News & Recognition
George Kondor was born and raised in Prince George. He has been practicing with the firm since his call to the Bar in 1994. George studied at McGill University, the University of British Columbia, and at Hastings College of the Law, University of California.
George has a wide-ranging patent and trademark practice and is particularly involved in:
- preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in Canada, the US and elsewhere – primary recent technical areas of experience include biomedical devices, veterinary products, diagnostics, biomechanical and biomedical engineering and also forestry and wood materials handling and manufacturing processes
- patent and trademark validity and infringement opinions and freedom-to-operate and design-around recommendations
- intellectual property competitive intelligence
- intellectual property-related aspects of sophisticated commercial transactions, including due diligence investigations and opinions
- technology transfer and licensing agreements
George is a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and supports and participates in the activities of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO), the Patent and Trademark Association of British Columbia (PTABC) and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association (CCCA).
George serves his profession and the intellectual property community generally as an educator, coach and mentor to lawyers, law students and the general public. As an active supporter and volunteer of the BC branch of the Canadian Bar Association, George currently serves on the CBABC’s Professional Development Committee and is also a member of the CBABC Annual Branch Conference Organizing Committee. George is a member of the CBA’s National Intellectual Property Section, and of the CBABC’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section. George also provides pro bono counsel and mentoring to individual BC lawyers as a member of the CBABC’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Practice Advisory Panel.
In educating lawyers and law students about IP law, George has presented at various CPD events, seminars and conferences, both locally and nationally. He has been a guest instructor on IP law topics at UBC, UVIC and BCIT. He is a participant in the CBABC/UBC Law School Student Mentorship Program, which provides students with an early inside perspective on the legal profession and an opportunity to begin to build contact networks within the BC legal community. George has also been an active career-long participant in the CBABC’s Lawyer Referral Service and provides pro bono IP legal advice to several charitable and non-profit organizations.
Away from his legal practice, George enjoys spending time with his young family. He is active in his community in a number of ways, and perhaps most notably as a musician and musical administrator. George plays violin with the West Coast Symphony and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, which provides the highest level of orchestral training to 300 young musicians in BC each year through 4 separate orchestras. He also enjoys auto racing and is an avid wine fan.
George was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014.
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Canadian Bar Association
- Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
- International Trademark Association (INTA)