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Roger A.C. Kuypers, Partner | Trademark Agent

Roger A.C. Kuypers *

Partner | Trademark Agent Fasken
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1997 | Alberta, 1998
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Roger Kuypers practices in the areas of life sciences, emerging technologies and intellectual property law in Fasken’s Vancouver office. He is the Chair of the region’s Life Sciences industry group and the Intellectual Property practice group. Roger advises businesses and institutions on the development, acquisition and commercialization of technologies. He also assists with corporate matters, finance and acquisitions.

In the life sciences area, his clients include biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies. Roger assists clients to negotiate license and research agreements with Universities in Canada and abroad. He also assists with the negotiation of manufacture and supply agreements for pharmaceuticals and functional foods.

When it comes to IP expertise, Roger assists clients with trademark and copyright applications, patent assignments and licensing, and works with a network of foreign intellectual property professionals to create and maintain international trademark and patent portfolios.  He conducts intellectual property audits and provides strategic advice for the development, protection and commercialization of intellectual property assets.

IT companies in need of assistance in the field of systems acquisitions, software development and outsourcing also seek out Roger’s counsel.




Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • BA University of British Columbia
  • LLB University of Alberta
  • Course, Canadian Securities Canadian Securities Institute
  • MA University of British Columbia

Community involvement

  • Life Sciences BC, Director, 2018-present
  • Interface Health Society, Director, 2018-present
  • North Shore Youth Soccer Association, Director, 2019-present
  • Medical Devices Committee of LifeSciences BC, Former Chair

Memberships & Affiliations

  • British Columbia Law Society
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • International Trademark Association


Fasken Institute



Article Intellectual Property Issues Chapter 10, Buying and Selling a Business, The Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
Bulletin Promises and Pitfalls of Sponsoring University Research Life Sciences Newsletter

Speaking Engagements

Speaker Key Changes to Canadian Trademark Law Fasken Symposium 2019 location location Vancouver, BC
Speaker Intellectual Property Strategy: Key Legal Factors World Trade Centre Vancouver/Greater Vancouver Board of Trade – International E-Commerce Essentials Program location location Vancouver, Richmond, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria
2017 INTA Annual Meeting location location Barcelona


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