Intellectual Property Protection

Meet Our Team

Robert A. Fashler, FCIArb

Rob Fashler is a lawyer, trademark agent, arbitrator and mediator. He has more than 30 years experience helping clients protect, manage, commercialize, and enforce their intellectual capital. Rob serves as advisor, counsel, arbitrator and mediator in disputes involving IP, trade secrets, and technology. He joined VanTek as a full partner in 2018 after decades of practice in the largest and most respected Canadian law firms.

Rob has significant experience in various industry sectors, including e-business, software, computer equipment, life sciences, beauty and cosmetics, automotive, aviation, mining, forestry, telecommunications, clean technology, education, government, food, finance, alcoholic beverages, retailing, and consumer products.

Rob is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators andhas been selected to serve with a variety of alternate dispute resolution organizations, including the World Intellectual Property Organization, the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, Resolution Canada, and ADR Forum.

You can reach Rob directly by telephone at 1-604-259-7007, or by email at


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101-1001 West Broadway, Suite #380
Vancouver, BC V6H 4E4

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Our Mission

From our experiences in small boutiques to national IP and general practice law firms in Canada and the U.S.A., we bring our diverse perspectives to our practice, recognizing that technical expertise and resilient systems must combine with efficiency and cost effectiveness to provide the very best client service.

VanTek IP is all about finding the middle way, where our low overhead and deeply committed professionals combine to create a tailored and responsive practice in order to serve our clients exactly as each requires.

Working with a growing small partnership and a network of highly-experienced professionals, we offer customized services that combine technical expertise and decades of experience prosecuting patent and design files worldwide.