Andrea Rush is a member of the law societies of Ontario and Quebec, and a registered patent and trademark agent, recognized by Chambers Global, Best Lawyers in Canada, WTR, and Who’s Who Legal.
Andrea was appointed by the federal government to a business services SAGIT re NAFTA, an expert committee on domain names, and has served on Stanford University’s Advisory Program on Law Science and Technology. As lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada (communication of content over the internet, fair dealing) the Federal Court of Appeal (trademark appeals and judicial review proceedings) and Copyright and Trademarks Opposition Boards, Andrea has represented international trade associations and global brand owners.
Currently the chair of ALAI (Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale) Toronto, Andrea received the Continuing Professional Development Long-Term Achievement Award from the Law Society in 2015 and was appointed by WIPO to the Center’s List of Mediators and Arbitrators in 2016.
Andrea is a graduate of the national program in law, McGill University. Proficient in French, she completed her LL.M. program as a Duff Rinfret Scholar, in the civil law section of Ottawa U, a program of the Department of Justice, Canada. She has taught intellectual property law and business at Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.M., ecommerce program) and OCAD University.