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2017

Christopher Heer Presents a Webinar on The Use of Performance Data in Your Law Firm

April 7, 2017

Christopher Heer presents a webinar entitled "The Use of Performance Data in Your Law Firm" for the Clear Law Institute.


Roxana Monemdjou Passes Canadian Trademark Agent Exam and Becomes Canadian Trademark Agent

March 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Roxana Monemdjou has passed the 2016 Canadian trademark agent qualifying examination and has now been entered on the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's Trademark Agents List.


Roxana Monemdjou Quoted in The Record about Trademark Dispute Over Random Acts of Kindness

January 27, 2017

Roxana Monemdjou is quoted in an article about a trademark opposition between the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation and an American non-profit group called the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. The KW foundation was unsuccessful before the Trademarks Opposition Board in their opposition to the American group's Canadian trademark application to register RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS FOUNDATION as a trademark. The KW foundation has appealed the decision of the Trademarks Opposition Board to the Federal Court.


2016

Christopher Heer Speaks at the Ontario Bar Association's Intellectual Property Litigation Program

November 22, 2016

On November 22nd, Christopher will be a panelist on a panel entitled "Tactical Considerations in Bringing Motions Before the Federal Court" at the Ontario Bar Association's program on Intellectual Property Litigation. The panel will share techniques and tactics for successfully bringing motions before the Federal Court.


Heer Law Wins 2016 Excellence Award: Most Outstanding Patent Attorney

November 16, 2016

Heer Law has been awarded Most Outstanding Patent Attorney in Acquisition International's 2016 Global Excellence Awards.


Roxana Monemdjou Speaks at IncentiveWorks 2016

August 16-17, 2016

On August 16 and 17, Roxana will be a guest speaker at IncentiveWorks, Canada’s largest and longest running conference and trade show. She will present a seminar on “Copyright Confidential: Legally using music, photos and videos at meetings, trade shows, conferences and events".


Christopher Heer Wins Award for Best Patent Attorney - North America

May 20, 2016

Heer Law is thrilled to announce that Christopher Heer has been awarded Best Patent Attorney - North America in Acquisition International's 2016 Intellectual Property Awards.


Orin Del Vecchio

May 18, 2016

Heer Law is pleased to welcome Orin Del Vecchio to the firm. Orin is an IP lawyer and registered patent agent who practises in all areas of intellectual property law, with a focus on patent drafting and patent prosecution. Prior to joining Heer Law, Orin worked for seven years as TD Bank's sole in-house patent counsel. Prior to that, he spent eight years in private practice at full service and intellectual property boutique law firms in Toronto and Vancouver as well as working as a sole practitioner.


Katie Wei

February 29, 2016

Heer Law is pleased to welcome Katie Wei to the firm. Katie practices in all areas of intellectual property law and intellectual property litigation and her experience includes working at an information, communication and technology start-up providing in-house legal advice, and at intellectual property law firms providing services in intellectual property litigation, patent and/or trademark prosecution. Katie summered and articled at Dimock Stratton LLP in Toronto and has also worked as an IP lawyer at Clancy P.C. + Brion Raffoul in Ottawa.


2015

New Heer Law Email Distribution LIst

October 13, 2015

Heer Law is starting an email distribution list which will provide valuable information about intellectual property protection and enforcement as well as keep you up to date with recent firm news. Sign up now under "Subscribe" on the home page.


Christopher Heer Quoted by Law Times in "Are patent trolls on the prowl in Canada?"

September 28, 2015

Christopher Heer is quoted for selected comments on patent trolls in the Canadian market.


Intellectual Property Law: Practice Primers & Contemporary Developments

September 9, 2015

Christopher Heer will be speaking on "Advising Clients on Patent Strategy in Their First Few Years of a New Business" at the above-titled program offered by The Commons Institute by webcast on Monday, November 23rd.


Roxana Monemdjou

September 8, 2015

Heer Law is pleased to welcome Roxana Monemdjou to the firm. Roxana practices in all areas of intellectual property law and intellectual property litigation and has experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation, advertising, regulatory affairs and domain name disputes. Roxana summered and articled in the intellectual property group at Gowlings in Toronto following a first year summer position at Andrews Robichaud in Ottawa.


