IP & Branding Law

img9We advise clients on multiple aspects of intellectual property law, including trade-marks, copyrights, licensing, information technology management, trade secrets, confidential information, software and other technology issues. Importantly however, when IP is developed as part of a larger branding strategy we can integrate your IP management strategy with your branding to maintain protections across multiple platforms.

Our clients come from private sectors,and are actively engaged in diverse industries including the software, music, film, health, information technology, manufacturing, publishing, service and travel sectors.

Just as you are passionate about your innovative products and services, we monitor trends in emerging media and technology for any potential legal impact on our clients and seek to apply innovative approaches in solving their business challenges.


We can prepare and prosecute trade-mark applications, represent clients in trade-mark litigation, conduct trade-mark and name searches, and conduct trade-mark licensing.

For clients involved in Internet based activities we can advise on domain name branding strategies including under the new gTLD name system. We also assist clients in enforcing trade-mark rights and in resolving disputes regarding domain name misuse and appropriation attempts.


We provide advice on Canadian copyright legislation and international copyright conventions. We advise copyright holders on infringement and enforcement and draft and review licence arrangements. We can also assist clients to register and protect their copyright both in Canada and beyond.


Our clients develop and commercialize new technologies, software and innovative products and services. Our practice is dedicated to helping established companies and organizations in these fields grow their operations,and to assisting new and emerging companies establish themselves with a solid foundation. We advise clients on software use issues including use of “open source” code, licensing, technology transfer, systems acquisitions, technology aspects of commercial transactions and mergers, distribution agreements, information technology, service level agreements, managed services agreements, joint ventures, corporate structure and financing, strategic alliances and the Internet and e-business.


We work to develop offensive and defensive litigation strategies for clients in matters relating to disputes involving confidentiality agreements, copyright, licensing, trade-marks, trade secrets and passing off.