Tamara Ramsey



Email tramsey@dalelessmann.com


  • Bachelor of Laws Osgoode Hall School of Law, 2002 (Annie Macdonald Langstaff Award)
  • Wilfried Laurier University received a Distinguished Degree in 1998 (Gold Award for Art and Graduate Scholarship)
  • Bachelor's degree (Honours), University of Winnipeg, 1994 (Patricia Ruth Rogers English and Academic Scholarships)


Tamara Ramsey is a partner in the Dale & Lessmann Litigation/Dispute Resolution Group. Tamara is a litigator with a diverse litigation practice focused on corporate and commercial disputes, including trademark protection, contract issues, shareholder disputes, real estate disputes, complex infringements, and termination of employment and consulting relationships. Prior to joining Dale & Lessmann as a partner in the litigation and bankruptcy group, Tamara engaged in commercial and intellectual property litigation in McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Chitiz Pathak LLP.

Tamara is a trusted advisor to her clients. Tamara works with business owners and stakeholders to find the best solution to their legal problems and to act as a strong advocate in court or arbitral proceedings when necessary. Tamara has excellent analytical and writing skills that simplify complex problems and provide practical advice to clients.

Tamara has experience dealing with complex commercial disputes, including disputes between shareholders and families. She appears in the Ontario Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and regularly deals with Toronto's business and heritage lists.

Tamara works with trademark owners and local businesses to protect their trademarks from infringement and goodwill depreciation. It is worth noting that Tamara successfully opposed the application of the Punjabi language newspaper in India and registered the printed publications and newspapers with AJIT in Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v. Navsun Holdings Ltd., 2015 TMOB 214, 2018 FC 42. , 2019 FCA 10, left reference by SCC.

Tamara is actively involved in the legal profession. She is a member of the Advocates Society 10+ Standing Committee and the Advocacy Matters editorial team. She has actively participated in the Canadian Intellectual Property Institute as a member of the Litigation Committee, a member of the IP Network Women's Organization and a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Intellectual Property Rapporteur.

In addition, Tamara is involved in her community. She has been a volunteer at Second Harvest for many years and has won the 2018 Mike Kic Spirit Award, which is considered to be “an incredible leader who not only brings her colleagues, family and friends to volunteers. Body - She also motivates and encourages other volunteers to participate in their best efforts."


  • Second Harvest (Pro Bono Legal Advisor, member of the Toronto Taste Committee, winner of the 2018 Mike Kic Spirit Award)
  • Founding member of the DunBloor Tomorrow Community Association
  • Second Harvest(Pro Bono fǎlǜ gùwèn, duōlúnduō pǐnwèi wěiyuánhuì chéngyuán,2018 nián Mike Kic jīngshén jiǎng huòdé zhě)
  • DunBloor Tomorrow Community Association de chuàngshǐ chéngyuán


  • Member of the Ontario Law Society since 2003
  • Advocate Association (10+ members of the Standing Committee, advocacy matters)
  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office (member of the Litigation Committee, member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Intellectual Property Report, female member of the IP Network Group)
  • Ontario Women's Law Association
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • 2019-2020, Quirky Cases, a quarterly publication by the Advocate Association
  • INTA Features: How to avoid losing features in the Canadian International Trademark Association announcement published on May 15, 2019
  • Commentary on CBC News on November 9, 2018 for the legal significance of underestimating transfers related to potential litigation that may be involved with former Sears Canada directors
  • A commentary on the story of August 3, 2018 was provided to CBC News regarding the removal of the legal framework for directors in the CCAA process, which involved the CBC's motion to revoke Sears Canada's directors in the final stages of the bankruptcy process.
  • Case Comment: Trans-High Strikes was re-released on May 18, 2017 in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's announcement.
  • INTA Case Review: Keyword and Passing Papers Announced in the International Trademark Association Announcement on April 8, 2017
  • INTA Case Review: The Federal Court of Appeals announced punitive damages in the International Trademark Association announcement on October 18, 2016
  • Case Summary: An understanding of meta tags was published in the announcement of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office on May 18, 2016.