Robert Fashler

Counsel
Law office of Vanguard Intellectual Property LLP

Languages: English

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Rob has been practising law since 1980 and has been a Canadian trademark agent since 1984. Rob has deep experience with intangible property and technology. This includes the establishment and structuring of proprietary rights, the commercialization of intangible assets, the enforcement of rights, and dispute resolution on a local, national and international basis.

Practice Areas

Aviation Law, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law, Life Science Law, Mining Industry, Technology Industry, Trade-mark Law.

Professional Experience

Rob Fashler, FCIArb., is counsel in the Vancouver office of Vanguard IP LLP, practising in the fields of intellectual property and technology law.
Rob has been practising law since 1980 and has been a Canadian trademark agent since 1984. Rob has deep experience with intangible property and technology. This includes the establishment and structuring of proprietary rights, the commercialization of intangible assets, the enforcement of rights, and dispute resolution on a local, national and international basis.
Rob has significant experience in various industry sectors, including, e-business, software, computer equipment, beauty and cosmetics, automotive, aviation, mining, forestry, telecommunications, clean technology, education, government, food, finance, alcoholic beverages, life sciences, retailing, and consumer products.
Rob has unique capabilities in arbitrating and mediating disputes involving IP and technology. He is an arbitrator and mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, Resolution Canada, and the National Arbitration Forum. Rob has served on numerous panels determining domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (CDRP) of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA).

Arbitration Experience

On the dispute side, Rob Fashler has represented the successful parties in numerous challenging disputes.

On the commercial side, Mr. Fashler has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IP/IT contracts. He also acts as the chief intellectual property counsel on asset acquisitions and financings.

He is frequently called on by clients to provide high-level strategic advice that encompasses a variety of key issues, such as the design of international ownership and licensing structures.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Member of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Member of International Trademark Association
  • Member of National Arbitration Forum
  • Member of Resolution Canada

Rob Fashler has been an adjunct professor with Osgoode Hall Law School serving as the British Columbia Regional Director and a local instructor for Osgoode Hall’s LL.M. in E-Business Program.

Recognition:
Canadian Who’s Who, 2010
Best Lawyers in Canada 2010, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law
Lexpert, Technology, Computer and Information Technology Law

Academic Qualifications

McGill University, B.A., 1976
University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1980

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