Amy Fong is a counsel in our National Intellectual Property and Technology Group in Vancouver. Her practice covers a broad range of intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright and domain names. She conducts patentability and trademark availability evaluations, prepares and prosecutes patent and trademark applications, handles trademark opposition proceedings, advises clients on intellectual property enforcement and infringement issues, and manages their intellectual property portfolios globally. She also counsels clients on technology transfers and licensing.
As a registered patent agent and trade-mark agent, Amy has helped to obtain patent and trademark protection for clients in a wide range of industries, including software, electronics, transportation, clean-tech, telecommunications, imaging, medical, consumer product, food and beverage, hospitality, mining, and entertainment industries. Her engineering physics degree and her prior engineering and software development work experience enable her to work closely with engineers to identify aspects of their innovations which are suitable for intellectual property protection and monetization. Working with a diverse group of clients ranging from tech start-ups to more established corporations, Amy adapts her approach to meet each client’s needs.
Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Amy practiced at a leading intellectual property boutique firm, where she honed her skills in patent and trademark prosecution and other intellectual property matters. Following law school, she served as a law clerk at the Federal Court in Ottawa. She has also guest lectured on intellectual property law at the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.
Amy received a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics (Computer Science Option) from the University of British Columbia in 2002 and an LL.B., from the University of Victoria in 2005. She was called to the British Columbia bar in 2007 and was recognized for practice before the Canadian Patent Office and Canadian Trademark Office in 2008, and the United States Patent Office in 2009.
Amy is an active member of her community and was a nominee for the 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in the Community Champion category in recognition of her volunteer efforts and community leadership with cloth diapering advocacy and poverty relief organizations.