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Canada Copyright · Trademark · Patent Law

Jennifer Lee, Register Patents / Trademarks Agent VANCOUVER BC   . - CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Definitions of I.P. Legal Terms

Government Legislation · Regulations · Administrative Agencies

  • Copyright board of Canada | Commission du droit d'auteur Canada

Canada Copyright Act. R.S., 1985, c. C-42

See online copy of the Copyright Act at the Department of Justice Canada / Ministère de la Justice Canada website

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  • Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)| Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada

Studying Intellectual Property Law & International Comparisons


  • Intellectual Property Law
    "Intellectual Property Law includes Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Industrial Design, Integrated Circuit Typography, Trade Secrets and Plant Breeders Rights. Lawyers may hold the Certified Specialist designation in one, two or three of the sub-specialties of Intellectual Property Law." [quote fr. Law Society of Upper Canada 060524]

  • Copyright
    "... The protection by statute or common law of the works of authors and artists giving them the exclusive right to 'publish' their works and to determine who may so publish.  The Copyright Act R.S.C. 1985, c.C-42, s. 6 provides the copyright subsists for the life of the author plus fifty years unless otherwise provided.  There is no copyright in ideas or information; only the expression of the idea is protected.  
    Copyright exists in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic words and such other works as provided in the Copyright Act" [quote from p.54 Canadian law Dictionary, 2nd ed., by John A. Yogis, Q.C. (adapted fr. Law Dictionary by Steven H. Gifis), © 1990 Barron's Educational Series, Inc.; ISBN #-0-8120-4308-1; Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 90-34213]

  • Patents
    "... (noun) A method by which inventive solutions to practical problems are coaxed into the public domain by the promise of a limited monopoly for a limied time. [Apotex Inc. v. Wellcome Foundation Ltd. (2002) 4 S.C.R. 153.]"
    [quote; from p. 347 Pocket dictionary of Canadian law, 4th Ed. by Daphne Dukelow, © 2009 Thomson Canada Ltd., ISBN 0-459-24407-8, Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication, publisher web site Thomson Carswell,]


    Apotex Inc. v. Wellcome Foundation Ltd., [2002] 4 S.C.R. 153, 2002 SCC 77
    Apotex Inc. and Novopharm Ltd.    Appellants
    Wellcome Foundation Limited, Glaxo Wellcome Inc., [and] Interpharm Inc. and Allen Barry Shechtman   Respondents
    Indexed as: Apotex Inc. v. Wellcome Foundation Ltd.
    Neutral citation: 2002 SCC 77.
    File No.: 28287.
    2002: February 14; 2002: December 5.
    Present: McLachlin C.J. and L’Heureux-Dubé, Gonthier, Iacobucci, Major, Bastarache, Binnie, Arbour and LeBel JJ.
    on appeal from the federal court of appeal
    Patents - Validity - Standard of review - Appropriate standard of review of patent issues of mixed fact and law.
    Patents - Validity - Biotechnology - New use for old compound - Statutory requirement for invention - Utility - Doctrine of sound prediction - Patent holder identifying new use for compound in treatment and prophylaxis of AIDS - Whether patent valid - Whether doctrine of sound prediction applies - Patent Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-4, ss. 2 “invention” , 27, 34(1).
    Patents - Validity - Covetous claiming - Patent holder claiming prophylactic as well as treatment properties for AZT - Whether claim exceeds disclosure.
    Patents - Inventorship - Inventors and verifiers - Patent holder identifying new use for compound in treatment and prophylaxis of AIDS - Whether verifiers who performed critical testing co-inventors - Whether omission to name them “wilfully made for the purpose of misleading” - Patent Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. P-4, s. 53(1).

    Held:  The appeals should be dismissed.

  • Plagiarism
    "Appropriation of the literary composition of another and passing off as one's own the product of the mind and language of another. . An example of the offence of plagiarism in the law is INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, which comes into being when the work allegedly copied is protect by copyright." [quote p.170 Canadian law Dictionary, 2nd ed., by John A. Yogis, Q.C. (adapted fr. Law Dictionary by Steven H. Gifis), © 1990 Barron's Educational Series, Inc.; ISBN #-0-8120-4308-1; Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 90-34213]

  • Property
    "That which belongs exclusively to a person; in a legal sense, the aggregate of rights or interests that are subject to ownership.  .... Property may be an object having physical existence or it may be an intangible thing such as a patent right....." [quote p.178 Canadian law Dictionary, 2nd ed., by John A. Yogis, Q.C. (adapted fr. Law Dictionary by Steven H. Gifis), © 1990 Barron's Educational Series, Inc.; ISBN #-0-8120-4308-1; Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 90-34213]

An International and Comparative IP Law Program for Lawyers and Policy Makers

Summer 2006 - 6 week program & symposia - sponsored by UVIC Faculty of Law, Canada and Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (at St. Peter's College UK) and University of Illinois College of Law (Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA)

" Intellectual Property law and policy have evolved from a relatively narrow specialization into one of substantial commercial, social and legal significance and are now among the fastest growing areas of legal practice and international relations. This phenomenon reflects the fact that much of the wealth of today’s societies is found in the intangible commodities of innovation, knowledge, information and business reputation.

