Our Services  

 

We will work with you to help you obtain strong patent and trade-mark rights, as detailed below. We can help you achieve registration throughout the world through our international network of associates. In cases of infringement or forms of litigation, we can call upon experts with whom we have a close working relationship, and seamlessly transfer the matter to their care when appropriate.

Although our practice primarily focuses on patents and trade-marks, we also offer similar services in the area of copyrights, industrial designs and integrated circuit topographies. 

 

  Patents
 

 

We can draft, file and handle the prosecution of your patent applications in Canada, including PCT (Patent Coorperation Treaty), and assist you in determining the best strategy for obtaining patent protection. In cases of infringement, we can collaborate with professionals from leading firms specializing in intellectual property litigation, and provide assistance to our clients' counsel in such matters as needed.

Specifically, we can:

conduct a "state of the art" patent search for Canada and the United States; conduct patentability searches for Canada; advise on the patentablity of an invention; draft patent applications for filing in Canada and elsewhere; coordinate the payment of maintenance and renewal fees in Canada and elsewhere; deal with the prosecution of patent applications in Canada and elsewhere draft and comment on licences and assignments, and advise on questions of validity and/or infringement of patent rights.

 
  Trade-Marks  
 

 

We can draft, file and handle the prosecution of your trade-mark applications in Canada through to registration, and assist you in determining the best strategy for securing a strong registration. We can also help you acquire trade-mark protection elsewhere in the world, and in cases of infringement, we can collaborate with professionals from leading firms specializing in intellectual property litigation, and provide assistance to our clients' counsel in such matters as needed.

Specifically, we can:

conduct availability searches of the Canadian Trade-marks Register; render registrability assessments based on our search reports; file and prosecute the application through to registration; advise as to the best strategies to achieve registration in the event that objections are raised at the examination stage; represent our clients before the Canadian Trade-marks Opposition Board in Opposition proceedings; advise on suitable strategies to defend a registration against third-party Opposition or summary cancellation proceedings (Section 45 of the Act); direct a notice to the Canadian Trade-marks Office to expunge a mark based on non-usage; register trade-marks as domain names and advise on issues related thereto; advise on issues regarding licenses and mutual consent agreements; advise on questions of validity and/or infringement of trade-mark rights notify our clients when their registered trade-marks must be renewed, and assist in the selection of new trade-marks.

 

 

 

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