IP Lawyer Meika Ellis is first recipient of The Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award

Oct 16 2021

Ridout & Maybee LLP is pleased to announce that our very own Meika Ellis is the first ever recipient of the prestigious Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award.

Per IPIC: This award is given to a young professional/future leader member of IPIC who has made significant contributions to an IPIC Committee, Community, or other substantial IPIC initiative during the past year. The individual will have demonstrated significant leadership, commitment, and dedication to increasing awareness of IPIC along with the value and future, of the IP profession in Canada.

"This acknowledgement for my work on IPIC’s Indigenous IP Committee is humbling and comes during a particularly difficult year for Indigenous communities, as people in Canada begin to better understand just how deep the scar of colonialism is. It is motivating that people see our efforts in continuing the work for equal access and access without barriers to protections of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions." says Meika.

For further details regarding this prestigious award or for informaton on Meika's involvement with Indigenous communities, please visit the IPIC website.

Congratulations Meika!

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