In this chapter we recognise 54 practitioners for their field-leading trademark know-how in matters including strategic portfolio management, filing and litigation.
Most Highly Regarded
Gowling WLG sees nine individuals recognised in this chapter.
Doyen of the field Robert MacDonald is a leading light in a wide range of trademark matters, with peers praising him as an “exceptionally experienced and esteemed practitioner”.
Respondents praise Monique Couture for her top-tier trademark enforcement and prosecution practice, in which she assists clients across the pharmaceutical, hospitality and manufacturing sectors.
Ronald Dimock is celebrated for his leading IP litigation practice and is sought-after for a broad spectrum of trademark, patent and copyright matters.
R Scott Jolliffe is credited with over 30 years’ experience in trademark litigation, mediation and advisory services.
Kelly Gill is a renowned litigator who is widely applauded for his first-rate trademark and competition contentious work.
Douglas Fyfe excels in a broad array of IP matters, including domain name, copyright protection and trademark licensing.
Bereskin & Parr receives seven listings here.
Daniel Bereskin QC holds a prestigious reputation as “one of Canada’s foremost trademark practitioners”, managing trademark portfolios for leading multinational clients.
R Scott MacKendrick is a market leading litigator in a range of IP matters, including trademark, trade secret and domain name dispute resolution.
Susan Keri is consistently recommended in the space, having displayed in-depth knowledge of trademark law and strategic advisory services.
Sources praise François Larose for his top-tier contentious and non-contentious IP practice, advising and representing high-profile clients from various sectors.
Mark Robbins is heralded as a “knowledgeable and highly skilled IP litigator” with a strong track record in trademark enforcement issues such as infringement, passing off and oppositions.
Smart & Biggar sees six practitioners recognised for their sterling work.
Mark Evans cuts a distinguished figure in trademarks law, with peers commending him as “a highly regarded and experienced trademark litigator”.
Philip Lapin delivers over 20 years of experience in a spectrum of contentious and non-contentious trademark matters, including clearance, prosecution and registration.
The “highly experienced” Christian Bolduc is renowned for delivering domestic and international strategic trademark portfolio advise.
François Guay holds an enviable roster of mid-to-large scale corporate clients, representing them in a full range of contentious IP matters.
At Robic, Laurent Carrière excels in IP asset management, assisting high-profile clients in the manufacturing, publishing and entertainment sectors.
Respondents applaud Bob Sotiriadis’ transactional and IP expertise, as well as proven due diligence and auditing ability.
Marks & Clerk receives three nominations here.
Sources herald Jonathan Colombo’s leading trademark litigation practice, in which he represents high-profile clients in copyright, trademark and other IP-related matters.
Clients and peers alike celebrate Sanjukta Tole for her “ability to keep a close eye on trademark portfolios” and “skills at communicating complex trademark matters in simple terms”.
Catherine Lovrics has “notable copyright expertise” and is a “sound practitioner” in trademark and advertising law.
Deeth Williams Wall sees three lawyers recognised here.
Marijo Coates receives widespread commendation from peers who applaud her “wealth of experience” in licensing and merchandising agreements.
Gary Daniel is a “very smart and trustworthy practitioner” according to peers impressed with his agile approach to complex trademark issues.
Gervas Wall receives a plethora of praise for his “skill in IP litigation”, having over 30 years’ experience in IP matters.
Henry Lue at Wilson Lue is heralded as an “experienced practitioner” with a strong background in domestic and multinational trademark protection, enforcement and management.
Chantal Desjardins of Goudreau Gage Dubuc delivers over 30 years’ experience in complex IP matters, including copyright and domain name protection.
At Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Donna White is recognised by respondents as a “respected trademark practitioner with long-standing expertise in the field”.
Dominique Hussey of Bennett Jones excels in IP litigation and trademark dispute resolution, with extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating complex settlements.
Respondents applaud Andrea Rush at Blaney McMurtry for “having substantial trademark and copyright law expertise”.
Amalia Berg at Goodmans is renowned for her first-rate trademark advisory services in e-commerce, domain name and prosecution work.