This program was developed in response to increasing global activity in the areas of international and comparative IP law. The international partnering of universities and specialist IP practitioners provides the only fully comprehensive examination of the global and comparative dimensions of IP law and policy, including the developing recognition of traditional knowledge and cultural interests." [as quoted from 2006.05.24

Law School Courses / Lecturers / Professors in Intellectual Property Law including Copyright & Trademarks

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
    • Carys J. Craig LLB (Edinburgh), LLM (Queens), SJD cand. (Toronto) [link to York U. Faculty site as of 2005.05.24]
  • UVIC, University of Victoria
    • "Intellectual Property Law" course description of Law 347, by Professor Howell "... A study of the concept of intellectual property and the principles and policies of selected areas of intellectual property law primarily:
      (a) registered trade marks and related common law provisions and
      (b) copyright in its categories of "literary", "dramatic", "musical", and "artistic" works including an introduction to technologies such as computer programming and other digitization, although a detailed coverage of intellectual property and the Internet is dealt with in Law 367: Telecommunications, Entertainment and Media.
      In addition, the course includes a brief introduction to the law and policies of patents and confidential information. ..." [more info at

Lawyers Practicing Canadian Intellectual Property & Technology Law & Trade Mark Registration

Toronto Vancouver Victoria Ottawa


Terrence Carter, Trade Mark Agent serving Toronto Region Ms. S. Goh, IP lawyer with Carters serving Toronto  fr. Orangeville office - CLICK FOR MORE INFO ON THIS LAWYER

Branding & Trade-Marks Handbook for Charitable & Not-For-Profit Organizations
(Butterworths, 2006)
by Intellectual Property Lawyers & Trade Mark Agents Terrence Carter LLB &
U. Shen Goh, LLB LLM

Butterworths Catalog & Online Bookstore

Carter's Professional [Law] Corporation
Mississauga Office / Greater Toronto Area GTA Office

2 Robert Speck Parkway
Suite 750
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L4Z 1H8
Telephone:  (416) 675-3766
Toll Free:  1-877-942-0001

Downtown Toronto Meeting Location
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    Barristers & Solicitors · Patent & Trade-Mark Agents with offices in Ottawa | Toronto | Montreal | Vancouver
    " Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law. Since our inception over a century ago, we have been dedicated to one purpose -- providing the highest quality advice and service in the areas of intellectual property and technology law to leaders in industry and research." [as seen on website 2006.05.31
    Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
    1500 - 438 University Ave,
    Box 111
    Toronto, ON, Canada  M5G 2K8
    Phone:  (416) 593-5514

    Certified Specialist (Law Society of Upper Canada) in intellectual property (patent, trade-mark and copyright) law. He is also a registered patent and trade-mark agent in Canada.
    · Intellectual Property · Information Technology · Sports & Entertainment · Franchising · Life Sciences·
    Tel:  416-863-2934 Email:
    Business law firm based in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, New York, Chicago, Beijing, China and London, England"
    Blake's Intellectual Property Practice: FindPerson/ Pages/Profile ..

    Blakes Intellectual Property (IP) Group gives advice on the development, exploitation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property. Its activities extend from traditional intellectual property practice involving the acquisition, transfer and litigation of patent, trade-mark, copyright and industrial design rights through more recent forms of intellectual property, like personality, chip topography, biotechnology and plant breeders' rights, to areas of rapidly increasing importance, including advertising and marketing, food and drug and medical device regulation, entertainment, publishing, computer contracting, merchandising, franchising and intellectual property-related corporate transactions. [quote as seen on website 2006.05.31

    199 Bay Street
    Suite 2800, Commerce Court West
    Toronto ON  
    M5L 1A9, Canada
    Telephone:  416-863-2400


Canada Intellectual Property Practice Area Lawyers

Patents, Trade-marks and Copyright, and Industrial Design Applications:  Toronto · Markham · Vancouver · Calgary · Edmonton · · London · Montreal

see more info on Miller Thompson's Intellectual Property Legal Services: French language services


Sorel Leinburd, Vancouver Intellectual Property Lawyer

Sorèl Leinburd, BA LLB
Kerr Redekop Leinburd Boswell
Vancouver Intellectual Property / Technology Business Law / Registered Trademark Agent

