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Founded in 1934 by Alex E. MacRae, MacRae & Co. offers expert cost-effective intellectual property protection services. Our firm is composed of five professionals and a skilled administrative staff of approximately twelve employees, and is considered to be one of the top ten high volume application filers with the Canadian Trademarks Office. All our Professionals are registered patent agents and/or trademark agents and have strong qualifications coming from a variety of backgrounds with different areas of expertise, including biotechnology, information systems, electrical, aerospace and mechanical engineering. Further, our Professionals are members of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the professional association for Patent and Trademark matters in Canada. We are well-versed in patent, trademark, industrial design and copyright practices. As registered Patent and Trademark agents, we also have privilege with our clients.

Daniel S. SherPatent Agent / Trademark Agent
B.Sc. (Biochemistry, Carleton, 1975)
M.Sc. (Chemistry, Carleton, 1979)
LL.B. (Ottawa, 1984)
Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario)
Reg’d Trademark Agent, Canada, 1987
Reg’d Patent Agent, Canada, 1988

Specialization: Chemistry, Biotechnology and Related Fields, Trademarks

Kevin M. O'BrienPatent Agent / Trademark Agent
B. Eng. (Mech. Eng., Carleton, 1988)
Reg’d Patent Agent, Canada, 1990
Reg’d Trademark Agent, Canada, 2000
I.P.I.C., I.N.T.A.

Specialization: Mechanical Engineering, Trademarks and Related High Technology Fields

Shauna M.A. PaulPatent Agent / Trademark Agent
B. Eng. (Aerospace Eng. , Carleton , 2000)
M.A.Sc. (Electrical Eng. , Carleton , 2002)
Reg’d Patent Agent, Canada , 2004;
Reg’d Trademark Agent, Canada, 2014;
I.P.I.C., F.I.C.P.I., I.N.T.A.

Specialization: Aerospace Systems, Control Electrical Engineering, Wireless Systems and Related Fields.

Richard Whissell Trademark Agent
Cert. (Information Systems, Université du Québec en Outaouais)
Reg’d Trademark Agent, Canada, 1999
Previously Trademarks Examiner, CIPO.
I.P.I.C., I.N.T.A.

Specialization: clearance searches, oppositions, general prosecution, geographical indications. Bilingual French/English.

Kevin A. Jarzyna Patent Agent
B. ScE. (Mech. Eng., Queen’s University, 2001)
Reg’d Patent Agent, Canada 2010

Specialization: Mechanical Engineering and Related Fields.

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