Karen Chow is an associate in our National Intellectual Property Group in Vancouver. Her practice spans the breadth of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, and trade secrets.
Karen has diverse experience in intellectual property law, including preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark, and industrial design applications. She has conducted patentability, trademark availability, and freedom to operate searches across a variety of disparate fields. She has specific experience in navigating intellectual property disputes, such as opposition proceedings, section 45 proceedings, and litigation in the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Karen trained and practiced at two intellectual property firms in Vancouver. Karen brings unique insight into the Canadian drug regulatory process through her prior experience with the Office of Patented Medicines and Liaison (OPML) at Health Canada, as well as in her prior role as a Scientific Review Officer in the Access to Information Unit of the Health Products and Food Branch.
Karen earned her B.A. & Sc. in Chemistry and Sociology from McGill University in 2015, and her J.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2018. Karen was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2019.
Karen is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and volunteers her time with their Women Lawyers Forum’s Mentoring Program Committee, as well as their Law Student Mentorship Program.