Andrea L. Rutty
Registered Trade-mark Agent (Canada & United States)
- Registered Trade-mark Agent (Canada), 2003
- Called to the Bar (Ontario), 2002
- LL.B. Common Law Program, University of Ottawa, 1997
- M.Sc., Geology, University of Toronto, 1993
- Diploma in Honours Standing (B.Sc. Hons.), History of Science, U.W.O., 1990
- B.Sc., Geophysics, University of Western Ontario, 1988
Andrea was educated at the University of Western Ontario where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics in 1988 and a Diploma in Honours Standing (B.Sc. Hons.) in History of Science in 1990. She then went on to the University of Toronto where she completed a Masters of Science degree in Geology. In 1997, she received her LL.B. from the Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa. Andrea was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Andrea is also a registered trade-mark agent in Canada.
During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Andrea received several scholarships including an NSERC Summer Undergraduate Research Award. Andrea was awarded the Gold Medal for her History of Science degree and included on the Dean’s Honour Roll.
As a result of her multi-disciplinary studies, Andrea developed a range of technical knowledge including remote-sensing technology and structural geology. Andrea has co authored several papers and was a feature article writer for a series of high school science textbooks.
After successfully articling at Ledgley Law and completing the Bar Admission course, Andrea joined the firm as an associate lawyer. Andrea’s practice interests include patent prosecution, trade-marks, internet domain name dispute resolution processes, trade secrets and confidential business information.
Andrea is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC). Andrea has been an active member of IPIC’s Forums and Seminars, Trade-mark Legislation, Sole & Small Practice, Public Awareness, Biotechnology Legislation and Internet Domain Names Committees. Andrea also attends meetings of the Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG), the Toronto Biotechnology Initiative (TBI), and the International Trademark Association (INTA).