Stephanie Chong practices exclusively in the area of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on the strategic acquisition, management and enforcement of trademark and other IP rights. Stephanie advises entities ranging from small-and medium-sized enterprises to large multi-nationals. She represents clients in proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board, as well as the Ontario and Federal Courts. Stephanie is also a registered trademark agent. In addition to her years of experience in private practice, Stephanie also had the opportunity to serve as Interim Counsel, Patents and Trademarks, for one of Canada’s largest pharmaceutical companies.
Stephanie serves in leadership positions in various professional organizations, notably the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, of which she is currently serving as President (the first member of the BIPOC community to serve in that role). She is frequently invited to speak on various IP topics, and has written many articles and academic papers for both national and international publications including authoring a chapter for a textbook on IP litigation. One of Stephanie’s papers was cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Harvard Mouse case, Harvard College v. Canada (Commissioner of Patents),  4 S.C.R. 45. The results of her research for her Masters of Law degree were published in The Trademark Reporter.
When not practicing law, Stephanie volunteers for various community initiatives and actively mentors young lawyers and law students.