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Innovative IP Solutions to Grow Your Business

Heer Law is a Toronto intellectual property law firm dedicated to helping businesses reach the next level through intellectual property law, intellectual property litigation, patent agent and trademark agent services. We think differently about intellectual property in that we know any business can be made better by it and we love to figure out how.

Using that mindset, we help businesses grow and profit through effective acquisition, management, use and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Our services will help you protect and develop your intellectual property into formidable business and financial assets. When your intellectual property rights are infringed, we help you stop the infringer and obtain monetary compensation for the infringements. And if you are alleged to infringe, we help you defend and counter the allegations.
The firm was founded by Christopher Heer, who is a Canadian intellectual property lawyer, and a registered patent agent and registered trademark agent in Canada and the United States. He is noted for excellence in advising on intellectual property matters relating to information technology and is a patent lawyer designated by the Law Society of Ontario as a certified specialist in patent law.
PATENT

We assess the patentability of new innovations, prepare and file patent applications, and counsel on patent strategies, infringement and freedom to practice.More about our Patent services »

TRADEMARK

We help you determine if marks are available to adopt and use and help you obtain trademark protection in Canada and abroad. More about our Trademark services »

IP LITIGATION

We help businesses stop their competitors from infringing their intellectual property rights as well as defeat infringement claims made against them. More about our IP Litigation services »

COPYRIGHT

We advise on all types of copyright issues and have the requisite technical expertise to analyze software and other digital works. More about our Copyright services »

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

We identify protectable designs and obtain design protection in Canada, the United States and elsewhere around the world. More about our Industrial Design services »

IP AGREEMENT

We draft and advise on assignments and licences of intellectual property rights, as well as joint ownership and non-disclosure agreements. More about our IP Agreement services »

Legal Updates

New Canadian Patent Agent - Ryan De Vries
July 25, 2018 — Heer Law congratulates Ryan De Vries on passing the 2018 patent agent qualifying examination and becoming a registered patent agent in Canada.

New Canadian Trademark Agent - Toba Cooper
June 5, 2018 — Heer Law congratulates Toba Cooper on passing the 2017 trademark agent qualifying examination and becoming a registered trademark agent in Canada.

Government of Canada Intends New Amendments to IP Laws
April 26, 2018 —The Government of Canada announced its new national intellectual property strategy including several changes to Canadian patent, trademark and copyright legislation.The amendments include reinforcing the importance of use to obtaining, maintaining and enforcing trademark registrations, excluding demands for settlement from the Notice and Notice regime in the Copyright Act, and instituting requirements patent owners must meet when sending demand letters alleging patent infringement.

Recent Work

Won a two-day trial and the subsequent appeal in a breach of contract case over unpaid invoices for a software developer

Successfully defended a Canadian trademark opposition against a trademark used in association with restaurant services

Preparing, filing and prosecuting United States, Canadian and PCT patent applications relating to computer software, computer hardware, computer networking equipment, air filter systems, sports equipment, digital audio processing, and health care products

Preparing, filing and prosecuting Canadian trademark applications for beauty products, children's games, digital audio processing, convertible bags, smart appliances, bicycle technician training, interior design services, gourmet food products, and dietary and nutritional supplements