Our firm has acted for both public and private sector clients on all aspects of IP law, focusing on assisting clients to achieve maximum value from their creative activities. Our lawyers and trademark agents make applications for registration of trademarks in Canada, the United States and internationally and act to protect trademarks through oppositions to others’ applications, actions for infringement or passing off, and through active licensing of marks.
We also assist with client situations involving the interrelationship amongst internet domain names, copyrights and trademarks. These include pursuing “ takedown” steps under Canadian and United States legislation, where our client’s intellectual property may be infringed in someone else’s website or social media account. Licensing of IP is an essential element – both to benefit from allowing others to use your IP, and to benefit from using others’ IP. The management of IP includes the protection of IP through confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. Contracting for IP work is very important as the contracts set forth the rights of the parties to the IP that is being created.
Applying for and registering marks, opposing conflicting marks, licensing and monitoring use.
Advising on protection and registration, licensing, development contracting requirements.
Applying for and registration of Designs ( known as Industrial Designs in Canada, and Design Patents in the United States, with similar names elsewhere), which protect unique visual aspects, such as shape or pattern, of a finished article; licensing.
Where necessary to best serve a client's need for protection of its innovation, we utilize long-standing relationships with specialized patent agent firms in Canada, and in other nations (particularly in the United States and England) to assist with the patent application and prosecution process.
Creating value from technologies through comprehensive license agreements
Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure, Competition
Protecting owners' rights - today and for the future
Clarity of product, price, parties, rights and obligations in the creation and use of technologies
Advising on steps to enforce rights respecting the use of IP and on the possible approaches to resolving disputes - from negotiation and mediation to litigation
We earn our clients' confidence by
providing the personalized service they
deserve, and have come to expect.