Our firm is experienced in copyright and trade-mark advocacy before Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario courts, the Copyright Board and the Trade-marks Opposition Board. Our lawyers have assisted clients with various copyright and trade-mark disputes and administrative proceedings, such as:
- Appellate and judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court (Appeal Division) relating to decisions of the Copyright Board of Canada and the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission.
- Copyright infringement actions before the Federal Court of Canada, including initiating Federal Court actions involving grey goods, and the defence of Federal Court actions brought on behalf of copyright holders against distributors of television programming nation-wide.
- Representing television and audio programming distributors in Copyright Board proceedings held to fix royalty rates for distribution of copyrighted material.
- Application for and execution of civil search and seizure orders in the context of software piracy cases.
- Initiating and defending against trade-mark opposition and summary cancellation proceedings before the Canadian Trade-marks Office.
- Appeals of trade-mark opposition and summary cancellation decisions, issued by the Canadian Trade-marks Office, to the Federal Court of Canada.
- Trade-mark infringement and passing off actions in Canada's Federal Court, including coordinating the Canadian portion of multi-country litigation with clients and foreign counsel to ensure that the Canadian proceedings did not negatively impact the other foreign proceedings.
While our lawyers have the skills to represent you in court in copyright and trade-mark disputes, we are also experienced negotiators interested in pursuing and concluding settlement where practical and in our client's best interests – a key feature of Intelligent IP Law.