If you own intellectual property (IP), the very nature of the IP rights compels you to enforce your rights in order to preserve your competitive advantage and protect your investment. IP rights entitle their owner to stop others from using, making and copying their IP or otherwise encroaching on those rights. This means a competitor can use your invention, logo or substantially copy your literary work, but as the patent, trademark and copyright owner respectively, you can stop that activity through the enforcement of your IP rights. IP enforcement is therefore a critical consideration in maintaining the value of an IP portfolio.

Litigation is one of the most effective ways to enforce IP rights. Our litigators combine skilled advocacy with a sophisticated understanding of IP. With backgrounds in science and technology and experience in multi-jurisdictional and complex commercial litigation, our litigators have the unique ability to understand the issues at stake in any IP dispute. 

Our litigators are known for developing creative and cost-effective strategies to achieve great results. We aim to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ interests and objectives, recognizing that avoiding litigation can also be an effective means of achieving their business goals. With extensive experience acting in mediations and arbitrations, we can provide clients with a quicker, more cost-effective road to business certainty. Our global team has multijurisdictional experience arbitrating before all major arbitral institutions and advising on unadministered (ad hoc) arbitration across all industry sectors. Drawing on an in-depth understanding of decision risk analysis, our litigators assist clients in achieving practical and business-minded results.

Enforcement can include steps that do not involve litigation, and can entail protecting the rights associated with patents, trademarks, trade secrets, industrial designs and copyrights through other means. Our extensive disputes experience means we are well equipped to provide dispute avoidance, risk management and contractual advice. This is a key issue for our clients, particularly in light of the increased regulation in many industry sectors.

Our areas of work include: patent infringement and impeachment actions; inventorship disputes; trademark infringement actions; misrepresentation and unfair competition actions; copyright infringement actions; actions related to the infringement of industrial designs; breach of confidence and theft of trade secret actions; and commercial disputes, including breach of contract and the quantification of damages.

Our Canadian IP litigators are ranked among the best in Canada, operating across the country in both official languages. We have successfully litigated disputes in all areas of IP, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, industrial designs, internet domain names and counterfeit enforcement. We regularly advise on pre-issuance patent analyses, validity and infringement opinions, as well as enforcement, expungement and impeachment issues. We have successfully represented clients before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and at all levels of the federal courts, provincial superior courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. We routinely obtain results that have changed the law and that have had a direct impact on our clients’ ability to succeed in business.

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Market recognition

Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Intellectual Property Chambers and Partners, 2024
Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Intellectual Property: Litigation Chambers and Partners, 2024
IP Stars, Trademark Prosecution Delinian Limited, 2023
IP Stars, Trademark Disputes Delinian Limited, 2023
IP Stars, Patent Disputes Delinian Limited, 2023
IP Stars, Patent Prosecution Delinian Limited, 2023
IP Stars, Copyright and Related Rights Delinian Limited, 2023
Legal 500 Canada, Intellectual Property The Legal 500, 2024
IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution Law Business Research, 2023
IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution Law Business Research, 2023
IAM Patent 1000, Litigation (Silver) Law Business Research, 2023
World Trademark Review, Anti-Counterfeiting Law Business Research, 2023
Chambers Global, Canada: Intellectual Property Chambers and Partners, 2023
Chambers Global, Canada: Intellectual Property Litigation Chambers and Partners, 2023


Senior Partner