Antonio Turco
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5261

Antonio's practice focuses on litigation related to intellectual property rights, including disputes related to patents, copyright, trade-marks, industrial designs and trade secrets.

Antonio has represented clients in domain name disputes under both the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and the CIRA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. He also represents clients in general commercial disputes. He is involved in searching the availability of trade-marks, the filing and prosecution of trade-mark and copyright applications in Canada, as well as trade-mark opposition and non-use proceedings.

On the commercial side, Antonio also assists clients in commercial transactions involving intellectual property and technology, such as electronic commerce and licensing.

PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Can a Cheerleader Uniform Designer Earn Her Stripes (and Chevrons)?
Canadian Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 33, pp. 15, 2017.
Author: Not So Sweet: Court Limits Use of State of Register Evidence
World Trademark Review Daily, May 2, 2017.
Author: CIPO Clarifies Geographic Name Practice
World Trademark Review Daily, January 4, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Intellectual Property or Marketing & Health Regulatory, November 28, 2016
Author: Low Times for Infringer: Court Finds Owners Personally Liable for Corporation's Infringement
World Trademark Review Daily, October 12, 2016.
Author: Domain Registration Cancelled due to Canadian Presence Requirements
World Trademark Review Daily, July 8, 2016.
Author: Trademark Use in Metatags may Attract Liability in Canada
The Trademark Lawyer, pp. 28-29, Issue 2, 2016.
Author: Can Metatag Use Constitute Grounds for Infringement or Passing-off Claims?
World Trademark Review Daily, February 1, 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Intellectual Property, November 2014.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Co-lecturer: Internet Policy and Intellectual Property: Internet Exceptionalism
Intellectual Property Law & Technology Intensive Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, September 2017.
Co-lecturer: Foundations of Copyright: The Who, What, Where, When and How Copyright Master Class
McGill University/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Montréal, Quebec, August 2, 2017.
Co-lecturer: Foundations of Copyright: The Who, What, Where, When and How
Copyright Master Class, McGill University/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Montréal, Quebec, August 3, 2016.
Lecturer: Federal Court of Appeal Rules on Geographic Names as Trademarks
World Trademark Review, v. 61, June/July, 2016.
Speaker: International Incident: Google v. Equustek
Blakes Seminar on Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law, Toronto, Ontario, June 3, 2016.
Speaker: Practical Intellectual Property Considerations: Some Everyday Tips & Traps for the General Practitioner
Webcast, New Brunswick Branch, Canadian Bar Association, December 8, 2015.
Speaker: No Glasses Required: What Every Business Lawyer Must Know About 3D Printing
Advanced Topics in Technology Law, The Commons Institute, Toronto, Ontario, October 28, 2015.
Lecturer: Foundations of Copyright: The Who, What, Where, When and How, Copyright Master Class
McGill University/Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, August 2015.
Speaker: Swiss Watch: Technological Neutrality in Canadian Copyright Law, Hot Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, June 3, 2015.
Lecturer: Territoriality and Trade-marks in the Internet Age
Intellectual Property Challenges in the Digital Era, Intellectual Property LLM Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, March 28, 2015.
Speaker: Overview to Judicial Review in the Federal Court of Canada
The Practical Guide to Federal Court Practice, Osgoode Professional Development, Toronto, Ontario, February 26, 2015
Speaker: It's No Use: Changes to Canada's Trade-mark Law and its Implications for Advertisers
Advertising and Marketing Law, The Canadian Institute, Toronto, Ontario, January 27, 2015.
Speaker: The Interface Between Insolvency and Intellectual Property
2014 Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto, Ontario, January 22, 2015
Speaker: Protecting Your Brands in Cyberspace
Internet Law, Federated Press, December 8, 2014.
Speaker: IP Strategies in the Oil and Gas Sector
Blakes Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, November 28, 2014.
Speaker: Intellectual Property Law: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know
Webcast, New Brunswick Branch, Canadian Bar Association, November 19, 2014.
Speaker: The Opportunities and Challenges of 3D Printing Technology
Toronto Computer Lawyers Group, November 6, 2014.
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MEDIA APPEARANCES
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Quoted: The Marrakesh Treaty comes into force - what impact will it have?
ManagingIP.com, July 21, 2016.
Quoted: Is VPN Use Copyright Infringement? Not So Fast, Lawyers Say
Article by Peter Leung, Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal - Daily Edition, February 10, 2016.
Quoted: The Dicey History of Fans Remaking Their Favorite Video Games
Article by Jake Kivanc, vice.com, August 17, 2015.
Quoted: 3D Revolution
Article by Anthony Davis, Lexpert Magazine, v. 16, No. 9, July/August 2015.
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