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Stephanie Melnychuk assists clients with all aspects of identifying, protecting, and benefiting from their intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on prosecuting patent applications in the chemical, clean technologies, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device fields. She has experience in preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications, industrial design applications, and trademark applications. Stephanie is a registered Canadian patent and trademark agent and is registered to represent Canadian residents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Stephanie represents a broad client base ranging from startup companies to universities and international corporations. She is passionate about obtaining the most strategic intellectual property protection for her clients. She enjoys working for startup companies who require creative intellectual property for a host of technologies, including: sporting goods, apparel, medical devices, pharmaceutical and veterinary products, chemical processes, pesticides, and many others.
Stephanie is a graduate from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Biochemistry (2008) and a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry (2012). Stephanie specialized in Physical Organic Chemistry. Her research was primarily focused on the metal-catalyzed decontamination of chemical warfare agents and the decomposition of oligonucleotides and RNA and DNA models. She has co-authored and published several academic papers in peer reviewed journals on those topics.
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Canadian Bar Association
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- Chair of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch), Intellectual Property and Technology Section
- Intellectual Property of Canada Life Sciences Committee
- International Trademark Association Public and Media Relations Committee (INTA)
- Intellectual Property Owners Women in IP Law Committee
- Registrability of Geographical Place Names as Trademarks in Canada
- Offensive Trademarks as Free Speech: a Canadian Perspective
- GPPH: More Than a Two Lane (Patent Prosecution) Highway
- Canadian Federal Courts Consider When “Prior Use” Invalidates a Patent
- New top-level domains are coming to a browser near you – how to protect your trademark in view of these changes
- From purple candy bar wrappers to red sole shoes: the increasing commercial significance of colour marks
- “Drug Dosage Regimes and Patent-Eligible Subject Matter in Canada” published in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review in 2013
- “Registrability of Geographical Place Names as Trademarks in Canada” published in the IPO Law Journal in April, 2016
Intellectual Property Workshop with Small Business BC
March 24, 2017
- 13th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, Prediction Markets for Climate Technologies (September, 2012)