We think differently about intellectual property. We start from the business’s objectives and create innovative solutions to achieve them using intellectual property rights.
We specialize in providing intellectual property law, intellectual property litigation, patent agent and trademark agent services.
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.
When you retain Heer Law, you are retaining a team of four intellectual property lawyers, two registered patent agents and two registered trademark agents led by a lawyer certified by the Law Society of Ontario 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.
Our lawyers have been featured as authorities on television, radio, in print and in person by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the National Post, Bloomberg Law, the Government of Canada, the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, Artscape, LexisNexis, Osgoode Professional Development, Law Times, CKTB Radio, The Waterloo Region Record, Federated Press, IncentiveWorks, and The Commons Institute.
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 400 clients including the University of Toronto, Sanjel Energy Services, Resource Energy Solutions, CanadaQBank, Faram Holding and Furniture, 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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