Intellectual Property

From trademarks, to technology licensing agreements to collaborative arrangements with research and teaching institutions, your intellectual property is fundamental to the success of your business goals which is why it should be managed and protected appropriately.

Our Intellectual Property and Trademarks Group includes members of our corporate/commercial, franchise and litigation groups. Together, the group provides Canadian and international clients with a full range of IP-related legal and business services across a range of industries including technology, health, manufacturing, food service and hospitality, retail, consumer products and food and beverage.  Our IP-related services include:

  • Audit of existing registered and unregistered marks
  • Trademark word and design availability opinions
  • Applications to register marks in Canada and abroad
  • Interaction with trademarks office
  • Opposition proceedings
  • Copyright advice
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Drafting and litigation of non-compete and non-solicit agreements
  • Counterfeit proceedings
  • Data sharing agreements
  • Technology transfers
  • Trade secret protection
  • Applications and registration of trademarks
  • Due diligence
  • Licensing of trademarks
  • Transactions involving IP
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Trademark litigation
  • Defending trademark rights
  • Trademark opposition matters