News & Events
November 19, 2018
Heer Law is pleased to welcome Mala Milanese to the firm. Mala practices in all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on intellectual property litigation and the out-of-court resolution of intellectual property disputes. Prior to joining Heer Law, Mala articled in the IP department of an international full-service firm (DLA Piper (Canada) LLP) and also spent two summers working at intellectual property boutique firms (Dimock Stratton LLP and Smiths IP).
October 23, 2018
Heer Law is pleased to welcome Bonnie Headley to the firm. Bonnie has extensive experience in both the prosecution of trademark applications and the enforcement of trademark rights. Before joining us, Bonnie worked in-house as a trademark agent for the legal team of the largest grocery retailer in Canada (Loblaw Companies Limited), for a multi-national law firm (Bennett Jones LLP) and for two boutique IP firms that specialized primarily in trademark matters.
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. See how fast we grew.
Stefanie Di Giandomenico
February 20, 2018
Heer Law is pleased to welcome Stefanie Di Giandomenico to the firm. Stefanie practices in all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on intellectual property litigation and the out-of-court resolution of intellectual property disputes. Stefanie previously practiced at Belmore Neidrauer LLP as an associate, and articled at Gowlings (now Gowling WLG) in Toronto.
Christopher Heer Quoted in the National Post in the Article "From Taco Tuesday to Sunday Brunch, restaurants fight over trademarks"
February 19, 2018
Christopher Heer was quoted in the National Post article "From Taco Tuesday to Sunday Brunch, restaurants fight over trademarks", where selected comments were used in relation to a trademark dispute involving the registered trademark TACO TUESDAY.
Toba Cooper Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article "Canadian Trademark Revamp Could Spell Trouble: Lawyers"
February 16, 2018
Toba Cooper was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article "Canadian Trademark Revamp Could Spell Trouble: Lawyers", commenting on the draft regulations to amend the Canadian Trade-marks Act and Trade-mark Regulations.
Toba Cooper Participating in Government of Canada Workshop to Increase Copyright Literacy for Canadian Creators
January 25, 2018
Toba Cooper is participating in a containment workshop with Canadian Heritage, Artscape and EnPastiche to address strategies to increase copyright literacy for Canadian creators.
Yas Baharmast Now Licensed as a Paralegal in Ontario
December 5, 2017
Heer Law is pleased to congratulate our legal assistant, Yas Baharmast, on passing the paralegal licensing examinations and becoming licensed as a paralegal in Ontario. Yas has seven years experience working in intellectual property and is now available to help people seeking lower-cost representation in small intellectual property claims in the Ontario Small Claims Court.
Ontario Bar Association TECHxpo 2017
November 9, 2017
Christopher Heer will be speaking on a panel at the Ontario Bar Association's TECHxpo on the topic of business metrics for solo and small law firms.
Toba Cooper Teaching IP at Artscape's Creative Entrepreneurship Program
October 18, 2017
Toba Cooper will be teaching the fundamentals of intellectual property to participants of Artscape’s Creative Entrepreneurship Program.
September 11, 2017
Heer Law is pleased to welcome Toba Cooper to the firm. Toba practices in all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on trademark registration, trademark, copyright and new media law advice, and intellectual property litigation. Toba previously practiced at Shift Law as an associate, and articled at Gowlings (now Gowling WLG) in Toronto.
Ryan De Vries
September 5, 2017
Heer Law is pleased to welcome Ryan De Vries to the firm. Ryan practices in all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on patent drafting and prosecution. Ryan articled at Bereskin & Parr LLP in Toronto.
Christopher Heer Presents at the Osgoode Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing
June 13, 2017
Christopher Heer participated in a question and answer session with Brad Limpert to be used as a video primer on "Industrial Designs" in The Osgoode Certificate in Intellectual Property Licensing in this and subsequent years.
Christopher Heer Presents at the Law Society of Upper Canada's Solo and Small Firm Conference 2017
June 8, 2017
Christopher Heer presents on "Using Performance Data to Improve Your Law Firm" at the Law Society of Upper Canada's Solo and Small Firm Conference.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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).
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.
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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