Christopher Heer Quoted by Law Times in "Old statute resurfaces in case with big implications for drug patents"

September 7, 2015

Christopher Heer is quoted for selected comments on the recent decision of a motion to strike in Apotex Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Company et al., 2015 ONSC 5396, which concerns Apotex's pleaded cause of action relying on Ontario's 1897 re-enactment of Britain's 1624 Statute of Monopolies.


Heer Law Wins Award for Excellence in Information Technology IP - North America

April 13, 2015

Heer Law is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the Award for Excellence in Information Technology IP - North America in Acquisition International's 2015 Intellectual Property Awards.


Heer Law Wins Award for Best Newly Launched IP Firm in Canada

April 13, 2015

Heer Law is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded Best Newly Launched IP Firm - Canada in Acquisition International's 2015 Intellectual Property Awards.


Elena Iosef on CKTB Radio

April 7, 2015

Elena Iosef is interviewed by Tim Denis on copyright issues in gaming videos on CKTB Radio in Niagara.


Elena Iosef on The Exchange with Amanda Lang

April 6, 2015

Elena Iosef discusses copyright issues in YouTube gaming videos on the business news television show The Exchange with Amanda Lang.


Elena Iosef Quoted by CBC News

April 6, 2015

Elena Iosef is quoted by CBC News on copyright issues in YouTube gaming videos in a news article entitled "YouTube gaming stars blindsided by Nintendo's ad revenue grab".


Acquisition International IP Awards

March 11, 2015

Heer Law is pleased to announce that it has made the short list for Acquisition International's 2015 Intellectual Property Awards for Canada.


Elena Iosef

March 4, 2015

Heer Law is pleased to welcome Elena Iosef to the firm. Elena practices in all areas of intellectual property law and intellectual property litigation, and also helps clients with contractual, corporate and regulatory law matters. Elena articled at Deeth Williams Wall in Toronto.


Advanced Sessions in Patents and Trademark Law

February 17, 2015

Christopher Heer will be speaking on "Advising Your Client on IP Remedies Before the Case Starts" as part of a joint presentation with John Simpson at the above-titled program offered by The Commons Institute in downtown Toronto.


2014

Intellectual Property Litigation - Forms and Precedents

November 7, 2014

Christopher Heer will be contributing a chapter on>Directions to Attend in the upcoming book Intellectual Property Litigation - Forms and Precedents from LexisNexis.


The Corsage Project

June 19, 2014

We are pleased to volunteer pro bono legal services to the Corsage Project, a non-profit program in Toronto that helps high school students in financial need attend prom.


Non-Practising Entities in Canada

June 18, 2014

Christopher Heer examines the activities of non-practising patent owners in Canada in the latest issue of the Federated Press Intellectual Property Newsletter (Volume XIX, No. 2).


Heer Law Practising in Association with Shift Law

June 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce that, effective June 15th, we will be practising in association with John Simpson of Shift Law. John is an experienced IP litigator, whose practice also encompasses trademarks, copyright and new media law. With a combined twenty years of IP litigation experience, we are well-suited to act for clients in larger IP litigation disputes.


New Office and Address

May 22, 2014

We are pleased to announce that we will soon be moving to a new, larger office in downtown Toronto. Effective July 1, 2014, our address will be Suite 500, 36 Lombard Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2X3.


2013

Christopher Heer Designated as a Certified Specialist in Patent Law

December 18, 2013

In recognition of his specialty expertise in patent law, Christopher Heer is designated by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist (Intellectual Property Law: Patent). The Certified Specialist Program recognizes lawyers who meet established standards of experience and knowledge requirements in designated areas of law, and who maintain exemplary standards of professional practice.


Osgoode Hall Law School Health Law LLM Program

December 6, 2013

Christopher Heer presents “Patent Law and Data Protection” as a guest speaker at the Intellectual Property Law Course of Osgoode Hall's Health Law LLM program.

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