Intellectual Property Law
I have a technical background in
computer engineering and particular experience in all aspects of patent law, including the use of patents to secure and protect your business' valuable inventions. In today's fast changing technology marketplace,
a patent portfolio is a valuable tool that can help your business stay ahead of your competition.
Your brand is your most valuable asset. As a
registered trademark agent in Canada (CIPO) and the United States (USPTO), I can help your business register trademark registrations to safeguard your business' goodwill and
reputation throughout Canada and the US.
- Domain Name Disputes
Whether your domain name ends in
.ca, .com, .org, or .net, we can help you assert and defend your legal rights if your domain name or brand identity is threatened online.
Just like any other property right, patents,
trademarks, copyrights, and industrial designs can be brought and sold. With particular experience in the negotiation of technology licenses, we can help you get the most out of your intellectual property
- Technology Law
Whether you're a startup or an established
As an author, a
photographer, a musician, or an artist, your creative work is a copyrighted work. We can work with you to protect it from being copied, replayed, or from being modified without your consent.
- Intellectual Property Litigation
If someone is infringing on your
intellectual property rights, we can help you assert and defend your legal rights in court. With experience in both the Ontario Superior Court and the Federal Courts of Canada, I can help you navigate
complex patent, trademark, and copyright litigation.
Contact us, and let us lead the way.
Intellectual Property Law Articles
Colbert and Stewart: Copyright fair dealing
Friday, June 8, 2012
Have you ever wondered how Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart can reproduce news clips without being sued for copyright infringement? Just because something is under copyright doesn’t mean it cannot be copied or used by someone other than the author. Colbert and Stewart, as pundits who report on current events, criticize and perform parodies and …
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Trademarking a sound in Canada
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Great news for marketers, as starting today, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office will accept trademark applications for a mark consisting of a sound. This means that previously unprotected marketing materials such as jingles, vocal slogans, and song snippets that are used to identify with a brand can now be under trademark protection in Canada. To …
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Trademark registration and a search for prior use
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Your brand is a way for your customers to identify and distinguish your goods and services from that of some else’s goods and services. Businesses therefore safeguard their brand with the registration of one or more trademarks. When registering for a trademark, it’s important to do a search to find out if there’s another party …
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Prior art and being the first to file a patent application
Friday, April 15, 2011
If you’ve heard of patents before you’ve probably heard of the term prior art. A prior art is generally a public document that demonstrates the state of the art at a particular time. Since patents are only awarded to an inventor for an invention that’s new and inventive over the current state of the art, …
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Why patents are such a hassle to obtain – the public policy for patents
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Many first-time inventors are surprised at the costs and time involved in obtaining a patent. “Why is a patent so expensive to obtain and takes so many years to issue?”, they ask. Because all patents applications must be carefully prepared by a qualified professional and must then go through a rigorous examination process. At its …
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