Lisa Statt Foy
Lisa Statt Foy
Lawyer, Trademark Agent
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Lisa Statt Foy is a Calgary-based lawyer and trademark agent providing services in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, trusts, and intellectual property. Lisa is a trademark agent licensed to not only file and prosecute Canadian trademark applications, but also licensed to file and prosecute United States trademark applications for Canadian clients. As an estate lawyer and an intellectual property lawyer, she is uniquely qualified to assist with succession planning: ensuring a seamless transition of wealth, business assets and technology for high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurial families, business owners and successful professionals. 

Lisa’s trademark and intellectual property practice covers many different industries and geographic areas. Because Lisa is qualified to file and prosecute trademark applications in both Canada and the United States, her clients frequently have cross-border interests and issues, including internet based businesses, online retailers and brand owners with global interests. As a trusted advisor, Lisa routinely works with counsel all over the world to protect and enforce her clients’ interests. Lisa’s extensive global network of professionals allows her to assist clients with issues transcending conventional borders.

Lisa was selected for articles of clerkship with both the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, providing her with a unique perspective and experience in legal analysis, advocacy and persuasive writing.  

Clients seek Lisa’s counsel in many different areas, including:

  • Drafting Wills, Enduring Power of Attorneys and Personal Directives
  • Estate probate and estate administration
  • Trust drafting and administration
  • Succession planning
  • Estate planning, including for blended families
  • Intergenerational wealth and technology transfer
  • Incapacitated (represented) adults
  • Trademark protection, enforcement and licensing
  • Intellectual property protection, enforcement and licensing, including copyright law
  • Internet law  

Lisa is a course instructor: educating other lawyers in the areas of advanced Will drafting, estate administration and digital assets through the Legal Education Society of Alberta. Lisa has also been a guest lecturer in Intellectual Property at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), Mount Royal University, and the Alberta Association of Architects.  

Outside the Office

Lisa is a former explorer, having lived and worked all over the world, including Europe, Australia and Israel. However, Lisa now most enjoys quiet weekends spent with her family. 

Legal Education Society
Instructor: Advanced Will and Trust Drafting Course
Legal Education Society of Alberta
Instructor: Drafting your First Will
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Wills and Trusts (South)
2005 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Intellectual Property & Technology (South)
2005 - Present
Law Society of Alberta
2005 - Present
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Elder Law Section (South)
Executive Committee
2007 - 2009
Canadian Bar Association
2005 - Present
Calgary Bar Association
2005 - Present
Listed Intellectual Property Law
The Best Lawyers™ in Canada
2019 - 2020
Judges' Bronze Medal in Law
University of Alberta Faculty of Law
William Morrow Essay Prize
Alberta Law Review
Alberta Law Reform Institute
Research Assistant
2002 - 2004
International Ombudsman Institute
2002 - 2004
Student Legal Services
Case Worker
2001 - 2004
November 2019
Buzz Kill: Cannabis Branding + Packaging Restrictions in Canada
Keeping Up With Cannabis
In the excitement of Canadian cannabis legalization, many overlooked that cannabis legislation is in fact focused on controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis in Canada to achieve three objectives: Protect young pers...
March 14, 2019
Buzz Kill: Additional Considerations When Advising Clients on Their Cannabis-Related Trademarks
Canadian Bar Association - Intellectual Property + Technology Section
September 2018
The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
28 Field Law Lawyers Recognized
Field Law is proud to announce that 28 of our lawyers have been included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada. These lawyers have been recognized in 17 service areas, resulting in a total of 36 rankings.Among the 28 Field Law l...
July 2016
Why Every Parent in Alberta Should Have a Will
As a young, healthy parent, you may believe that having a Will is the last thing on a long priority list. However, while a Will is vital for everyone, those with children should be particularly mindful of the primary importance of h...
March 2016
Four Reasons You Should File Now
Considering the changes that are planned for Canadian trademark laws, there are several benefits to Canadian business owners reviewing their brands and trademarks, and applying for protection now. 1) Lower Application and Registration Fe...
February 2016
Why You Should Act Now to Protect Your Intellectual Property in Canada
Significant amendments to Canada’s Trademarks Act (the “Act”) have been passed, but are not yet in effect. The legislative changes are rumoured to come into effect sometime in early 2018, which – if filed soon may...
November 2014
Canada's New Trademark Law and What it Means for Business
The Medium
Through sweeping legislation smuggled in by means of an omnibus budget bill, Canada’s trademark registration regime will be changed more dramatically than at any time in the last 50 years. The changes are giving trademark agen...
October 2013
Going into Business? Give Careful Thought to Selecting and Protecting Your Business Name
You should choose your business name with care, because the name of the corporation or the name under which a service or product will be sold has the potential to be a valuable asset of your business. Unless you take steps at the outset to select ...
May 2013
Is There Life After Death for Your Digital Assets
Digital assets. It is a phrase that is currently trending among legal commentators and Canadians alike. Some argue that it is a critical topic for any estate plan. Others feel it has no place in an estate planning meeting. So, what is the answer?T...
March 2013
Is There Life After Death for Your Digital Assets?
Digital assets. It is a phrase that is currently trending among legal commentators and Canadians alike. Some argue that it is a critical topic for any estate plan. Others feel it has no place in an estate planning meeting. So, what is the answer?T...
June 2012
Do You Own Your Business Name?
You’ve obtained a name search at Corporate Registry, reviewed a NUANS report, and registered your corporation at the federal or provincial corporate registry. You may have even registered your trade name. So, you own your...
Winter 2012
Display of a Trade-mark on a Website
TSA Stores Inc. v. Registrar of Trade-marks   In this recent decision, the impugned trademark registrations were registered solely for retail store services. The registered owner had previously used the impugned marks in associ...
October 2011
Duties of Decision Makers Acting Under Enduring Power of Attorneys and Personal Directives
Enduring Power of Attorneys and Personal Directives are becoming increasingly important documents - and we strongly recommend that our clients prepare such documents to ensure that a decision maker is appointed in the event that our client becomes inca...
Spring 2011
Business Owners Beware
Although trade-mark scams are not new, they seem to be increasing in frequency and sophistication. Several of our clients that own company names, brand names or trade-marks have received correspondence from domain name registra...
Spring 2011
You Be the Judge: Canadian Trademark Battles
One of the most important steps in the trademark registration process is “Opposition”. Anyone who opposes registration of a trademark may file a Statement of Opposition based on one of the following grounds: the ap...
Winter 2011
A Caution to Personal Representatives of an Estate
It may be an honour to be considered for appointment as Executor in a Will; however, before agreeing to act, you should understand the obligations and responsibilities of this important role. An Executor of a Will (a “Persona...
December 2010
Google AdWords/Adsense policy
September 2010
What every Business Owner Must Know About Trade-Marks
Did you know that in 2006 the Coca Cola trademark was worth $67 billion US? The Microsoft trade-mark trailed behind at $56.9 billion US, and the IBM trade-mark came in third at $56.2 billion US. In fact, in 2006, the top 40 global t...
Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners, 2018, Diploma
United States, 2013, Trade Mark Agent
Canada, 2008, Trade Mark Agent
University of Alberta, 2004, Bachelor of Laws, Bronze Medalist
University of Alberta, 1994, Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction