MELANIE BAIRD is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Melanie’s diverse commercial litigation practice encompasses intellectual property, professional liability and regulation, class actions, securities, insurance and technology.  Melanie has appeared before all levels of the Ontario and Federal Courts as well as acting as counsel in mediations and private arbitrations.

Melanie’s intellectual property practice includes patent and Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) proceedings, as well as trademark and copyright matters. Melanie has worked extensively with pharmaceutical companies on patent, civil and commercial cases and is intimately familiar with the industry and the business of pharma companies. She is a registered trade-mark agent in Canada.  Melanie previously completed a secondment with the legal marketing and trade-mark departments of Research in Motion Limited (RIM).

Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Melanie practised at another leading Canadian law firm where she gained broad experience in intellectual property litigation as well as public and private mergers and acquisitions involving technology or other significant intellectual property assets, IP and IT licensing and corporate governance with a focus on technology companies. She also completed a secondment to the enforcement branch of the Ontario Securities Commission.

Bar Admissions:
Ontario (2008)
University of Western Ontario (2007) LLB (Distinction – Dean's Honour List)
University of Western Ontario (2004) BSc (Honours with Distinction - Dean's Honour List - Genetics and Media, Information and Technoculture)