Robert A. Fashler — Vanguard Intellectual Property LLP, Vancouver
R. John Rogers — R. John Rogers & Associates, Vancouver
About the Course Instructors
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. Rob serves as advisor, counsel, arbitrator, and mediator in disputes involving IP, trade secrets, and technology. He joined Vanguard as a full partner in 2018 after decades of practice in the largest and most respected Canadian law firms.
Rob 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 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 BC International Commercial Arbitration Centre, Resolution Canada, and ADR Forum.
R. John Rogers is a senior administrative law professional with extensive experience as an arbitrator and chair of professional disciplinary hearings. He founded and is the principal of R. John Rogers & Associates, a firm restricted to providing third party administrative law, arbitration and mediation services in the areas of securities and corporate finance, liquor regulation and crop insurance, and information and retail technology. Prior to restricting his legal practice to third party administrative law matters, John carried on an extremely active M&A and corporate finance practice. It is this extensive legal experience, together with John’s hands on business experience gained over a 40 year business career, that makes so valuable the perspective he brings to administrative law matters in which he is involved.
During the course of his administrative law practice, John has acted as the single arbitrator and has written awards in matters ranging from the interpretation of joint venture agreements among public mining companies, to the resolution of disputes among shareholders in private companies, to the application of intellectual property agreements. As an arbitrator of private commercial disputes, as chair of IIROC disciplinary panels, as a Hearing Delegate for the General Manager of the LCLB, as an arbitrator under the Canada-British Columbia Production Insurance Program, and as chair of panels sitting as part of the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), John has written many awards and decisions.