Trademarks distinguish a company’s goods and services from those of its competitors, and allow business owners to develop goodwill in a brand and build customer loyalty. As a business grows, its brand becomes more valuable. Investing in and protecting a trademark at an early stage can provide a solid foundation for building the value of your brand. Whether you are considering a new trademark or have been using your trademark for twenty years, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands your business objectives and marketing plans.
Our lawyers have experience in all areas of trademark law, including litigating trademark and trade dress issues, unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting, clearance searches, validity opinions, prosecuting trademark applications, oppositions and cancellations, domain name dispute resolution, transactions and licensing, domestic and international portfolio management, and trademark policing.
We have assisted some of the world’s most recognizable brands navigate nuanced trademark laws in Canada and worldwide. Our clients span a wide range of industries, including craft beer, sporting goods, clothing, footwear, consumer products, mobile apps, medical devices, financial services, entertainment, construction services, professional services, education, and more.
Craig AshPartnerB.Sc. (Chemistry)
Thomas BaileyPartnerB.Sc. (Cellular Biology)
Alex BuonassisiAssociateB.A.Sc. (Electrical Engineering)
Amy FongSenior AssociateB.A.Sc. (Engineering Physics (Computers))
Bruce GreenPartnerA.B. (Physics) Princeton University
Roni JonesAssociateB.A.Sc. (Materials Engineering)
Christina KwokAssociateB.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Gavin ManningPartnerM.Sc. (Physics)
Jennifer MarlesPartnerM.Sc. (Biochemistry)
Stephanie MelnychukAssociateM.Sc. (Chemistry)
Todd RattrayPartnerB.A.Sc. (Engineering Physics (Electronics))
Hilton SuePartnerElectrical Engineering
David TakagawaSenior AssociateB.Sc. (Microbiology)
Jayde WoodAssociateM.Sc. (Food Microbiology)
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