Once you have established your IP rights through the patent, trademark, copyright or industrial design process, you need to be able to defend and protect your intellectual property. Our IP litigators are exceptionally experienced in all aspects of protecting and enforcing IP rights, including infringement actions, obtaining and defending against pre-trial injunctions, and challenging and defending the validity of trademarks and patents. We provide critical guidance at every step of the process, including the application stage when issues or objections may arise that require litigation expertise. Our litigators are also adept at protecting the integrity of trade secrets and enforcing or challenging employer/employee non-disclosure agreements. We understand the urgency behind IP litigation and the importance of acting quickly to contain risks and prevent damage.

Defending IP rights in Canada and Internationally

Our IP litigators understand the complexities of both Canadian and international IP law, and have successfully litigated complex, precedent-setting cases. We have appeared before all levels of court, including the Federal Court of Canada. Through our work with foreign associates and with Canadian innovators pursuing global opportunities, we have become proficient at multijurisdictional litigation and skilled at forming strategies for foreign intellectual property laws. Our IP litigation team has expertise in not only defending and enforcing IP rights, but also in understanding the complexities of our clients’ ideas and innovations and the strategies that position you for success. We know that the work we do is not only about protecting the rights you have now – it’s about protecting what those rights will make possible in the future.