Catherine (Cat) Lovrics is a Partner at Marks & Clerk Canada, Head of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright Groups. Cat’s practice focuses on trademarks, copyright, personality, publicity rights, marketing, advertising, and data and privacy law.
Cat is among Canada’s leading copyright and trademark practitioners. She has helped national and multinational clients protect, exploit, and enforce their IP in a wide range of industries, from creative industries and emergent tech to fashion and food. Cat manages large trademark portfolios. She has coordinated clearance and filing projects, consumer products, licensing programs, and enforcement and anti-counterfeiting programs. She handles all aspects of trademark and copyright clearance, rights acquisition, licensing, and enforcement.
Cat is the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Copyright Committee Chair. She is also a Member of the Canadian Trademark Opposition Board’s Advisory Committee, collaborating with the Chairperson of the Trademark Opposition Board on policy implementation and practice updates. Cat has served as an expert witness on IP matters before Canada’s Standing Committee on Industry and Technology. She is a Board member of Artists and Lawyers for the Advancement of Creativity, which coordinates the pro bono clinic Artists’ Legal Advice Services, commonly known as ALAS.
Further, Cat is Founder and Co-Chair of the Canadian chapters of the Copyright Society of the USA, and a former Trustee of the Society. She also serves on Ad Standards Council and presides over consumer advertising complaints.
Over the years she has received various awards and accolades, most recent: