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


Coastal Intellectual Property Agentjennifer dove

Jennifer has worked in the intellectual property field since 2003. She has extensive experience in all aspects of the trademark process, including clearance opinions, filing and prosecuting trademark applications and advising on overall trademark strategy. Her practice also extends to opposition and expungement proceedings and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios.

Jennifer is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and serves on the Trademark Office Practices Committee. She also serves on the Trademark Agent Training Committee for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), and is a member of the Patent and Trademark Association of BC and 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


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 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

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 with a Bachelor of Arts in World Literature, Robyn joined the Coastal Trademark Services team full time.

Robyn is passionate about literature, women’s studies, television, and cardigans. In her spare time she enjoys walking, going to the cinema, craft beer and cuddling her two kittens.

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


Christie - Coastal Trademark Support Team

Christie Carlson

Christie joined Coastal Trademark Services as a part-time trademark assistant in 2014 while attending Capilano University on a full time basis. In 2015 Christie graduated from Capilano University with a Bachelor of Legal Studies. She now works with Coastal as a full-time paralegal and hopes to one day become a Registered Trademark Agent.

She is passionate about fitness, sports, photography and the outdoors. She is also an avid Canucks fan and enjoys attending the games.

You can contact Christie by email at christie@coastalip.com


Sheneece - Coastal Trademark Support Team

Sheneece Krassey

Sheneece graduated from the Capilano University Legal Administrative Program and is the newest member of our team having joined Coastal Trademark Services in May 2016.
She has lived in North Vancouver all her life and enjoys hiking, travelling, and re-reading her favourite Harry Potter books.

You can contact Sheneece by email at sheneece@coastalip.com