Ms. Coleen Morrison

Country/Region of practice
About me

Coleen is a registered Canadian Trademark Agent and a practicing Barrister and Solicitor. She possesses a wide range of prosecution, opposition, IP litigation and mediation experience not only in trademarks but extending to all fields of IP including domain names, copyright and industrial design. Coleen has particular expertise in Canadian Trademark Opposition and cancellation matters having handled well over 1,000 of these cases.

Early in her career Coleen spent a brief period with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) representing Canada and CIPO, nationally and internationally, at the first consultative meetings on domain names and trademarks. Her involvement in International IP law, including domain names and IP treaties such as the Madrid Protocol and Singapore Agreement continues to date.



Coleen joined a large International firm in 1997, became a Partner in 2000 and served as Managing Principal – Trademarks from 2001 to 2017. She also took on the role of Senior Principal from 2014-2017.



Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, St. Francis Xavier University Masters of Science Candidate Biological Oceanography, Dalhousie University Juris Doctor, Dalhousie University Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)

Experience & Qualifications

Professional Experience
  • Industrial designs and copyright counselling
  • Trade mark counselling
  • Trade mark litigation
  • Trade mark oppositions
  • Trade mark prosecution

Roles in FICPI

  • President
  • CET 1 Trade Marks

    CET Group 1 deals with all issues that are related with trade mark registration, prosecution, maintenance and protection.

    The group's field of work includes national trade marks, EU trade marks and international trade marks in accordance with the Madrid Agreement and Protocol, with a special focus on the harmonisation of laws at international and national level. FICPI’s focus is to improve the legal position of brand owners and facilitate the work of trade mark practitioners.

    In addition, as the group has a high understanding of the interaction of trade marks with other IP and related rights and the importance of Internet for trade mark owners. There is a special focus on geographical indications and domain names.


  • Member