Congratulations to the Hon. Marshall Rothstein on His Appointment as a Companion of the #OrderofCanada!

Congratulations to the Hon. Marshall Rothstein on His Appointment as a Companion of the #OrderofCanada!

Our warmest congratulations to the Honourable Marshall Rothstein, CC, QC, who has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in the honours list issued from Rideau Hall today.

The citation is for "his eminent service as a jurist, notably on the Supreme Court of Canada, and for his dedication to legal education."

We can attest to both.

During his term on the Court, Marshall Rothstein was its leader in intellectual property matters - not to mention the many other fields where he demonstrated his expertise and interest. His retirement in 2015 was marked by the publication of a festschrift last year co-edited by two of his former law clerks Ivo Entchev and Lisa M. Kelly, Judicious Restraint: The Life and Law of Justice Marshall E. Rothstein (Lexis/Nexis). Many leading academics and lawyers wrote of the contributions Marshall Rothstein had made to Canadian law which will continue to dominate it for many years to come.

Marshall Rothstein has had a long connection with legal education since well before he was appointed to the Federal Court. He is a founding member of the IP Osgoode Advisory Board where he continues to offer his guidance and assistance in advancing IP awareness and knowledge in the legal community. He is a regular lecturer for the IP Intensive program and speaker for IP Osgoode's numerous events and Speaks Series. We were particularly delighted when he accepted an appointment as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2016. His boundless energy and generosity in mentoring our students will continue to inspire the next generation of IP thinkers and practitioners.

Many congratulations from us all at IP Osgoode for an honour well-deserved.


David Vaver is a Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and an IP Osgoode Advisory Board member.