With an engineering background in systems design, Yolande brings scientific knowledge and intellectual property skills to help clients navigate the regulatory complexities of the life sciences and technology sectors.
Yolande advises clients with regulated products in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food industries. She has in-depth knowledge across a broad range of areas, including market access, reimbursement, supply chain management, research and design, product licensing, labelling and advertising, product recalls and corrective actions, as well as privacy matters.
In addition to her food and drug regulatory experience, Yolande advises on intellectual property and related transactions, including the acquisition, enforcement and exploitation of patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs. She regularly helps clients manage the risks related to their intellectual property assets and has extensive experience drafting, filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, as well as advising on the validity, patentability and infringement of intellectual property rights.
Yolande is a registered trademark agent in Canada.
Yolande has worked with leading international companies to support regulatory and intellectual property aspects of their operations in Canada, including advertising, intellectual property protection and enforcement, privacy, confidentiality, relationships with healthcare providers and regulators, market access, compliance and the development of standard operating procedures and policy manuals regarding the same. She also regularly supports clients in drafting and negotiating agreements relating to supply and distribution, intellectual property licensing, procurement, clinical trials, research and development, co-promotion, marketing and confidentiality.
Recognition and Awards
Yolande is a member of MedTech Canada (allied), the Food and Drug Law Institute and the Licensing Executives Society.
In the community, Yolande acts as program faculty for the Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Cannabis Law and Regulation on “The Regulatory Framework as it Applies to Medical Cannabis.”