Alicia McKinley

Alicia McKinley  


Executive Summary

Alicia McKinley is a lawyer and registered Canadian trademark agent in our Intellectual Property Group and Information Technology Group in our Calgary office. Alicia practises in the areas of intellectual property, information technology, privacy, and not-for-profit law for a variety of industries – including software, technology, healthcare, general corporate and charities. She assists clients with issues relating to IP and IT ownership, development, licensing and use, and with developing and administering policies relating to the collection and protection of personal information in accordance with privacy laws. Alicia also assists charities and not-for-profit groups with a variety of governance and compliance issues, including obtaining and maintaining charitable status.

Representative Work

  • Assisted a variety of organizations with the drafting and negotiation of software and IT licence terms and conditions.
  • Drafted and negotiated trademark licence and patent licence agreements.
  • Drafted software development contracts for IT services companies.
  • Advised software and technology companies on intellectual property ownership and licensing issues.
  • Reviewed and negotiated clinical trial agreements on behalf of healthcare institutions.
  • Reviewed and negotiated material transfer agreements on behalf of educational institutions.
  • Drafted user terms and conditions and related privacy policies for the use of websites and mobile applications.
  • Assisted with the incorporation of not-for-profit entities and subsequent application to register those entities as charities under Canada Revenue Agency’s Charities Directorate.
  • Advised charities on matters regarding the operation of a charity and maintaining charitable status.
  • Advised various organizations regarding privacy policy requirements, acceptable practices regarding protection of personal information, and general privacy law requirements under both federal and provincial privacy legislation.

Publications & Presentations

Alicia was a frequent blogger on the  “The Law of Privacy in Canada Blog”. This Blog was intended to be of value to those interested in matters relating to current privacy issues, including breach reporting, anti-spam and class action issues.

  • Alicia is also a frequent blogger on the Not-For-Profit and Charity Law In Canada Blog.
  • Speaker, “Law Reform with Impact: The Effect of Privacy and Anti-Spam Legislation,” Legal Education Society of Alberta (Advising Charities, Not-for-Profits, and Social Enterprises), November 2013.
  • Speaker, “Charities for Beginners,” Volunteer Lawyer Services, March 2009.