CPATA’s offices will be closed December 25 to January 1 inclusively for the holidays.

Please note that CPATA’s offices will be closed on Monday, May 20 for Victoria Day


Investigations Committee

The Investigations Committee is responsible for supporting the Board’s professional regulation and public protection mandate under the Act, Regulations, By-laws, Policies, Regulatory Objectives, Standards and Principles.  They will do this by:

  • Supporting the ethical and competent delivery of patent and trademark services by licensees
  • Seeking to resolve complaints and educate licensees where appropriate
  • Investigating or directing the investigation of complaints of professional misconduct or incompetence
  • Providing comprehensive, transparent and principled decisions to parties
  • Implementing policies and procedures to support a complaints process that is efficient, effective, fair, transparent and accountable

The Investigations Committee may dismiss or attempt to resolve complaints, issue advice or warnings to licensees, or refer matters to the Discipline Committee where there is evidence of professional misconduct or incompetence.

Investigations Committee: Terms of Reference

Investigations Committee: Skills Matrix

Committee Members 
  • Kristin Dangerfield – Chair/présidente (2024)
  • Pierre Cantin (2024)
  • Sanjay Goorachurn (2024)
  • Barb Murchie (2024)
  • Herman Van Ommen (2024)
  • Staff – Victoria Rees QC