Who We Are

The founding Board members of AIDV Canada are based across the country, and have legal and/or policy expertise relating to the Canadian wine industry:

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Norton Rose Fulbright (Vancouver)

Current Board member of AIDV International

Chris Wilson is an intellectual property litigator with a passion for wine and trademarks. He was recognized in Chambers Global 2018 for leading the pre-eminent IP litigation practice in Western Canada, and was named the 2019 Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year for Vancouver by Best Lawyers Canada.

Ekaterina Tsimberis

Ekaterina Tsimberis

Smart & Biggar (Montreal)

Current Board member of AIDV International

A trusted advisor to her trademark and litigation clients, Ekaterina knows how to build a sophisticated, innovative legal strategy, piece by piece, that aligns with her clients’ business goals.

Karen Graham

Karen Graham

WineDrops (Okanagan Valley)

Karen Graham is Principal of WineDrops.ca, offering advisory services and commentary on policy, regulatory and business matters for the Canadian wine industry.

Mark Hicken

Mark Hicken

Vintage Law Group (Vancouver)
Jennifer McKenzie

Jennifer McKenzie

Bereskin & Parr (Toronto)
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