Jeilah Chan is a fierce advocate for her clients, whether asserting or defending their rights, or negotiating and structuring a deal on their behalf. Clients view Jeilah as “skilled, creative and extremely clever” with “an incredibly high level of competence and a client-oriented approach” (WTR 2020).
Jeilah practices all aspects of intellectual property, representing clients in litigation involving patent, trademark, contract/licensing, trade secret and copyright issues.
Jeilah advises clients on IP issues arising out of M&A transactions, joint ventures and licensing matters. She also advises clients on advertising and labelling, and IP protection, enforcement, commercialization and brand-building strategies.
Chambers Global 2023
"Jeilah is an excellent professional; a client-oriented and pragmatic lawyer with a huge knowledge of IP law." "She knows the business and culture of our company really well, and provides tailored advice based on that."
Jeilah is lead counsel for clients across a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, agriculture, food and beverage, technology, luxury goods, media, telecommunication, and construction technology.
“Jeilah Chan is a shrewd enforcement expert who knows her way around the courtroom.”
Jeilah is the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Intellectual Property Review law journal. She is an active fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, serving on committees and as Past-Chair of the Basics of Law Course. Jeilah is on the advisory board of ChIPs’ (Chiefs In IP) inaugural Canadian Chapter. She is also an active member of the International Trademark Association and the Advocates’ Society.
Jeilah is the author of the Intellectual Property Risk section of the Directors’ Duties in Canada, 7th edition (Lexis Nexis). She is co-author of WTR’s Trademark Litigation Guide (Canada) and WTR’s Best Practice in Litigation Strategies: Global Perspectives. She is a guest lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School (IP LLM) and regularly presents on advocacy and IP topics.