Rob Fashler is a lawyer, trademark agent, arbitrator and mediator. He has more than 30 years experience helping clients protect, manage, commercialize, and enforce their intellectual capital. He is a partner in Vanguard Intellectual Property LLP of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Rob serves as advisor, counsel, arbitrator and mediator in disputes involving IP, trade secrets, and technology. He has significant experience in various industry sectors, including e-business, software, computer equipment, life sciences, beauty and cosmetics, automotive, aviation, mining, forestry, telecommunications, clean technology, education, government, food, finance, alcoholic beverages, retailing, and consumer products.
Rob has been recognized as a leader in Intellectual Property, Computer/IT Law, and Technology Transactions. Best Lawyers in Canada has honoured Rob as Vancouver Lawyer of the Year several times between 2012 and 2017 in technology categories. Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) regularly includes Rob in its global listings (The Patent 1,000 and Licensing 250). Lexpert® also recognizes Rob as a Leading Canadian Lawyer in Global Mining (2015/16 and 2016/17).
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has been selected to serve with a variety of alternate dispute resolution organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Trademark Association, the National Arbitration Forum, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, Resolution Canada, and ADR Forum.
Rob served as an Adjunct Professor with Osgoode Hall Law School, and the BC Regional Director for its LLM Program in e-Business Law.