Janet N. Chong


Senior Legal Counsel


Janet joined SOCAN in 2018, and her portfolio currently ranges from music licensing (with an emphasis on digital licensing), major songwriter and publisher stewardship, to tariff proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada and copyright and tariff enforcement litigation across Canada. Prior to joining SOCAN, Janet practised intellectual property law at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, with particular focus on litigation, trademark law and copyright law, and represented numerous domestic and international clients in IP disputes and advised on strategy in contentious matters. She also counselled clients on the acquisition and commercialization of IP rights and provided expert advice in M&As and commercial lending transactions.