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Torys LLP

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Experienced in a broad range of IP litigation and commercial matters for a variety of prominent clients, including those in the chemical, banking, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. Also handles an array of regulatory, prosecution and advisory work, including complex patent and copyright issues. Noted for its deep expertise in portfolio management and for its work on trade mark mandates.

Strengths

"Torys can provide a wide spectrum of legal services," explained one source, saying: "It can utilise its resources and various assets collaboratively for our benefit."

Other commentators hail the firm's "professional and talented group of lawyers" and "excellent customer service," with one emphasising the group's "depth of knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry."

Work highlights

Represented Amgen in Federal Court in a patent action linked to its branded treatment drugs Neupogen and Neulasta.

Advised Procter & Gamble on its patent and trademark portfolio across a number of its popular brands, including assisting with prosecution and opposition.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Bernstein has an impressive pedigree in contentious intellectual property proceedings, as well as notable expertise in broader commercial disputes. He often represents clients in high-profile patent infringement actions.

Andrew Shaughnessy is praised for his "attentive client service" by one source, while others hail him for his "practical and strategicadvice." He is a highly experienced intellectual property litigator with an impressive track record representing clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

Edward Fan is an accomplished patent and trade mark expert, with a proficiency in strategy, protection and the acquisition of intellectual property. "He is sharp and pragmatic," enthused one commentator, while another said: "He's very composed and not easy to ruffle."

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. Sources regard her as an "enthusiastic and energetic practitioner" with "unparalleled industry experience."

Michelle Nelles is an established intellectual property practitioner 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.

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Overview

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.

Intellectual Property

Torys LLP

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Location

79 Wellington Street West, 30th Floor

PO Box 270, TD South Tower

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5K 1N2

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Canada

Intellectual Property


Eileen M McMahon
Band 1
Michelle Nelles
Band 4

Intellectual Property: Litigation


Andrew E Bernstein
Band 2
Andrew M Shaughnessy
Band 2