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Intellectual property

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Meet the team

With more than 250 lawyers, patent attorneys and trademark agents across five continents, our global intellectual property team has extensive experience providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary IP law services to clients worldwide.

By identifying, protecting and exploiting intellectual property rights at each stage of the innovation lifecycle, our international team of lawyers provides strategic advice spanning all aspects of IP law. Our lawyers, with the assistance of our vast network of associates, can prosecute patents, trademarks and designs internationally, and we have substantial experience litigating all classes of IP in many different courts and tribunals worldwide. Our services also include international IP protection and portfolio management and advising on commercializing IP assets, including commercial transactions relating to the acquisition and development of innovative products and services.

We have particular experience across our key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Many of our IP lawyers and patent and trademark agents have advanced scientific degrees to complement their practical experience, combining deep industry and technical knowledge with broad legal understanding.

Our areas of work include

  • Commercialization of IP, including strategic advice
  • Copyright law
  • Database rights
  • Domain name disputes
  • False advertising
  • Freedom to operate
  • IP audits and due diligence
  • IP litigation
  • License, supply, distribution and related commercial agreements
  • Ownership issues
  • Packaging and labelling strategies
  • Patents
  • Portfolio management
  • Technology transfer
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks, designs and branding

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Intellectual Property (Band 1), Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Chambers Global, Canada: Intellectual Property (Band 1), Chambers and Partners, 2018
  • Legal 500, Canada: Intellectual Property, The Legal 500, 2018
  • LMG Life Sciences Awards: Canadian IP Impact Case of the year, LMG Life Sciences Awards, 2017
  • IAM Patent 1000, Canada: Litigation and Transactions (Gold Band), IAM Patent 1000, 2017
  • IAM Patent 1000, Canada: Patent Prosecutions, IAM Patent 1000, 2017
  • IP Stars, Canada: Patent Contentious, Managing Intellectual Property, 2017
  • IP Stars, Canada: Copyright, Managing Intellectual Property, 2017
  • IP Stars, Canada: Patent Filing and Prosecution, Managing Intellectual Property, 2017
  • IP Stars, Canada: Trademark Contentious, Managing Intellectual Property, 2017
  • IP Stars, Canada: Trademark Filing and Prosecution, Managing Intellectual Property, 2017
  • WTR 1000, Canada: World Trademark Review, 2017
  • WTR 1000, Canada: Anti-counterfeiting, World Trademark Review, 2017