We regularly appear before administrative tribunals, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal regarding all types of intellectual property litigation, including proceedings relating to patents, trademarks, copyright and industrial designs. Our team of advocates is adept at pursuing infringers or defending against infringement allegations. Our lawyers also specialize in pharmaceutical litigation under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, and appeared on the first motions, trial and appeal under the amended regulations. We have a clear understanding of our clients' business and objectives and represent clients in:
- life sciences;
- medical device;
- oil and gas;
- pharmaceutical; and
Bennett Jones assists clients with managing disputes before litigation commences. Our technical expertise allows us to help clients manage risk through opinions on freedom-to-operate, trademark clearance searches and pre-litigation market entry for pharmaceutical products. Our lawyers assist with assessing the strength of our clients' cases and, when appropriate, exploring the use of mediation or alternative dispute resolution.
"The team I deal with has a demeanour that allows me to bring them directly into conversations to meet our business representatives," said one client, adding: "We are impressed with their ability to distil issues understandably."
Bennett Jones provides strategic advice on complex regulatory matters for clients in the pharmaceutical, natural health product, medical device, cosmetic and cannabis sectors. Our lawyers frequently interact with regulatory authorities to ensure legal and reputational risks are managed. We assist in all matters relating to advertising and product regulation, including:
- health and nutrition claims;
- medical device licensing;
- natural Health Product licensing;
- packaging and labelling; and