Associate announcement

Andrea C. Kroetch joins Smart & Biggar

October 10, 2012

Andrea Kroetch’s practice focusses on litigation in all areas of intellectual property, trade-mark prosecution and opposition, and issues related to IP licensing and management, particularly in the area of trade-marks. She also provides advice on contest rules and general Canadian labelling requirements.

Ms. Kroetch has significant experience in matters relating to international intellectual property, primarily in the area of conflict of laws and in the legal issues involved in cross-border litigation, including questions of adjudicative jurisdiction and choice of law.

During her undergraduate, graduate and legal studies, Ms. Kroetch received several awards and scholarships, including entrance into the Dean’s Course on Legal Research and Writing, the 2012 Osgoode Society Prize for Canadian Legal History (awarded to the top 15 graduating students in each of Ontario’s law schools) and the 2007-2008 Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Faculty of Law Entrance Scholarship.

Ms. Kroetch holds a B.Sc. Hons. (Genetics, International Relations) from the University of Western Ontario, an M.A. (International Affairs, Specialization in International Institutions and Global Governance) from Carleton University and a J.D. from the University of Ottawa.

Smart & Biggar

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law. With offices across Canada, and over 100 lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents, we are the largest firm focused purely on IP and related specialty areas. For over 100 years, we have remained devoted to protecting our clients' intellectual property and technology assets. Whether we are advising an innovative company on patent strategy or infringement issues, providing counsel on brand protection and enforcement, or handling the IP aspects of a corporate transaction, we provide clients with solutions to protect, enforce and leverage their IP.

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Andrea C. Kroetch

Smart & Biggar

Law School

University of Ottawa

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Intellectual Property