Intellectual Property Law

Key Contacts

Kratz Martin High Resolution Image Martin P.J. Kratz QC, FCIPS
Partner, Trademark Agent
T: 403.298.3650
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Yoo Edward High Resolution Image Edward (Ted) Yoo
Partner, Patent Agent, Trademark Agent
T: 780.917.5231
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With one of the larger intellectual property groups in a top-tier business law firm in the country, we provide comprehensive depth and breadth in IP-related transactions, IP enforcement work (including FTO opinions) and the filing and prosecution of Canadian and U.S. and international patents and trademarks. We also offer a wide range of services related to other forms of IP, such as copyright, designs and confidential information.

Our Group includes a large number of Trade-Mark Agents and provides searching, clearance, filing, prosecution, opposition and related registration services supported by a wide range of trademark transactional services. Filing and prosecution services are offered in Canada, the United States and internationally by virtue of treaty provisions. We also enforce and litigate trademark rights in the courts and address Internet-related trademark issues.

Our Group includes a large number of Patent Agents and, where recognized in Ontario, includes three Certified Specialists in Patent Law. The patent team provides searching, clearance, filing, prosecution and related patent services supported by a wide range of patent transactional services. Filing and prosecution services are offered in Canada, the United States and internationally by virtue of treaty provisions. We also enforce and litigate patent rights in the courts.

The Intellectual Property Group provides practical advice to conclude complex cross-border IP transactions in an efficient manner. We seek to maximize the value of our clients' intellectual property portfolios while providing timely, solutions-oriented advice to help our global clients manage the minefield of IP risks faced when entering the Canadian market. Offering world-wide scope and interdisciplinary capabilities, we also work closely with our experienced litigators to efficiently and creatively safeguard our clients' businesses when disputes arise over the alleged misuse or misappropriation of intellectual property.

Select Experience

  • TriWest Capital Partners Acquires a Majority Interest in Trimlite Mfg Inc. Read more
  • Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. Acquires Warrior Rig Ltd., Warrior Manufacturing Services Ltd. and Certain Related Subsidiaries Read more
  • The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Canada's preeminent association of intellectual property professionals, as an intervener in the Federal Court of Appeal. The case involved a novel legal issue as to whether non-compliance with the Public Servants Inventions Act can be grounds to invalidate a patent. IPIC successfully argued that the validity of a patent can only be judged against what the Patent Act and Patent Rules require; an earlier order granting summary judgment was set aside in its entirety. Brown v Canada, 2016 FCA 37

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards

    Bennett Jones, Best Canadian IP Firm 2017, Special Distinction
  • 2017, M&A Today - Global Awards

    Recognized as intellectual property law firm of the year - Canada
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Ranked, Intellectual Property

    "They are really responsive and professional. They are known for excellence in providing legal advice."

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