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Norton Rose Fulbright

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Distinguished international firm recognised for its significant footholds in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver. Acts on a broad array of significant regulatory and transactional IP matters, as well as complex disputes relating to patent, copyright and trade mark matters. Sought after for its expertise in the life sciences sector and retained by several pharmaceutical industry leaders for patent regulatory advice, strategy and litigation. Provides knowledgeable counsel to domestic and international clients in the sports and technology sectors, among others.

Strengths

"The team is efficient, strategic, easy to communicate with, and aligned with its clients' business interests," stated one commentator.

Other sources praise the team's "flawless execution" and "thorough services," with one saying: "They provide tailored advice and do an excellent job of handling our matters in a way that is consistent with our business strategy."

Work highlights

Defended Pfizer against claims for damages brought by Apotex following the invalidation of two of Pfizer's patents.

Advised CCM Hockey on the prosecution of its patent portfolio, as well as assisting with protecting its designs.

Notable practitioners

Allyson Whyte Nowak impresses sources as an "extraordinarily strategic" lawyer. She is particularly notable for her knowledge of patent and trade secret litigation, with prominent clients in life sciences and manufacturing.

Vancouver-based Christopher Wilson has extensive experience representing clients in litigating trade mark and copyright infringement claims. Of late, he has played a prominent role in several novel cases alleging piracy, conspiracy and IP theft.

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Overview

Our experienced Intellectual Property (IP) Team combines excellence in advocacy with a business-minded approach to IP issues. Operating in Canada in both official languages, our accomplished lawyers strive to build the strongest cases possible by gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ interests and objectives and developing creative and cost-effective strategies to achieve superior results. We are practiced in the art of persuasion.

We understand what litigation means to our clients when it is necessary to go that route. Drawing on an in-depth understanding of strategic decision making and risk analysis, our litigators can assist our clients in achieving practical results in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner possible.

Our IP team has a proven track record of success in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, superior courts, and tribunals across the country. Our creative approach to solving litigious problems across a wide range of intellectual property disputes has enabled us to achieve precedent-setting results that have advanced the law and had a direct positive impact on the value of our clients’ brands and their ability to succeed in business.

Intellectual Property

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Location

222 Bay Street, suite 3000

M5K 1E7

P.O. Box 53

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5J 2Z4

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Canada

Intellectual Property: Litigation


Allyson Whyte Nowak
Band 4
Christopher S. Wilson
Band 4