Pablo Tseng 

Associate

Pablo Tseng

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 778.328.1631
e: pablo.tseng@mcmillan.ca

overview

Pablo Tseng is an intellectual property and business law associate based in the firm’s Vancouver office. His practice primarily focuses on: (i) acquiring, commercializing, securing, and enforcing intellectual property rights; (ii) patent prosecution; and (iii) trademark prosecution.

As a business lawyer, Pablo regularly drafts and negotiates commercial and licensing agreements related to intellectual property and technological assets, and performs IP due diligence investigations pertaining to transactional matters.  His clients appreciate his ability to explain complex legal issues in a manner that is easy to understand, and to deliver legal solutions that complement their business needs.

As a patent agent, Pablo drafts and prosecutes patent applications, and has experience in the areas of electro-chemistry, analytical instrumentation, materials science, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, biomaterials science, biotechnology, clean tech, oil and gas, agriculture, and information technology. Pablo also advises clients on patentability, validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate issues, and provides strategic counseling on patent portfolio management.

As a trademark agent, Pablo regularly advises on trademark registrability and trademark portfolio management, prepares and prosecutes trademark applications, and enforces trademark rights. He also handles all aspects of trademark opposition proceedings and expungement proceedings.

In addition to his law degree, Pablo completed his B.Sc. (Honours) in Forensic Science and Chemistry and his M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry. He is published in both the peer-reviewed scientific and legal literature, and his legal work has been referenced by the Parliament of Canada. He has also had the honour of testifying before members of the House of Commons.

Pablo speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. Pablo currently serves as the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section in British Columbia.

Presentations

Intellectual Property Overview
Recent Changes to the IP Landscape in Canada
New Trends and Opportunities in the Canadian Cannabis Industry
What Not to Do: Master Class in Slowing Growth, Helping Competitors, and Making Exits Harder
Medical Cannabis: New Markets, New Opportunities
IP Practitioner Roundtable (Panelist)
IP Updates
Meeting 120
Out with the "Old", in with the "New"
Blockchain, ICOs, the Sharing Economy, and other Innovations
Chemistry Careers Event (Panelist)
Intellectual Property Audits
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
Intellectual Property and Invention Protection

Publications

What Every Owner of a Registered Canadian Trademark Needs to Know
TOP TWELVE THINGS TO KNOW - New Canadian Trademarks Act June 17, 2019
Trademark "Use" in the Normal Course of Trade: Revisited
Protecting Your Trademarks in the World of Online Retail Platforms
Trademarks: Material Misstatements in Declarations of Use Revisited
PPH Program (Canada and Asia-Pacific Jurisdictions): Annual Update
What Can and Should the Law Do About 'Deepfake': An Update
The Hague System For Industrial Designs is in Force in Canada
Transliteration of Names and Surnames: Revisiting Paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Trade-marks Act
What Can The Law Do About ‘Deepfake'?
What's the use? Federal Court revisits the requirements for use of a trademark in association with goods
Patent Numbers Warn of Decline in Canadian Chemical Innovation
2017 Round-up: Patent Applications related to Data Processing at CIPO
Back to Patent Basics: The FCA re-affirms the Obviousness Test in Canada
Cannabis-related Trade-marks: Take Care in Choosing Correctly
Protection of Inventions Related to the Marijuana Industry
Canada/China Patent Prosecution Highway Program: Three Years in Brief
Domain Name Squatters Lose - Again
A Whiff of Change: Scent Marks as Trademarks

News

Managing Intellectual Property has once again recognized McMillan LLP among the leading Canadian firms in the 2018 edition of IP Stars

Education

  • University of Ottawa, JD - 2012
  • University of Toronto, M.Sc. - 2009
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc. (Hons.) - 2007

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2013

Practices

business law
confidential information
copyright
industrial designs
intellectual property
licensing
patents
technology
trademarks

Industries

biotechnology
cleantech
life sciences
oil and gas
pharmaceuticals
waste treatment
startups and emerging companies
video games and esports

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Chair of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Intellectual Property and Technology Section for British Columbia
  • British Columbia Law Society (Practising Member)
  • Canadian Bar Association (Member)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (Associate)

Media Mentions

  • “Canada set to begin Patent Prosecution Highway pilot program with EU”, Financial Post, November 7, 2014
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Pablo Tseng is an intellectual property and business law associate based in the firm’s Vancouver office. His practice primarily focuses on: (i) acquiring, commercializing, securing, and enforcing intellectual property rights; (ii) patent prosecution; and (iii) trademark prosecution.

