The Honourable Ekaterina Tsimberis

Justice Ekaterina Tsimberis was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiology (1995) at McGill University and a Bachelor of Laws (1998) at Université de Montréal. She was called to the Quebec bar in 1999.

Justice Tsimberis is fluent in English, French, and Greek. She was an Associate, Partner and Principal at Smart & Biggar LLP (1999-2022) where she practised intellectual property (IP) law.

Justice Tsimberis appeared before the Federal Court on various IP litigation, most recently in relation to trademarks, passing off, geographical indications and industrial designs, as well as before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office in various trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings. She received numerous accolades for her work in IP and IP litigation and was recognized by many peer-reviewed directories as a leading lawyer in Canada in these areas.

Dedicated to the development of lawyers in IP law, Justice Tsimberis was an author and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on IP law topics. She was a Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), where she was a frequent speaker and where she was past Director (2019) and Assistant Director (2017-2018) of the IPIC-McGill Understanding Trademarks Course; during her directorship, she ensured the update of course materials in the face of the 2019 widespread amendments to the Trademarks Act.

Justice Tsimberis shares her life with her husband, Marc-André Huot, and their beloved children, Anastasia, Zoe, and Alexandre.

Appointed Justice of the Federal Court, and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal, on February 16, 2023.

Date modified: 2023-02-21

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