Anthony M. Prenol
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4292

Anthony is the Practice Group Leader for the Blakes Intellectual Property group. He is involved in all aspects of the clearance, prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights. He is a lawyer, patent agent and trade-mark agent.

Anthony's litigation practice focuses on patent, trade-mark, copyright and trade secret litigation. He has represented clients at all levels of court up to the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal. He has also represented clients before various administrative tribunals such as the Trade-marks Opposition Board and Advertising Standards Canada.

Anthony is responsible for the prosecution of patent and trade-mark portfolios for clients in a wide variety of industries. He also regularly advises clients on areas such as data protection, comparative advertising, matters arising under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, official marks and the intersection of intellectual property and competition law.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Anthony has been recognized as a leading patent and trade-mark lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Intellectual Property)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Intellectual Property Law)

  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars Handbook 2017

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 (Intellectual Property)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Intellectual Property)

  • Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2017

  • Who's Who Legal: Patents 2017

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Patent Experts 2017

  • World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2017

  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2017

  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars Handbook 2016

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 (Intellectual Property Law)

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Class Actions, December 16, 2015.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Lecturer: The Basics of Trade-mark Use in Canada: The Who, What, Where, When, Why, How and Future
Understanding Trade-marks, McGill University and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Quebec, Canada, July 25, 2017.
Lecturer: An Introduction to Trade-mark Law in Canada
Understanding Trade-marks, McGill University and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Quebec, Canada, July 24, 2017.
Moderator: The Big Bang; When Trademarks Collide with Other IP Rights
Annual Meeting, International Trademark Association, Barcelona, Spain, May 22, 2017.
Speaker: Trademark Case Law Review: Official Marks and s. 7(a)
Webinar, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, May 12, 2017.
Speaker: Trademark Case Law Review: Confusion
Webinar, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, April 28, 2017.
Lecturer: The Basics of Trade-mark Use in Canada: The Who, What, Where, When, Why, How and Future
Understanding Trade-marks, McGill University/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, July 26, 2016.
Lecturer: An Introduction to Trade-mark Law in Canada
Understanding Trade-marks, McGill University/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, July 25, 2016.
Speaker: Trademark Case Law Review: Official Marks
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Webinar, April 26, 2016.
Speaker: Trademark Case Law Review: Confusion
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Webinar, April 12, 2016.
Speaker: Closing the Deal with Tech Transfer Offices - Build Your Health Technology Company
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization, Toronto, March 2, 2016.
Speaker: The TMs They Are A Changin'
IPO's Wide World of Trademarks & Copyright, Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, U.S.A., September 28, 2015.
Lecturer: The Basics of Trade-mark Use in Canada: The Who, What, Where, When, Why, How and Future
Understanding Trade-marks, McGill University/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, July 28, 2015.
Lecturer: An Introduction to Trade-mark Law in Canada
Understanding Trade-marks, McGill University/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, July 27, 2015.
Speaker: A Prescription for Competition: The Pharma Industry and Competition Law in Canada
Blakes Webinar, January 28, 2015.
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