Teresa Reguly > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Intellectual Property


Teresa’s scientific fluency supports her broad intellectual property skills and business-minded approach, helping clients realize and manage their intellectual property and product regulatory strategy.

Teresa provides ongoing advice to clients who sell regulated products in the food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.

She advises on intellectual property and regulatory issues in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical fields, including the validity patentability and infringement of intellectual property rights. Teresa has extensive experience with drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications and is frequently involved in drafting and negotiating IP licensing, research and development, co-promotion, marketing and confidentiality agreements for her clients.

She also provides guidance on Food and Drugs Act compliance, establishment licensing, product licensing, packaging and labeling, drug pricing and formulary listings. She has deep knowledge in the advertising and promotion of consumer products, food and health products, as well as mandatory reporting and corrective actions.

Her work regularly includes advising clients across industries on privacy issues, cross-border transfer of personal information and compliance with privacy law obligations, particularly involving personal health information.

Teresa is a registered patent agent in Canada. In September 2009, she was awarded for having achieved the highest overall mark in Canada on the 2008 patent agent exams.


Ontario Bar, 2007


Teresa worked with the LSUC on an e-Course titled “Privacy Law Basic for Business Lawyers,” which explains the privacy law obligations of a corporation in three situations: on an ongoing basis, in the course of a transaction and upon a privacy breach. It provides a foundation in privacy law for business lawyers of all experience levels.

Teresa is a member of the Toronto Intellectual Property Group, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (and of the IPIC Licensing Committee), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She is also a member of the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) and is a frequent presenter at these events.

Before joining Torys, Teresa was a research associate at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute in Toronto.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Teresa RegulyTorys

According to one pharmaceutical client, Torys impresses with its ‘knowledge regarding the intersection of regulatory and IP law’. Alongside its premier life sciences expertise, the Toronto-based group is additionally well versed in IP matters pertaining to the TMT, retail, food and beverage, agriculture, industrial, and energy and natural resources sectors, among others. IP chair and patent specialist Eileen McMahon also fronts the food and drug regulatory practice and advises on an array of IP protection and regulatory matters. Edward Fan coordinates the IP group and has an emphasis on IP acquisition, enforcement and exploitation. The group also fields two highly regarded IP litigators in Andrew Shaughnessy and Andrew Bernstein. Other recommended names include life sciences specialist Teresa Reguly and newly promoted patent litigator Nicole Mantini.

Canada > Cannabis

Torys is distinguished by its focus on the medical cannabis sphere, where sources commend its ‘specialist knowledge of the area’. Combining strength in transactional matters with broad regulatory experience, the group is equipped to handle the full life cycle of industry issues for a mix of crown organizations, blue-chip companies and start-ups. Group head Eileen McMahon chairs both the intellectual property, and the food and drug regulatory practices and contributes deep regulatory expertise; she recently paired up with the real estate group to advise Hawthorne Canada on its acquisition of its Kelowna research facility. Teresa Reguly is also noted. Former department co-head Cheryl Reicin joined Mintz.