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
  • Counsel for defendant at trial and on appeal 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 - 2019-2020 (Intellectual Property Law)

  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2019/20

  • WIPR Leaders 2019

  • Who's Who Legal: Patents 2019

  • Who's Who Legal: Trademarks 2019

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Intellectual Property)

  • World Trademark Review 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2019

  • IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2019

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (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)

  • Legal Media Group's Trade Mark 2018 Expert Guide

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

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