Country Expert for China
Member, Canadian Bar Association, Competition Law Section, Intellectual Property Section; Ontario Bar Association, Privacy Law Section, E-Commerce Section, International Law Section, Business Law Section, Media & Entertainment Law Section; Member, American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising,Intellectual Property Section, Antitrust Section, International Law Section, Science and Technology Law Section; Member, ABA Forum on Franchising Publications Committee responsible for \The Intellectual Property Handbook: A Practical Guide for Franchise, Business and IP Counsel,\ currently responsible for marketing; Member, ABA International Section and IP Section Task Forces on Amendments to China’s Patent Law and Trademarks Law; Vice Chair ABA International Section, Russia Eurasia Committee; Antitrust Section International Committee, member responsible for reporting on Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law developments; Member, International Bar Association, Committee X on International Franchising; Past-Chair, Canadian Franchise Association, Legal and Legislative Committee; Past-Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee; Member, Licensing Executives Society, Co-Chair Toronto Chapter, Member of the LESI Standard Licensing Agreement Committee; Member, International Franchise Association; Member, International Trademark Association, Member of the Non-Traditional Marks Committee; Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Chair of the Licensing Committee, member of the Trade-mark Legislation Committee and Copyright Technical Committee; Member, Canadian Tax Foundation; Member, International Society of Franchising; Member, Canada China Business Council; Member, Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association.
Year of birth
LLB 1984 University of Toronto; Masters of Arts (Anthropology) 1973 University of Toronto; Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) 1972 University of British Columbia
Current professional position
Principal, Jones & Co.. Toronto
1996-2004 Miller Thomson LLP, Toronto, Associate Counsel; 1995 - 1996 Baker & Janssen (later Janssen & Associates), Independent Counsel; 1986 - 1995 Macaulay, Chusid & Friedman (later Chusid and Friedman), Associate.
24 years practicing franchising, intellectual property, distribution, competition and general commercial law.
Studied French, Spanish, German, Russian and Mandarin Chinese,Read law in French and Spanish.