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Daphne L. Maravei

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Daphne L. Maravei

  • Smart & Biggar LP
Language(s): English | French

Daphne L. Maravei is a Principal in the firm’s Ottawa Office.

Daphne’s practice focuses on the acquisition, clearance, prosecution, litigation and licensing of trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright. Daphne also counsels clients on portfolio management and filing strategies, and has experience in prosecuting patents in various technical areas, including the energy, life sciences and medical devices sectors. Daphne successfully manages the portfolios of large companies seeking IP protection worldwide.

Daphne’s practice also focuses on the business law aspects of intellectual property and includes the transfer of rights, and conducting in-depth IP due diligence in corporate transactions.

Daphne is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of intellectual property topics and is involved in many teaching activities. Daphne was recently Director of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)/McGill University course titled “Managing Trademark Disputes” and Assistant Director of the IPIC/McGill Advanced Trademarks course entitled “The Trademarks Practitioner”.

Daphne serves on a number of committees including the IPIC/Canadian Intellectual Property Office Joint Liaison Committee and the International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin Committee. Daphne is a former Committee Chair of the INTA Bulletin Law & Practice (North Americas) Subcommittee.


  • News
  • Speaking
  • Industry Involvement
  • In the Media
  • "Trademark Use and The Internet", (co-presenter: Mat Brechtel), webinar, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), March 7, 2024


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada — IPIC (Councillor and Fellow)
  • International Trademark Association — INTA
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property — AIPPI
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association — ECTA


  • Intellectual Property in Business, Encounters with Canada (2020)