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Trade-marks Practice Group

The goodwill of your business is protected by trade-mark law in Canada and around the world.  A trade-mark includes a word, phrase, design or a combination of these which distinguishes your products or services from those of others.  It is your identity in the marketplace.  A trade-mark can be owned by an individual, a partnership, a company or another legal entity.  A trade-mark identifies the source of a product or service and through proper licensing can be used to assure of a particular character or quality.  This technical area of law requires the advice of a practitioner knowledgeable in this area.  Our Trade-marks Practice Group works hard to provide practical, timely advice delivered in a cost-effective manner to ensure maximum protection.  Our Trade-marks Practice Group is supported by the professionals in the other areas of the firm to provide seamless access to a wide range of legal services related to trade-marks and other intellectual property needs.

Our trade-mark team provides advice to our clients on all aspects of trade-marks including:

  • Filing and prosecution of trade-mark applications
  • Trade-mark availability and registrability opinions
  • Portfolio management and protection of trade-mark rights worldwide
  • Licensing and sale of trade-marks
  • Trade-mark audits and due diligence
  • Registration and management of domain names
  • Litigation before courts and administrative tribunals
  • Enforcement and anti-counterfeiting