Mr. Robert A. Fashler

Mr. Robert A. Fashler, FCIArb.


Law office of Vanguard IP LLP

Vancouver BC CA

VanIAC Panel(s) : Domain Name Disputes (CIRA), Domestic Arbitration

Practice Areas : Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Law, Life Science Law, Mining Industry, Technology Industry, Trademark Law

Professional Experience

Rob Fashler, FCIArb., is counsel in Gowlings’ Vancouver office, practising in the fields of intellectual property and technology law.

On the commercial side, Mr. Fashler has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of IP/IT contracts. He also acts as the chief intellectual property counsel on asset acquisitions and financings.

He is frequently called on by clients to provide high-level strategic advice that encompasses a variety of key issues, such as the design of international ownership and licensing structures.

Rob Fashler has been an adjunct professor with Osgoode Hall Law School serving as the British Columbia Regional Director and a local instructor for Osgoode Hall’s LL.M. in E-Business Program.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

On the dispute side, Rob Fashler has represented the successful parties in numerous challenging disputes.

Professional and Other Activities

Member of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Member of International Trademark Association
Member of National Arbitration Forum
Member of Resolution Canada


Canadian Who’s Who, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada 2010, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law
Lexpert, Technology, Computer and Information Technology Law

Academic Qualifications

McGill University, B.A., 1976
University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1980