IPIC Announces Tamara Céline Winegust as Recipient of the Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award
The Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award is given to a young professional/future leader member of IPIC who has made significant contributions to an IPIC Committee, Community, or other substantial IPIC initiative during the past year. The individual will have demonstrated significant leadership, commitment, and dedication to increasing awareness of IPIC along with the value and future, of the IP profession in Canada. IPIC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tamara Winegust is this year’s recipient of the Institute’s Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award.
Tamara Winegust has made significant contributions to IPIC’s Trademark Agent Training Committee and the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee as a former Chair. She stepped up to the plate frequently co-authoring articles for our blog with the current Chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee. In addition, she was a significant contributor to our Trademark courses and educational programming as an instructor for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Trademark Prep Courses, as well as a contributor for the new On Demand Course - Preparing Evidence in Trademark Office Proceedings. IPIC is grateful her hard work and enthusiasm, and we look forward to hearing much more from you in the future. – Louis-Pierre, IPIC President and Chair of the Board, 2021-2022
Tamara Céline Winegust is an associate at Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the Trademarks and Copyright & Digital Media practice groups. Her practice focuses on trademarks, copyright & digital media, licensing, marketing, and advertising law, in addition to litigation. Tamara graduated summa cum laude from American University Washington College of Law, ranking first in her class.
While at American University Washington College of Law, Tamara earned multiple awards and scholarships, participated in various Moot Court competitions, and was highly involved in the intellectual property law community. At the University of Ottawa, Tamara gained valuable experience as a research assistant on various copyright issues to Professor Michael Geist, one of the most influential people on intellectual property in Canada and internationally.
I am humbled and honoured to be recognized by IPIC for my volunteerism. Giving back to my community whether it is my professional community, school community, or faith community is a key part of my identity, and something I don’t think twice about. IPIC provides so many excellent opportunities, supports, and for members of the IP profession in Canada to come together, collaborate, learn, and advance the practice, both for experienced practitioners and those who are aspiring. – Tamara Céline Winegust
Tamara is a frequent writer on various areas in her field, having contributed to the Washington College of Law Intellectual Property Blog, and written a paper on the intersection of cloud computing, content streaming, and copyright, which was published by the American University Intellectual Property Brief in 2012. Prior to being admitted to the Bar, Tamara was an articling student with the firm, and summered with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC.
Tamara has been an active and engaged member of IPIC’s Trademark Agent Training Committee over the past few years. Tamara has made significant contributions to creating and updating content of IPIC’s educational offerings for Canadian Trademark Agents including the Trademark Agent Online Training Course and the Trademark Agent Exam Prep Course. Tamara has also been a content creator and presenter for the webinar Tips for Success on the Trademark Agent Exam, providing valuable insight into the exam process by virtue of her past accomplishment as a recipient of the Foundation’s award for the highest overall mark in the Trademark Agent Exam. Tamara has shown great initiative in helping the Committee deliver high quality educational content and I can think of no more deserving candidate than Tamara for the Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award. – Christopher T. Dejardin
When Tamara is not working, she enjoys biking, hiking, and exploring the world with her family; reading about history, arts, and culture; eating dessert (bonus points if it’s ice cream); and debating the finer points of geekdom.
About the Honourable Justice Roger T. Hughes
The Honourable Justice Roger T. Hughes (Ret.) is a former Judge of the Federal Court of Canada and valued member of the Intellectual property Institute (IPIC) for 48 years. Justice Hughes served as President of IPIC, formerly the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada, from 1996-1997. Throughout his long-standing membership to IPIC he served on multiple committees offering his experience, knowledge, and expertise to benefit the association, our members, and the IP profession.
Justice Hughes is a recognized expert in intellectual property matters, he obtained his LLB at the University of Toronto in 1966 and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1968 and in Alberta in 1979. Prior to his appointment to the Federal Court of Canada in June 2005, he practised law in Toronto as an Associate and Partner at Sim, Hughes, Ashton & McKay and Sim & McBurney specializing in Practice restricted to Patents, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Copyright, Licensing, Franchising, Products Liability and Related Matters.
Justice Hughes was awarded Member of Distinction status from IPIC as a reflection of the contributions and honour he has brought to the IP profession.