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Global Canada Intellectual Property: Litigation

Intellectual Property covers disputes related to patent, copyright and trademark infringement. Litigation concerning trade secrets also features. We also feature related issues such as licensing and IP commercialisation.

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Band 1
  1. Goodmans LLP
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    Goodmans LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Goodmans houses a well-regarded Toronto-based intellectual property department, with notable strength in handling complex litigation. Renowned for its leading expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, the firm's expertise covers both disputes and non-contentious issues. The team also offers experience in transactional, licensing and portfolio management files, often working for well-known domestic and international brands, including Asahi Europe and Cadillac Fairview. The group enjoys a strong reputation for its assured handling of patent litigation matters, particularly for long-standing client Apotex.
  2. Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Fasken
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    Fasken
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 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 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.
  2. McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    McCarthy Tétrault has an established team of intellectual property lawyers who regularly handle both contentious and non-contentious work. The 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.
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright is a distinguished international firm that is recognised for its significant IP team in Toronto, with additional capabilities in Montréal and Vancouver. 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.
  4. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 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 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.
  5. Smart & Biggar
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    Smart & Biggar
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Smart & Biggar is a well-established IP and innovation boutique with offices in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and British Columbia. The firm maintains an impressive IP development service, assisting high-profile clients with issues ranging from licensing and marketing to enforcement and litigation. Reputed for its bench strength and quality representation, it has proven skill in patent and trade mark litigation as well as a substantial range of commercial IP matters. The group services clients in a diverse range of sectors, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and the media industry.
  6. Torys LLP
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    Torys LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 3 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 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. Bennett Jones LLP
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    Bennett Jones LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 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 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. Bereskin & Parr LLP
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    Bereskin & Parr LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 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 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.
  3. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
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    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon maintains an experienced IP group, highlighted for its handling of patent infringement disputes for high-profile industry clients. The firm also has knowledge of IP licensing arrangements and regulatory mandates. It offers expertise on an array of IP-related matters to its client roster, which includes a range of household names in pharmaceuticals, technology and financial services.
  4. Aitken Klee LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  5. Belmore Neidrauer LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
    Intellectual Property: Litigation
    Global 2022 | Band 4