As a business lawyer, Pablo regularly drafts and negotiates commercial and licensing agreements related to intellectual property and technological assets, and performs IP due diligence investigations pertaining to transactional matters.  His clients appreciate his ability to explain complex legal issues in a manner that is easy to understand, and to deliver legal solutions that complement their business needs.

As a patent agent, Pablo drafts and prosecutes patent applications, and has experience in the areas of electro-chemistry, analytical instrumentation, materials science, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, biomaterials science, biotechnology, clean tech, oil and gas, agriculture, and information technology. Pablo also advises clients on patentability, validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate issues, and provides strategic counseling on patent portfolio management.

As a trademark agent, Pablo regularly advises on trademark registrability and trademark portfolio management, prepares and prosecutes trademark applications, and enforces trademark rights. He also handles all aspects of trademark opposition proceedings and expungement proceedings.

In addition to his law degree, Pablo completed his B.Sc. (Honours) in Forensic Science and Chemistry and his M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry. He is published in both the peer-reviewed scientific and legal literature, and his legal work has been referenced by the Parliament of Canada. He has also had the honour of testifying before members of the House of Commons.

Pablo speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. Pablo currently serves as the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section in British Columbia.

September 2019
What Every Owner of a Registered Canadian Trademark Needs to Know

Intellectual Property Bulletin

May 2019
Trademark "Use" in the Normal Course of Trade: Revisited

Intellectual Property Bulletin

April 2019
Protecting Your Trademarks in the World of Online Retail Platforms

Intellectual Property Bulletin

January 2019
Trademarks: Material Misstatements in Declarations of Use Revisited

Intellectual Property Bulletin

December 2018
PPH Program (Canada and Asia-Pacific Jurisdictions): Annual Update

Intellectual Property Bulletin

December 2018
What Can and Should the Law Do About 'Deepfake': An Update

Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Bulletin

November 2018
The Hague System For Industrial Designs is in Force in Canada

Intellectual Property Bulletin

October 2018
Transliteration of Names and Surnames: Revisiting Paragraph 12(1)(a) of the Trade-marks Act
March 2018
What Can The Law Do About ‘Deepfake'?

Litigation and Intellectual Property Bulletin

January 2018
Patent Numbers Warn of Decline in Canadian Chemical Innovation

ACCN (Canadian Chemical News)

January 2018
2017 Round-up: Patent Applications related to Data Processing at CIPO

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2017
Cannabis-related Trade-marks: Take Care in Choosing Correctly

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2017
Protection of Inventions Related to the Marijuana Industry

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2017
Canada/China Patent Prosecution Highway Program: Three Years in Brief

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2, 2017
Domain Name Squatters Lose - Again

Intellectual Property Bulletin

November 2013
A Whiff of Change: Scent Marks as Trademarks

The Advocate, 2013, 71: 863-871
(cited as a part of the Reading List of Bill C-8, Combating Counterfeit Products Act, 41st Parliament, 2nd Session).

November 7, 2019
Intellectual Property Overview
CanCham Pearl River Delta Seminar Series
November 6, 2019
Recent Changes to the IP Landscape in Canada
Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys CPD Seminar
July 4, 2019
New Trends and Opportunities in the Canadian Cannabis Industry
Canadian Bar Association IP Section Seminar
April 3, 2019
What Not to Do: Master Class in Slowing Growth, Helping Competitors, and Making Exits Harder
ACETECH CEO Summit
February 21, 2019
Medical Cannabis: New Markets, New Opportunities
Grow Your Assets – Intellectual Property for the Cannabis Industry
February 20, 2019
IP Practitioner Roundtable (Panelist)
FACL BC Mentorship Roundtable and Mixer
October 16, 2018
IP Updates
VGBA Summit North 2018
October 16, 2018
Meeting 120
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
July 5, 2018
Out with the "Old", in with the "New"
Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys CPD Seminar
April 11, 2018
Blockchain, ICOs, the Sharing Economy, and other Innovations
ACETECH CEO Summit
June 20, 2017
Chemistry Careers Event (Panelist)
University of British Columbia – Chemistry Department
April 28, 2016
Intellectual Property Audits
Innovation Boulevard Legal Workshop
July 10, 2015
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
Leisure Talk, Fairchild TV
October 3, 2013
Intellectual Property and Invention Protection
SFU – School of Engineering Science