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Lorraine is a Toronto, Canada lawyer and trade-mark agent. Lorraine is licensed to practice Ontario and Canadian federal law; she is also a registered Canadian trade-mark agent. Her personal Twitter account is @lorrainefleck, and her firm Twitter’s account is @fleckchumak.com.
Lorraine assists clients in diverse industries with advertising and marketing, contest, copyright, information technology, licensing and distribution, packaging and labeling, privacy, trademark law and trade secret issues.
Lorraine is an active member of a number of legal organizations, including the International Trade-mark Association (INTA), where she has been a member of the Security Interests Sub-committee (2006 – 2009) as well as the Internet Committee’s Governance Sub-Committee (2010 – 2011). She has been a member of the INTA Bulletin’s United States & Canada Law & Practice Subcommittee since 2012. Lorraine was an active executive member of the Licensing Executive Society’s (LES) Toronto Chapter, having served as Chair for the 2012 – 2013 term in addition to other executive positions since 2010. She has also served as a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Information Technology & Intellectual Property Section Executive since 2011, most recently as Vice-Chair for the 2014-2015 term.
In addition to founding and publishing the IP Address blog, which is listed in Justia.com’s IP blog directory and was selected as IP Osgoode’s Pick of the Week in September 2009, Lorraine has been quoted in legal publications and also contributes to the Canadian Bar Association’s Quarterly Case Summaries on Canadian intellectual property law. She is an invited co-author of the Intellectual Property chapter in the book Social Media and Internet Law – Forms and Precedents, published by LexisNexis in May 2014, and co-chaired and presented at a June, 2015 Ontario Bar Association conference based on the same publication. Her commentary has been published in Oxford University Press’ Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice and on the IP Osgoode and namesmash blogs. Lorraine also manages the LinkedIn group Canadian Copyright and Trade-mark Law. A full list of Lorraine’s legal commentary and presentations can be found here. Lorraine’s interests outside of law include cuisine, design, photography, surfing, travel, wine and yoga.