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Intellectual Property
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Peter Giddens is the Co-Chair of McMillan’s Intellectual Property Group and a Partner in the Toronto office. Peter counsels clients concerning the acquisition, clearance, management, protection, enforcement, commercialization, licensing and transfer of IP, and advises on IP and technology issues in complex acquisitions, divestitures, re-orgs and negotiated commercial transactions and in strategic disputes across a wide range of sectors. He advises clients concerning the availability of trademarks for use and registration, prepares and prosecutes trademark and copyright applications, negotiates license agreements and other agreements affecting IP rights, co-ordinates international filings and manages domestic and foreign trademark portfolios. Peter also represents clients in contentious matters such as trademark and copyright infringement proceedings, trademark opposition and expungement proceedings, and domain name disputes. He previously served as the Chair of the INTA Trademark Office Practices Committee and the INTA North American Advisory Council. Peter also sits on the CIPO TIDB Director General Advisory Committee. Peter is a past recipient of the INTA Volunteer Service Award for the advancement of trademark law and appeared before the Canadian Parliament’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology as an expert witness concerning the Combating Counterfeit Products Act.

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Intellectual Property - Canada
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Band 4

Peter Giddens is a well-respected trade mark lawyer with an impressive portfolio of clients including significant consumer products brands and media companies. He works out of McMillan's Toronto office.
"Peter Giddens has a fantastic knowledge of trade mark law and is exceptionally responsive."

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