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Mary G. Griffith

Mary G. Griffith practices in the Toronto office of Maclaren Corlett LLP. She focuses primarily on business law, particularly on legal issues related to advertising, marketing and intellectual property. Her regulatory, advertising and marketing practice covers all product types, including drugs (over-the-counter, prescription, natural health products), food, cosmetics and medical devices. Her practice also includes wills, trusts and estate planning.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University (1975), an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto (1979) and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall (1999). She is also a trademark agent. Mary was called to the bars of Ontario and New York in 2001. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Mary had an extensive business career, holding a number of senior marketing executive positions with major multinational corporations. She is a consultant to Advertising Standards Canada. Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006, Mary has been voted by her peers as one of the leading advertising and marketing lawyers in Canada.

Conference/webinar speaker and writer:

  • Overview of cosmetic claims in the Canadian Market – Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum (US)
  • Unraveling Your Dispute Procedure Options – Ontario Bar Association, Advertising and Marketing Law: Social, Digital and On-Line compliance
  • Current compliance issues: Compliance made easier – Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association
  • Legal ADvice, contests, claims, co-promotions – Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association
  • Assessing the impact of the proposed consumer advertising guidelines for marketed health products on your company’s marketing plans – Canadian Institute
  • Establishing an effective advertising compliance plan under the CPA – Insight ALM
  • An advertising law primer: The A,B,C’s of successfully guiding the ad campaign for legal compliance and avoidance of legal risk – Insight Information Co.
  • How not to lose your shirt: A lawyer’s advice on limiting your liability – Association of Translators and Interpreters
  • Human resources issues for entrepreneurs, – Step Ahead: Women Business Owners Mentoring for Success
  • Successful ad pre-clearance and substantiation: Practical tips from the experts – Canadian Institute Marketing and Advertising Law Conference
  • The role of wills and powers of attorney in financial planning – Lutheran Life Estate Planning Seminar
  • Various client specific advertising and marketing, privacy and competition seminars

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