National and international clients regularly call on Blakes IP litigation lawyers to assert and defend claims across a wide range of subject areas, including patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright and industrial design claims. We also represent clients in access-to-information litigation and cases related to other areas of IP, including personality rights, misleading advertising, depreciation of goodwill, counterfeiting, unfair competition, internet domain name disputes and cybersquatting, in both courts and arbitrations. Our IP lawyers also have broad commercial litigation experience that includes complex cases and class actions, often in emerging industries. Their IP litigation experience covers a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and life sciences, technology and social media, professional services, manufacturing, agribusiness, and oil and gas.
Our litigators have successfully represented client interests at all levels of courts, including the provincial superior courts, the Federal Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada and the various appellate courts. We also frequently handle interferences, oppositions, cancellation and other proceedings before federal IP administrative boards such as the Trade-marks Opposition Board, the Patent Appeal Board, the Copyright Board and the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board. In the international arena, we work collaboratively with IP lawyers throughout the world to protect our clients’ IP wherever they do business.
Our lawyers look for innovative ways to manage and mitigate risk and provide practical strategies and guidance on evaluating liability to our clients.