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Global Guide 2023
Canada Intellectual Property
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Band 2

5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Torys LLP

Our Intellectual Property practice brings strategic vision, a business-minded approach and wide-ranging skills to the management of our clients' intellectual property assets and regulatory affairs on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border and globally.

As intellectual property issues require advice across a range of legal areas, our integrated team of experts span the practices at our firm and provide comprehensive IP advice. Not only does IP law interface with competition and antitrust law, restructuring and insolvency situations, as well as corporate, securities, M&A and tax matters, but often the most effective approach to resolving IP disputes (whether in litigation, arbitration, mediation or negotiation) requires expertise in other practice areas.

Our group includes over 30 lawyers, patent and trademark agents, and technical consultants. Many are internationally recognized leaders in their field and most have advanced scientific or engineering degrees in various disciplines.

We are widely recognized for our broad technical expertise, legal experience and industry savvy in advising on the creation, selection, acquisition, registration, prosecution, management, exploitation, enforcement and protection of our clients' IP rights, as well as in responding effectively to the IP rights and claims of others.

Chambers Review

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Intellectual Property - Canada
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Band 2
What the team is known for

The intellectual property team at Torys is experienced in a broad range of litigation and commercial matters for a variety of prominent clients, including those in the chemical, banking, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. The Toronto-based firm also handles an array of regulatory, prosecution and advisory work, including complex patent and copyright issues. It is also noted for its deep expertise in portfolio management and for its work on trade mark mandates.

Work Highlights

Provided by Torys LLP
  • Torys represented LiquidPower Specialty Products (LSPI) in a patent impeachment action commenced by Flowchem, as well as infringement litigation relating to drag reduction additive products.

Strengths

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Notable Practitioners

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Andrew E Bernstein
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Andrew E Bernstein
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Band 2

Andrew Bernstein has an impressive pedigree in contentious intellectual property proceedings, playing an important role in high-profile patent disputes. He also has an active commercial litigation practice.
"He is an excellent advocate. If you go up against him in court, you know it's going to be a battle."

Michelle Nelles
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Michelle Nelles
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Band 3

Michelle Nelles is an established intellectual property lawyer with a strong focus on Canadian trade mark law. She advises many impressive domestic names in the retail sector on matters ranging from registration to protection of trade marks.
"Her guidance is always spot on." "She is extremely responsive and provides business-practical advice."

Eileen M McMahon
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Eileen M McMahon
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Band 1

Eileen McMahon has cultivated an outstanding reputation in the life sciences sector, with a knowledge base spanning issues from patent law and licensing to regulatory compliance and pricing.
"She is a great patent lawyer with huge experience." "Eileen is very knowledgeable and comes informed to every discussion with a strategy in mind."

Andrew M Shaughnessy
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Andrew M Shaughnessy
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Band 1

Andrew Shaughnessy is a highly experienced intellectual property litigator with an impressive track record representing clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.
"He adds value to every meeting he participates in." "He provides excellent business-oriented and results-driven advice."

Edward Fan
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Edward Fan
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Band 3

Edward Fan is an accomplished patent and trade mark expert, with a proficiency in strategy, protection and the acquisition of intellectual property.
"I have found Ed to be approachable and with a deep understanding of Canadian patent law." "He gets things done, no matter how complicated the issue is."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Intellectual Property

Eileen M McMahon
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Eileen M McMahon
1
Band 1
Edward Fan
3
Edward Fan
3
Band 3
Michelle Nelles
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Michelle Nelles
3
Band 3
Intellectual Property: Litigation

Andrew M Shaughnessy
1
Andrew M Shaughnessy
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Band 1
Andrew E Bernstein
2
Andrew E Bernstein
2
Band 2