We help businesses determine patentability and obtain patents, clear and register trademarks, identify potential conflicts between new products and services and third party intellectual property rights, and, as needed, enforce their own intellectual property rights against infringers or defend intellectual property infringement claims made against them by competitors. For more detailed information about the services we offer, please see our services pages linked below.
Why Choose Heer Law?
We’ll give you three reasons:
1. You can trust our work.
If you retain Heer Law, you are retaining a team led by a lawyer certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as an intellectual property law specialist. This certification requires a minimum of seven years of practice, mastery of substantive law, practice and procedures in intellectual property law, concentration of practice in intellectual property law, and compliance with professional development requirements and professional standards requirements.
Heer Law has also been recognized as the Best Newly Launched IP Firm in Canada and for Excellence in Information Technology IP in North America in the 2015 Acquisition International Intellectual Property Awards. Both awards were based on client feedback.
2. Our direct client experience makes the difference.
Most intellectual property firms in Canada are primarily engaged in practicing foreign associate work. That is, the work of their lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents is to follow the instructions of lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents in another country to help foreign clients obtain Canadian rights corresponding to an application filed abroad. This results in a professional that is technically proficient in Canadian practice and procedure but relatively inexperienced in advising businesses on intellectual property matters directly.
At Heer Law, the majority of our work and our experience is in directly advising businesses in Canada and abroad. We create the originating patent application or trademark application that ends up being filed around the world. Our clients trust us with their most important intellectual property matters and we strive to maximize their return on their investment in us.
We represent over 200 clients including the University of Toronto, Sanjel Energy Services, Resource Energy Solutions, Carillon Information Security, Next Pathway, CanadaQBank, Faram Holding and Furniture, MLT DWN Grill, Rising Sun Productions, and EHP Labs.
3. We understand and respect budgets.
Like many of you, we’re a small business. We understand the importance of cost predictability and where possible we determine costs up front. This approach provides our clients with significant peace of mind.
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