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FICPI, The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys

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Ms. Toni Ashton

Ms. Toni
FICPI Emeritus Member


Toni is a retired Counsel, Marks & Clerk, which incorporated Sim Ashton & McKay LLP and Sim & McBurney of which she was a partner. When practising, Toni counselled clients in the selection and availability of trademarks, portfolio management, prosecution, policing of trademarks, opposition and related licensing and packaging issues.

Toni has served as the Chair of the National Intellectual Property Committee of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA); as a Board member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and its Executive Committee; as Chair of the Trademark Section of the CET at FICPI; as a member of the University of Akron School of Law IP Advisory Council; as Chair of the Trademark Joint Liaison Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), and is currently the Special Reporter, Trademarks and Designs for FICPI.

In addition, Toni has contributed to LexisNexis publications including Hughes on Trademarks; Intellectual Property/Commercial Transactions, Canadian Forms and Precedents, and Halsburys Laws of Canada: Trademarks, Passing Off and Unfair Competition. She also contributed to IP Benchbook—-Trademarks.

Toni has been included in the Best Lawyers in Canada; The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; Expert Guides— Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law; Chambers and Partners; International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers and International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; Canadian Who’s Who and was Martindale-Hubbell rated.

Regional Qualifications

Admitted to the Bar of Ontario (1975)

Registered Trade-mark Agent, Canada

Academic Qualifications

B.A., University of Toronto (1970)

J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School (1973)

Country of practice


Country/Region of membership


Associated Commissions

FICPI Members of Honour

Associated CET Commissions

CET Executive 2018-2021
CET 1 Trade Marks

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