Innovative IP Solutions to Grow Your Business
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
We identify protectable designs and obtain design protection in Canada, the United States and elsewhere around the world. More about our Industrial Design services »
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 »
Government of Canada Intends New Amendments to IP Laws
April 26, 2018 —The Government of Canada announced its new national intellectual property strategy on World Intellectual Property Day. Its strategy includes 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.
Christopher Heer Named One of the Top 100 Lawyers in Canada
March 7, 2018 — Christopher Heer has been selected by Lawyer Monthly magazine as a leading lawyer in Canada for his experience and expertise in intellectual property.
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