Amy Lynne Croll
Amy’s practice focuses on trademark portfolio management for both domestic and international clients. She advises clients on all aspects of brand development, protection and management. Amy has expertise in complex clearance and registrability opinions and manages all domestic and foreign trademark filings and prosecution. On a pro bono basis, Amy regularly advises small businesses on how they can properly use and mark their trademarks.
Amy also specializes in domain name dispute issues and represents clients before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). Amy is an active member of the International Trademark Associations Internet Committee.
Amy is a registered trademark agent with the Canadian Trademarks Office.
• International Trademark Association (INTA) – Internet Committee – WHOIS Sub-Committee
• Young Business Professionals of the National Capital (YBN-NC)
• Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI)
• Carleton University Alumni Association – President, Law Society Chapter
Gregory K. Pang
Gregory Pang assists Croll & Co as counsel in addition to running his own law practice. He is a sole practitioner who Croll & Co. retains on an as-need basis to provide services in the area of trademark law.
Gregory’s experience in trademark law includes drafting licence agreements, conducting registrability searches, drafting search reports, filing and prosecuting Canadian applications, assisting in the filing and prosecuting of U.S. applications, drafting and responding to demand and cease & desist letters, assisting in negotiations in respect to trademark disputes and matters before the Trade-marks Opposition Board, and advising clients on protecting and defending their trademark rights. Aside from trademark law, Gregory also practises corporate/commercial law, having experience in incorporating businesses, corporate governance, and drafting various business contracts.
Gregory obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2000 from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Laws in 2008 from the University of Ottawa, where he graduated cum laude. He was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2009 and is a registered Trade-mark Agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Prior to his law career, Gregory was a freelance writer and worked in the film and television industry for four years.
In giving back to the community, Gregory acts as pro bono counsel for re-Cycles Community Bicycle Shop.
Valerie Silva has extensive experience counseling clients with respect to defending and protecting their trademark rights in trademark opposition and expungement proceedings, including preparing and negotiating complex settlement agreements. Valerie has practical experience and strategic knowledge of the recent practice amendments to trademark oppositions, as implemented by Trademarks Opposition Board.
Valerie has also been involved in trademark litigation matters for clients, including a recent appeal from a decision of the Canadian Trademarks Office to order the expungement of a client’s trademark registrations.
Valerie also has a wide range of experience in reviewing and reporting Canadian and U.S. search results and providing clearance opinions. Valerie also attends to the filing and prosecution of Canadian and foreign trademark applications, and provides clients with strategic advice with respect to their worldwide trademark portfolios.
Valerie has a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) with a double major in Psychology & Law & Society from York University, where she graduated summa cum laude. Valerie also completed her Bachelors of Law at the University of Ottawa, where she graduated cum laude.
Valerie is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) and is also a registered Trademark Agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
During law school, Valerie interned in the legal department of a computer software company advising them on copyright issues and their legal obligations regarding the disclosure of their customers. Valerie has also interned at Environment Canada where she reviewed and drafted regulations for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
• Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)
• International Trademark Association (INTA)
• Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI)
Enid Goldberg is a Senior Paralegal at Croll & Co. Ltd. Enid handles all stages of Canadian trademark prosecution, from filing new trademark applications through to trademark registration and renewal. Enid also assists in the prosecution and maintenance of international trademark portfolios. She reports regularly to our clientele and coordinates with a network of foreign associates regarding trademark status, maintenance, and ongoing trademark protection. In addition, Enid is responsible for managing our firm’s docketing system and maintaining electronic records. Enid works hand-in-hand with our firm’s professional and administrative staff to ensure that our clients’ requirements are handled in a timely and proficient manner.
As Senior Administrator for Croll & Co. Ltd, Rosie Prud’Homme provides administrative support to our firm’s accounting department and assists our trademark professionals by reporting various stages of the trademark process. Rosie is also an integral part of our firm’s business development initiatives. Her expertise in office administration and customer service comes from years of managerial experience and building customer relationships. Rosie’s talents with spreadsheets and record maintenance help our various departments to stay on target.
Marketing and Business Development Coordinator
Protincia Bedzra brings her business development expertise to Croll & Co. Ltd. She assists our firm by introducing our trademark expertise to potential new clients with knowledge and professionalism. Protincia’s keen research and writing skills have contributed to the continued growth of our firm, while at the same time helping our new business clients to protect their brand and valuable intellectual property.