Blakes IP litigation lawyers advise and represent Canadian and international clients when asserting and defending claims across a wide range of IP-related 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. Their specialized 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 (PMPRB). In the international arena, we work collaboratively with IP lawyers throughout the world to protect our clients’ IP wherever they do business.