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 comparative advertising, patent and trade-mark clearance, official marks and the intersection of intellectual property and competition law.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Trial counsel for defendant in successfully invalidating a patent relating to fracturing technology and obtaining a declaration of non-infringement (Packers Plus v. Essential Energy)

  • Counsel for defendant at trial and on appeal in successfully invalidating two patents relating to electrical switchgear and obtaining a declaration of non-infringement in respect of both patents (ABB v. Hyundai Heavy Industries)

  • Counsel for respondent in successfully defending an application for an interlocutory injunction relating to a software license agreement (ProPurchaser v. Wifidelity)

  • Counsel for appellant in the Federal Court of Appeal in successfully invalidating a trademark registration (Reynolds v. P.R.S. Mediterranean)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Intellectual Property Law)

  • WIPR Leaders 2019

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Intellectual Property)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys - 2018 Edition (Litigation Star – Intellectual Property)

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

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Intellectual Property)

  • Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars Handbook 2018

  • World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2018

  • Who's Who Legal: Patents 2018

  • Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2018

  • Legal Media Group's Trade Mark 2018 Expert Guide

  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2018

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

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Intellectual Property, August 2, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Class Actions, December 16, 2015.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Moderator: Obviousness - Developments in Canadian Law
AIPPI Canada Lunch 'n Learn, Toronto, Ontario, June 20, 2018.
Speaker: Trademark Case Law Review: Official Marks and s. 7(a)
Webinar, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, June 15, 2018.
Speaker: Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Let’s Talk Legal - How to... Navigate the Legal Landscape: A workshop for early stage ventures, JLabs@Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, June 5, 2018.
Speaker: Trademark Case Law Review: Likelihood of Confusion
Webinar, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, April 13, 2018.
Speaker: Protecting and Enforcing Your Intellectual Property in Canada
Webinar, Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA), January 17, 2018.
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.
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MEDIA APPEARANCES
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Quoted: Businesses should prepare for trademark trolls
Interviewed by Meagan Gillmore, Law Times, June 11, 2018.
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