our trademark agents

All of our registered trademark agents are recognized to practice before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. They are also recognized to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Each agent specializes in trademark protection and enforcement and intellectual property portfolio management.

Our agents regularly advise on a variety of complex trademark issues, both in Canada and internationally through a network of qualified associates. These complex issues include trademark searching, filing, prosecution, registration, opposition, and cancellation.

Coastal Intellectual Property Agenttanya reitzel

Tanya has over 15 years of experience in the field of intellectual property.  In 1993, she graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts and later completed a two-year legal program with honours from what is now Capilano University. In her qualifying year, Tanya was the recipient of the Education Foundation Prize for receiving the highest results in Canada on the trademark agent qualifying examination.

She currently presents seminars on the importance of intellectual property in today’s marketplace both independently, and through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s Bank of Speakers Program.

Tanya both instructed and helped to develop the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s online trademark agent training programs. She also shared her expertise as an instructor for Vancouver Community College’s intellectual property course.

As a fellow member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Tanya is Co-Chair of the Trademark Legislation Committee. She also sits on the Canada Amicus Subcommittee for the International Trademark Association, and is a member of both the Patent and Trademark Association of British Columbia and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.

In her spare time Tanya is kept busy by her young son, but also manages to find time to golf with her husband, play softball, and read for pleasure. She especially enjoys the Kurt Wallander series written by Henning Mankel.

You can contact Tanya by email at tanya@coastalip.com

You can contact Tanya by email at tanya@coastalip.com

 

Coastal Intellectual Property Agentpenny brady

Prior to joining Coastal Trademark Services, Penny worked for two large intellectual property law firms earning her a wealth of experience managing domestic and international trademark portfolios, ranging from electronics to financial services, amongst many others.

She is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Patent and Trademark Association of British Columbia, the International Trademark Association, and the Professional Women’s Network.

Penny, her young son, and her husband are big fans of the Vancouver Canucks. When she is not watching her son or the Canucks play hockey, Penny likes to cook, read, and occasionally ski and golf.

You can contact Penny by email at penny@coastalip.com

 

Coastal Intellectual Property Agentdeanna shannon

Deanna has been with Coastal Trademark Services since 2002. Prior to joining Coastal Trademark Services, Deanna worked for two Vancouver firms in the areas of trademarks and entertainment law. She has over thirteen years of experience in the field of intellectual property, specializing in trade mark prosecution as well as domestic and international intellectual property portfolio management. 

She both instructed and helped to develop the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s online trademark agent training programs.

As an associate member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Deanna sits on the Trademark Agent Training Committee, the International Trademark Issues Committee and the Trademark Legislation Committee. She is also a member of the Patent and Trademark Association of British Columbia and the International Trademark Association.

When Deanna is not at the office she can be found chasing after her three young girls. She is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys jogging and crossfit.  She recently completed her first full marathon. Deanna is also our resident pop culture enthusiast.

You can contact Deanna by email at deanna@coastalip.com

 

Coastal Intellectual Property Agentjennifer dove

Jennifer has over ten years of experience in the intellectual property field. Prior to joining Coastal Trademark Services, Jennifer worked for a national intellectual property firm, gaining expertise in all aspects of the trademark process. She has extensive experience providing clearance opinions, filing and prosecuting trademark applications, and managing domestic and international trademark portfolios. 

Jennifer is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and serves on the Trademark Administrators Committee. She also serves on the Young Practitioners Committee for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, and is a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade.

After graduating from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in criminology and psychology, Jennifer went on to complete a two-year paralegal program at Capilano University. She has been Registered Trademark Agent since 2009. 

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys going for walks with her dog, cheering on the Canucks, and watching Survivor. 

You can contact Jennifer by email at jenn@coastalip.com

 

 

our support team 

Robyn - Coastal Trademark Support Team

Robyn Pekar

In 2006, Robyn moved to beautiful British Columbia from Kitchener, Ontario to attend Simon Fraser University. She joined Coastal Trademark Services as a part-time trademark assistant in 2008 while still attending University. After graduating in 2011, Robyn joined the Coastal Trademark Services team full time.

Robyn is passionate about literature, photography, cinema, and cardigans.

You can contact Robyn by email at robyn@coastalip.com

 

 

 

Kristy - Coastal Trademark Support Team

Kristy Larson

Kristy joined Coastal Trademark Services in April 2012 with eight years of administrative experience. For over a year and a half she has been an integral part of the Coastal team as the Office Administrator. Her superior management of day-to day operations ensures that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. She is currently taking a 2-year program to further her knowledge of accounting and various office practices. In her spare time Kristy enjoys watching Canucks games, reading, writing, and playing with her niece. 

You can contact Kristy by email at kristy@coastalip.com