Some of the largest and best-known Canadian and international companies across a wide range of industries come to Blakes for comprehensive advice and representation on all types of copyright matters. Our clients know that our intellectual property (IP) specialists will carefully consider their business objectives and marketing goals to provide them with practical advice.
Blakes IP lawyers have obtained copyright protection and enforced copyright for a wide variety of content, including computer software and applications, online content, product designs, graphics, logos, labels and product packaging, as well as company brochures and other written materials. We regularly assist clients with the identification of copyrightable properties and on copyright protection through registration and litigation. We also provide counsel on optimizing the value of copyright through licensing arrangements and strategic IP portfolio management.
Blakes asserts and defends client interests at the negotiating table as well as in the courts. We regularly resolve copyright disputes, including some of the most challenging issues our clients face, from Internet-related and counterfeiting claims to foreign-jurisdiction protection. Our IP litigators combine extensive legal experience with a focused business perspective.
Working with our corporate lawyers and specialists from other practice groups, we frequently advise on copyright valuation in anticipation of acquisitions, mergers and dispositions of companies.