Karen Lau Cardinell stands as the cornerstone of our legal team’s success, bringing over 35 years of unwavering passion and commitment to the nuances of the legal field. Her journey in the legal industry has been marked by unparalleled expertise, seamlessly managing caseloads, conducting adept legal research, and meticulously drafting documents with precision and attention to detail.
Not just a team player, Karen is the catalyst for a positive and efficient work environment. Her collaborative spirit extends beyond conventional boundaries as she works closely with our partners and associates, ensuring a harmonious workflow that significantly contributes to the overall success of our firm.
In her role, Karen extends her commitment to client satisfaction, excelling at clear and open communication. She ensures clients feel not just represented but supported and well-informed throughout every step of the legal process.
Karen’s expertise extends to handling Trademarks and Oppositions, where she excels in preparing and submitting various documents with the CIPO, including trademark applications, responses to examiner’s reports, and requests for extensions of time. She is adept at initiating section 45 cancellation proceedings, attending to renewals, and managing the Nice Classification of goods and services. Karen also navigates the intricacies of international trademark applications and handles assignments of trademarks, recordal of owner’s change of name and/or address.
In the realm of intellectual property searches, Karen conducts thorough trademark searches using Clarivate, Corsearch, and Haloo, along with IP searches using government databases such as CIPO, USPTO, and OHIM/EU.
In litigation and IP enforcement, Karen prepares Federal Court and Ontario Court documents, including pleadings, notices of motion, and affidavits. She coordinates the service of documents, monitors progress, and ensures all deadlines are met. Her proficiency extends to Anton Piller actions, IP enforcement letters, and tracking responses.
Karen actively corresponds with agents worldwide on foreign trademark applications and proceedings, ensuring meticulous monitoring and reporting to clients. In the realm of copyright, she submits copyright applications and oversees the recordal of copyright assignments.
In her role as a Legal Assistant, Karen embodies the values of our firm—integrity, trust, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Clients can rest assured that with Karen on their side, they have not just a Legal Assistant but a true advocate committed to their success.