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Nationwide - Canada Intellectual Property
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7 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Gowling WLG is home to one of the largest and most highly regarded IP practices in Canada, as well as top teams in China, France, Germany, Russia, Singapore, the UAE and the U.K.

Our professionals deliver a full complement of intellectual property legal services to Canadian and international clients, including the enforcement of patents, trademarks and brands, copyright, industrial designs, trade secrets and related matters. We use technology to our clients’ full advantage, creating sophisticated processes that enable us to price our IP services at a level competitive to small firms without sacrificing the scope and depth of quality that a large and diverse firm provides.

We expertly manage and enforce global IP portfolios in range of key sectors, supported by the specialized education many of our professionals have in science, engineering and technology-related areas. This distinct combination of outstanding legal talent and in-depth industry knowledge enables us to better understand our clients’ work and help them maximize the full value of their IP assets.

Our intellectual property professionals have been shaping IP law for decades. Not only does Gowling WLG file more trademarks than any other law firm in Canada, but we're also counsel of record for more litigation cases than any other firm. We manage tens of thousands of files and protect and enhance our clients' IP assets all over the world.

Chambers Review

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Intellectual Property: Litigation - Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for

Gowling WLG is renowned for its ability to handle a wide array of eye-catching IP mandates for a thriving Canadian and international client base. The firm offers a deep bench of experienced practitioners knowledgeable in litigation and non-contentious proceedings. The team is highlighted for its impressive track record in IP disputes and notable strength in patent and trade mark matters. It regularly acts for clients in the technology, healthcare and sports sectors. The firm also offers notable expertise in trade secret matters and is able to provide representation in provincial courts across Canada. Its strength is particularly prominent in its Ottawa and Toronto offices.

Strengths

"Gowling really understand our business pressures and provide exceptional customer service."

"The team provides strong strategic advice, is extremely responsive and understands the importance of working with clients to meet their needs."

"The firm is strategic, efficient and has things perfectly under control, and has achieved some great results for us."

Work highlights

Led by Chris Van Barr, Gowling represented Bayer in nine pharmaceutical patent litigation cases against nine generic manufacturers over the blockbuster drug Xarelto.

Notable practitioners

Ronald Dimock is a highly respected figure in the Canadian intellectual property market, with considerable experience leading complex patent infringement disputes. He is based in Toronto.

Christopher Van Barr is an experienced intellectual property litigator with notable expertise in patent infringement disputes. He represents industry-leading names in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors. He is based in Ottawa.
"He is an excellent lead and someone I would trust to manage a high-profile, high-risk patent litigation matter." "Chris has long-term vision and strategic skills, and is quite frank in his assessments."

Shelagh Carnegie acts for a number of impressive retail and consumer products brands, managing important trade mark portfolios and advising on expansion. She also co-leads the firm's global IP team from its Toronto office.
"She takes great care of her clients with lightning-fast responses, clear advice and a business mindset that takes the competition into account."

Ottawa-based Jay Zakaïb is an experienced IP attorney, with a particular focus on infringement litigation. His impressive client roster features major brands in recreational products, technology and aviation, as well as pharmaceutical companies.

Ranked Lawyers at
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

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Shelagh Carnegie
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Anthony Creber
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Ronald E Dimock
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Christopher C Van Barr
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Jay Zakaïb
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John Norman
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