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Dominique T. Hussey

Partner, Trademark Agent, Head of IP Litigation

Pharmaceutical Litigation and Trademark Prosecution Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.6230

Dominique Hussey is the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group leader with a broad range of IP, regulatory and branding experience, including extensive experience litigating under the Patented Medicines (NOC) Regulations. Her practice involves trade-mark prosecution, brand portfolio management, and all aspects of IP litigation, with particular emphasis on litigation involving pharmaceutical patents, and trademarks. In addition to counseling on a range of trademark, patent and copyright issues, Dominique advises on advertising, marketing, packaging, labelling, and regulatory matters, most often pertaining to food, drugs, cosmetics, and telecommunications technology. Dominique is depended on to structure and negotiate complex strategic settlements and business arrangements, with an eye to positive business and litigation outcomes. She also offers her experience to assist clients in navigating IP aspects of corporate acquisition, re-organization and joint ventures, in a variety of regulated and retail industries.

Dominique regularly writes, speaks and teaches on written and oral advocacy, litigation and intellectual property topics. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Intellectual Property Law Review, sits on the Competition Law Committee of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and is an appointed board member of the Canadian Institute's Journal of Intellectual Property Law. Dominique is also an active member of the Publications Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Before joining Bennett Jones, Dominique practised for three years at a major law firm in New York, where she provided litigation and counselling services to pharmaceutical and consumer products companies in the areas of patents, trade secrets and false advertising, with a particular focus on Hatch-Waxman Act patent litigation.

She is admitted to practice in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Select Experience

  • Precision Castparts Corp. in connection with its agreed acquisition of the business of Noranco from MidOcean Partners and PSP Investments for US$560 million, subject to customary adjustments.  
  • Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters led by Salman Partners Inc. in connection with an $8.675 million bought deal offering of common shares of Slyce Inc.
  • Research In Motion Limited (RIM) in successfully defeating an application for damages and an injunction relating to RIM's use of BBM in association with its BlackBerry Messenger service. BBM Canada claimed trade-mark infringement, passing off and depreciation of goodwill against RIM. All claims against RIM were dismissed, with costs awarded to RIM. BBM Canada v. Research In Motion Limited, 2012 FC 666.

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, WTR 1000 The World's Leading Trademark Professionals

    Dominique T. Hussey, recognized among the top 1000 Trademark professionals in Litigation and Enforcement

    "She provides an exceptional service, is highly responsive and has an excellent command of the law."
  • 2017, WTR 1000 The World's Leading Trademark Professionals

    Dominique T. Hussey, recognized among the top 1000 Trademark professionals in Prosecution and Strategy
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Dominique T. Hussey, ranked, Intellectual Property: Litigation

    "second-to-none oral and written advocacy skills", "providing practical solutions"

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