Christine Hicks is a lawyer, patent agent and trademark agent in our Canmore office with over 25 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property law.
Christine’s practice is a balance between patent, trademark, and design work. In the area of patents and designs, she has extensive experience in filing and prosecuting patent and industrial design applications in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. She handles patent applications in a wide range of technical areas with particular experience in medical devices.
Christine handles all aspects of trademark law and prosecution including trademark clearance, portfolio management, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, enforcement, oppositions, cancellation proceedings and licensing. She has appeared before the Trademark Opposition Board and before the Federal Court in relation to both patent and trademark matters.
Value to Clients
“My overriding focus is to work with clients to develop and implement intellectual property strategies that add value to their businesses. This involves engaging with clients to identify their business objectives - whether it’s market exclusivity, reducing infringement risk, revenue from licensing royalties, attracting capital or acquiring intangible assets of value for subsequent sale – and then delivering high-quality intellectual property services to meet those objectives.”
Outside the Office
As an avid cross-country and back-country skier, trail runner, rock climber, sailor and cyclist, Christine splits her leisure time between the mountains and the ocean.
Registered Patent Agent in Canada
1995 - Present
Registered Trademark Agent in Canada
1996 - Present
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Canadian Patent Reporter
1999 - 2000