Thompson

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