Our dedicated team of IP professionals immerse themselves in our clients’ technologies and industries, and clients benefit from our interdisciplinary and commercially-focused approach to matters.
We help our clients meet all of their trademark, patent, industrial design and copyright requirements. From the legal clearance of trademarks of all types, patentability and validity searches and patent drafting, through the registration process, through the enforcement of trademark, patent, industrial design and copyright rights in trademark opposition proceedings and litigation, our expertise provides our clients with the ability to react quickly and the know-how to secure the necessary protection effectively and efficiently.
We offer creative solutions to clients whether they require the management of a sizeable portfolio of IP assets, whether they are embarking on an acquisition or licensing program, or whether they own a small number of trademarks, logos, slogans, patents or designs which are central to their success in the marketplace. Our approach focuses on the needs of our clients, and provides flexibility to meet the brand-centred demands of the marketplace and the need to protect innovative technology.
Once our clients have acquired or developed intellectual property rights, it is essential to enforce such rights in order to maintain them. We assist our clients with every type of intellectual property litigation, including patent, copyright, trademark, and industrial design infringement actions, confidential information actions, cancellation proceedings, post-grant proceedings, passing off actions, domain name actions and complaint proceedings, and any other proceedings necessary to protect and enforce intellectual property rights, or to defend such proceedings which may be commenced against our clients. We also act in judicial review proceedings taken from decisions of the Registrar of Trade-marks or the Commissioner of Patents. Finally, we protect our clients’ rights in administrative proceedings decided by the Trade-marks Office and the Patent Office.
Patents and Industrial Designs are valuable assets of a business. You need to ensure that your Patents and Industrial Designs are available, protected, properly used, maintained and enforced, both in Canada and around the world, so that you are taking advantage of the most up to date protection, and so that your ability to compete is not threatened. We advise businesses on:
Trademarks are often among the most valuable assets of a business. You need to ensure that your trademarks are available, protected, properly used, maintained and enforced, both in Canada and around the world, so that you are taking advantage of the most up to date protection, and so that your ability to compete is not threatened. We advise businesses on: