"86 Goodmans lawyers across 39 practice areas ranked as among the best lawyers in Canada." - Best Lawyers in Canada
Goodmans Directory
Berg Amalia
Best Lawyers in Canada, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2020

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property, 2020

Chambers Canada, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property - Nationwide, 2020

The Legal 500 Canada, Amalia Berg - Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2020

Law Business Research's "Who's Who International", Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trademarks, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Amalia Berg - Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2019

Chambers Canada, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property - Nationwide, 2019

Chambers Global, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property, 2019

Who's Who Legal, Amalia Berg - Recognized Global Leader, Trademarks, 2019

Chambers Canada, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property - Nationwide, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Amalia Berg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2018

Chambers Canada, Amalia Berg - Ranked , Intellectual Property, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2017

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trademark Law, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trademarks, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Amalia Berg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2017

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trademark Law, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Amalia Berg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2016

Chambers Canada, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2016

Chambers Global, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property, 2016

Chambers Global, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Amalia Berg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property Law, 2015

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trade Mark Law, 2014

Chambers Global, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Amalia Berg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property, 2014

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trademark Law, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Amalia Berg - Repeatedly Recommended, Intellectual Property, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, Amalia Berg - BV Peer Review Rated, Intellectual Property, Information Technology

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trade Mark Law, 2012

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trademark Law, 2012

Chambers Global, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property, 2011

Chambers Global, Amalia Berg - Ranked, Intellectual Property, 2010

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trade Mark Law, 2008

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Trade Mark Law, 2007

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property, 2006

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Amalia Berg - Recognized, Intellectual Property, 2004

Amalia Berg

Partner

aberg@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4296
Fax:   416.979.1234

Amalia Berg is a partner and heads the Intellectual Property Group at Goodmans. She is also a registered trademark agent. Amalia practises exclusively in the areas of intellectual property and technology law with an emphasis on trademarks, copyright and confidential information.

Amalia represents public companies and investors as well as smaller clients and start ups. She is regularly involved in transactional work involving intellectual property and her practice encompasses all aspects of client counselling and portfolio management, including trademark clearance and prosecution, both domestic and abroad, opinion work, opposition and cancellation proceedings, enforcement, licensing, and domain name and e-commerce issues. Having a passion for the arts, she also advises on art-related legal matters.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Amalia recently worked on the following commercial transactions, providing strategic advice relating to intellectual property portfolios, and participating in legal review and document preparation:

  • Vivid Seats, the leading independent ticket marketplace in North America, in connection with its up to US$60 million acquisition of Fanxchange, a Toronto-based ticket company focused on B2B, enterprise and distribution
  • Onex Corporation in connection with its proposed $5 billion acquisition of WestJet Airlines Ltd.
  • Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited, a joint venture established between prominent businessman and philanthropist, Larry Tanenbaum O.C., and Junior Bridgeman, a former NBA player, renowned entrepreneur and owner of Kansas City-based Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, in its acquisition of Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company from Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company
  • LifeWorks Corporation Ltd. in Canada in connection with Morneau Shepell Inc.'s acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of LifeWorks for a total purchase price of approximately $426 million
  • AlsoEnergy, Inc., a portfolio company of Clairvest Group Inc., in its acquisition of Locus Energy, Inc.
  • Vista Equity Partners in its $4.8 billion acquisition of DH Corporation and its combination of D+H with its portfolio company Misys, creating “Finastra”, a new global fintech leader
  • Canadian counsel to L'Oréal USA Inc. in its acquisition of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s skincare brands CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi for US$1.3 billion
  • Acasta Enterprises Inc. in its $1.2 billion qualifying acquisition, the first Canadian special-purpose acquisition company to complete a qualifying acquisition.
  • Apax Partners in its sale of portfolio company, TRADER Corporation, Canada's leading digital automotive marketplace and software solutions provider, to Thoma Bravo, LLC for $1.575 billion
  • OMERS Private Equity, the private equity arm of OMERS, in the sale of its portfolio company, Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp. to an affiliate of US private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
  • Match.com Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of The Match Group, in its US$575 million cash acquisition of PlentyOfFish Media Inc., a Canadian internet dating service

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Amalia is an active member of numerous professional organizations and sits on committees of several organizations dealing with intellectual property law. Amalia is currently Subcommittee Chair of INTA’s Law Firm Committee's Programming Subcommittee, and a member of the Roundtables Project Team.  She is also a former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Intellectual Property Section and former Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Information Technology/E-Commerce Section. She is a previous member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Toronto Chapter. From 1999 to 2008, Amalia was Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Trademark Legislation Committee. Amalia is a regular speaker at Canadian and foreign conferences dealing with intellectual property issues.

RECOGNITION

Amalia is recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer by Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert and Chambers Canada. She is also recognized for trademarks by Who’s Who Legal Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Trademark Lawyers and the World’s Leading Women in Business Law.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Amalia is a member of the Board of Directors of Ve'ahavta, a humanitarian organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people who have been marginalized by poverty and hardship. In addition, she is a member of the Toronto Group of Weizmann Canada which promotes science for the benefit of humanity; raising awareness and generating support for the research being done at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Education University of Windsor (LL.B., 1988)
University of Windsor (B.A., 1986)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of OntarioCanadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
American Bar Association – IPL Section
American Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association (AIPLA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
International Trademark Association (INTA)

Year of Call

1990 Ontario