Michele Clarizio

Torys LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 2018


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Practice Areas:
Intellectual Property
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Torys LLP
79 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5K 1J5
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Michele's expertise spans the intricacies of patent and trademark law, providing comprehensive counsel on the spectrum of patent-related issues including assessments of patentability, the prosecution and drafting of patents, alongside thorough analyses of validity and infringement concerns. Her proficiency extends to trademark law, offering guidance on clearance, opposition, and enforcement, as well as the negotiation and drafting of intellectual property licenses and agreements.

A dual-registered patent and trademark agent in Canada, Michele's practice also touches on sectors like cannabis, food and drug, and agribusiness, showcasing her versatility.

Her notable contributions include advising George Weston on its significant divestitures of the Weston Foods business to Hearthside Food Solutions, LLC, and FGF Brands Inc., guiding Aon through its strategic acquisition of cybersecurity firm Cytelligence Inc, and supporting OMERS Growth Equity in a pivotal financing round for Coveo Solutions Inc. Michele also played a key role as Canadian counsel in the landmark Linde-Praxair merger.

Her excellence in the field is recognized by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, which honored her with an award for her outstanding performance on the Canadian Trademark Agent Examination.

Michele's insights into patent law are evident through her contributions to discussions on the forthcoming patent term adjustment regime in Canada, and her participation in the OBIO Women in Health Science Bootcamp underscores her commitment to empowering women in the sector.

Michele's academic achievements include a JD with a Concentration in Intellectual Property, Information, and Technology Law from the University of Western Ontario, where she was awarded the Alibe C. Flynn Memorial Scholarship for her exceptional academic record.

Her dedication to community service is highlighted by her involvement with the LAWS program, aiming to inspire high school students through legal education.

Michele was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2018, marking the commencement of her promising legal career.


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