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Intellectual Property | Global

Canada

The Intellectual Property rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across Canada.

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Band 1
  1. Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 1
  2. Smart & Biggar
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Bereskin & Parr LLP
    2
    Bereskin & Parr LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Bereskin & Parr is a well-known IP boutique with offices in both Ontario and Québec. Noted for its deep bench strength and added capabilities in litigation, the law firm offers a wealth of expertise in licensing, dispute resolution, trade mark and patent portfolio management matters. The team acts for a wide variety of clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, with particular strength in representing startup companies and education institutions.
  2. Norton Rose Fulbright
    2
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright is a distinguished international firm with experience housed in its Vancouver and Montréal offices, as well as an IP group in Toronto. The team 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, it has been retained by several pharmaceutical industry leaders for patent regulatory advice, strategy and litigation. The group provides knowledgeable counsel to domestic and international clients in the sports and technology sectors, among others.
  3. Torys LLP
    2
    Torys LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    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 law 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.
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Band 3
  1. 3
    Baker McKenzie
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Well-known international law firm Baker McKenzie services an impressive list of global brands across pharmaceuticals, luxury consumer products, technology and financial services. The Toronto-based team offers significant experience in IP portfolio management and prosecution, covering both trade marks and patents. The group also regularly assists with IP issues relating to significant cross-border transactions.
  2. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    3
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Borden Ladner Gervais possesses a strong team of experienced IP lawyers spread across its network of offices in Canada. Well regarded for its patent prosecution and trade mark filing work, the team holds additional experience in transactional matters and infringement litigation. The law firm leverages the solid technical background of its practitioners to proficiently advise clients in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.
  3. Fasken
    3
    Fasken
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Fasken is recommended for its skilled handling of patent infringement and prosecution files, often servicing an enviable roster of domestic and international clients. The law firm regularly handles pharmaceutical litigation and copyright disputes across the nation, with noted strength in Montréal. Its IP capabilities are supported by strong regulatory teams focused on the life sciences and media sectors. The team is well known for its work in the technology and telecommunications sectors, and has a diverse client base which ranges from individual entrepreneurs and startups to multinational corporations.
  4. McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    3
    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    McCarthy Tétrault has an established team of intellectual property lawyers who regularly handle both contentious and non-contentious work. The law firm acts for a stable of impressive domestic and international clients, such as media and broadcasting and technology companies, on patent, trade mark and copyright issues, including major litigation. The litigation team in particular is noted for representing telecommunications and pharmaceutical clients in significant patent disputes. The firm derives much of its strength from its experts in Toronto, with additional experts in Western Canada.
  5. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    3
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt possesses a strong team of intellectual property practitioners, providing support to domestic and international clients hailing from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and telecoms sectors. The law firm is well regarded for its patent prosecution and litigation work, with added experience handling the IP aspects of corporate transactions. It regularly provides advice on a variety of trade mark, patent and copyright matters.
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Band 4
  1. Bennett Jones LLP
    4
    Bennett Jones LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    Bennett Jones operates a well-regarded intellectual property practice that handles a diverse range of IP matters for clients across Canada, with particular expertise in both patent prosecution and litigation. The law firm also advises on trade mark and copyright issues and offers niche expertise in relation to biochemical and oil sands technology. Furthermore, the team regularly handles complex disputes and commercial IP mandates for a wide range of clients from the energy, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and retail sectors, among others.
  2. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
    4
    Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Cassels Brock & Blackwell is renowned for its representation of household multimedia, automotive, food and beverage, and retail sector clients in complex trade mark and copyright mandates. The law firm is highly regarded for its experience acting for clients before the Copyright Board of Canada and the Trademarks Opposition Board. The team has acted for a number of well-known global brands with regard to the licensing, enforcement and protection of trade marks.
  3. Stikeman Elliott LLP
    4
    Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Stikeman Elliott is a well-recognized law firm which is praised for its IP expertise. The department enjoys a growing bench of practitioners who are knowledgeable in patent and trade mark matters. The team is also adept at handling copyright, licensing and domain name mandates. The lawyers assist with the management, protection and enforcement of IP.
  4. Fineberg Ramamoorthy LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 4
  5. Lavery, de Billy
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 4
  6. Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 4
  7. Ridout & Maybee LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 4
  8. ROBIC LLP
    Intellectual Property
    2024 | Band 4