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Grow Your Business with Innovative Intellectual Property Solutions

Heer Law is a Toronto-based 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 know any business can be made better by intellectual property and we work with you to figure out how.

We help businesses reach their full potential 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. His team of highly-qualified lawyers and agents are here to help you with any and all of your intellectual property needs.

Investing in your intellectual property is an investment in your success. Let us demonstrate the many ways your ideas can be turned into assets!

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

Rebecca Silverhart Joins Heer Law
January 7, 2019 — We are pleased to announce that intellectual property lawyer Rebecca Silverhart has joined the firm.

Mala Milanese Joins Heer Law
November 19, 2018 — We are pleased to announce that intellectual property litigation lawyer Mala Milanese has joined the firm.

Bonnie Headley Joins Heer Law
October 23, 2018 — We are pleased to announce that senior trademark agent Bonnie Headley has joined the firm.

2018 Law Firm 500
October 4, 2018 — Heer Law has been recognized as the 10th fastest-growing law firm in North America in the Law Firm 500.

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