Our Expertise


  • Patent,  trade-mark, industrial design (design patent) and copyright searches

  • Advice on patentability of inventions, registrability and availability for use of trade-marks and trade names, availability of industrial design (design patent) protection, and scope of copyright protection

  • Opinions regarding patent, trade-mark, industrial design (design patent) and copyright infringement and validity

  • Advice regarding compliance with regulations relating to food and drugs, cosmetics, packaging and labeling, and advertising 


  • Preparation, filing and prosecution of applications for patents (including applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty), trade-marks, industrial designs (design patents) and copyrights in Canada, the United States and all other countries, through an extensive network of international associates

  • Appeals from decisions of the Commissioner of Patents to the Patent Appeal Board involving matters relating to patents

  • Portfolio management, including maintenance of pending applications and issued patents, trade-marks and industrial designs (design patents)

Commercial Exploitation

  • Advice  on using and exploiting innovative ideas

  • Negotiations and agreements regarding: licensing and transfer of patents, trade-marks, industrial designs (design patents), copyrights, know-how, trade secrets and technology; technology transfer/development; confidentiality; non-competition arrangements; character merchandising; employment and consulting relationships; security interests

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

  • Intellectual property and related trials and appeals, including: patent, trade-mark, industrial design (design patent) and copyright infringement and validity; passing off and unfair competition; licensing; and other technology-oriented matters

  • Appeals to the Federal Court of Canada from decisions of the Commissioner of Patents and the Registrar of Trade-marks

  • Administrative proceedings before all tribunals determining intellectual property issues, including: trade-mark oppositions, trade-mark expungements, trade name registrations; ownership and inventorship issues before the Commissioner of Patents

  • Judicial review of decisions by tribunals affecting intellectual property issues