Meredith Bacal

Meredith Rae Bacal

Meredith Bacal

Associate
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:
416-703-1100
Fax:
416-703-7422
Email:

Meredith is an associate and trademark agent at Gilbert’s LLP. Her practice focuses on media, entertainment, and technology litigation. She also co-chairs the firm’s trademark prosecution group.

Meredith’s clients laud her for her efficiency, responsiveness, and practical approach to problem solving.

Meredith was lead counsel on one of the highest moral rights awards in Canadian copyright jurisprudence (Lorenz v Northland Art et al) and was second chair for the successful party in Wiseau Studio et al v Harper, which lifted the plaintiffs’ ex parte injunction and provided guidance on fair dealing for documentary film makers.

While she loves the Mad Men-inspired renovation of the firm’s office, Meredith is often away from her desk living the litigator’s life: wheelie bag in hand en route to conduct an out of court examination or argue a motion. Meredith has extensive arbitration experience and has appeared before the Superior Court, Federal Court, and Divisional Court.

On the weekend, you can find Meredith eating a sandwich at St. Lawrence Market or at a yoga studio meditating on her next dark beer.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Civil litigation
  • Entertainment litigation
  • Trademark prosecution

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2015

Education

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D.
  • University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    • HBA - 2011
    • Major: Business at the Richard Ivey School of Business

Honours and Awards

  • Ivey Scholar - graduating top 10% in all years of program, 2009 - 2011
  • Deans Honours List, 2007 - 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • May 30, 2017: Technological Protection Measures – they are no game: Nintendo of America Inc. v King et al, 2017 FC 246 and other considerations in videogame law (ALAI Canada event)
  • February 26, 2018: Guest lecturer on copyright and trademark law at OCAD (Seminar: IP: Getting Value From Your Creativity)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • ALAI Canada (International Literary and Artistic Association), Toronto Steering Committee Member