Bruce Redekop, BA JD Vancouver business ventures Lawyer and Registered Trademark agent

Bruce Redekop, BA JD
business ventures lawyer and registered trademark agent

Bennett Lee, downtown Vancouver Trade Marks and intellectual property lawyer

Bennett  Lee, BA LLP
Vancouver Trade Mark and Intellectual Property Lawyer

Jennifer Lee, Register Patents / Trademarks Agent VANCOUVER BC

Jennifer A. Lee
Vancouver & BC, Registered Patents & Trademark Agent

Alexandra Celine Wong, llb, mba, llm - business development lawyer experienced in work with clients in Singapore, New York and Vancouver Canada
Alexandra Celine Wong, LLB LLM MBA, Technology & Business Lawyer, serving Vancouver, Canada · Singapore · New York, USA

Sorel Leinburd, Vancouver Intellectual Property Lawyer

Sorèl Leinburd LLB, barrister & solicitor

Kerr Redekop Leinburd & Boswell
#410 - 1333 W. Broadway,
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4C1
phone:  604.734.4554
email:  Sorel Leinburd
web:  lawyers-bc Leinberg profile
Vancouver intellectual property lawyers Sorèl is a principal with the firm of Kerr Redekop Leinburd Boswell.  His practice focuses on information technology ("IT"), intellectual property ("IP"), and in corporate & commercial law.
Sorèl's IT experience includes computer software development agreements, technology licensing, a range of internet and e-commerce agreements, distribution and representative agreements, confidentiality agreements, employment and consulting agreements.  His IP experience covers trademarks, trade secrets and copyright matters.

On the incorporate and commercial side, Sorèl's experience includes company formation, shareholders and partnership agreements, sales and acquisitions of businesses, financing, commercial leasing, incorporate restructuring transactions, and a broad range of business contracts.

Sorel Leinburd, Vancouver Intellectual Property Lawyer Sorèl's clients include small and medium-size businesses and entrepreneurs at all stages of development including start-ups and growth companies. Representative clients and their scope of activities include software and hardware development, technology development & manufacturing, technology marketing, food, clothing & product manufacturing, commercial real estate holding companies, and professionals including medical doctors, dentists, architects and lawyers.  Sorèl is also regularly engaged by other lawyers to provide professional services to their clients.

Sorèl Leinburd, IP Law
Kerr Redekop Leinburd & Boswell
#410 - 1333 W. Broadway,
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4C1
phone:  604.734.4554
email:  Sorel Leinburd

Bruce Redekop, BA JD Vancouver business ventures Lawyer and Registered Trademark agent

Bruce Redekop, BA JD
Registered Trademark Agent

Bruce has over 30 years experience in business law, having guided companies at all phases, from start-up, growth and development, mergers, acquisitions, and sale or asset disposition.  Bruce is an experienced businessman and has operated product development companies and participated in a number of business ventures with entrepreneurs.  His approach is down to earth, creative and results oriented.  Bruce enjoys working with professionals to achieve maximum value for clients.  His experience as a Trademark agent is useful for clients developing their portfolio of intellectual property for producs, services and marketing. web site for Bruce Redekop, BA JD Vancouver business ventures Lawyer and Registered Trademark agent

Bruce Redekop
Kerr Redekop Leinburd & Boswell
#410 - 1333 W. Broadway,
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4C1
phone:  604.734.4554


Alexandra Celine Wong, llb, mba, llm - business development lawyer experienced in work with clients in Singapore, New York and Vancouver Canada

International Business and Technology Lawyer

Vancouver & New York Associate Offices
Licensed to Practice Law in BC, Canada and New York State, USA

  • Bar admissions: Canada (BC & Ontario) · United States (New York) · Singapore
  • Legal practice areas include: 
     - Corporate / Commercial Law
     - Mergers & Acquisitions
     - International Investment & Transactions
     - International Structure & Finance
     - Technology Law
     - Business Outsourcing, Insourcing, Offshoring, Nearshoring
     - Business Succession Planning

    A business lawyer with international experience in Asia and North America with a focus on international business, corporate/commercial, finance and engineering/technology law.
  • Alexandra's corporate and commercial practice focuses on companies entering or doing business in U.S. and Canada.  Alexandra's experience includes formation of legal entities, shareholders, partnership and alliance agreements, mergers, sales and acquisitions of businesses, procurement, distribution, outsourcing and service agreements, financing, commercial leasing, corporate restructuring transactions.
  • Alexandra's engineering/technology practice includes:
    - engineering and construction agreements,
    - software development agreements,
    - technology reselling,
    - transfer and licensing agreements,
    - internet hosting and e-commerce agreements,
    - distribution and representative agreements,
    - confidentiality & non-competition agreements,
    - employment and consulting agreements.

Alexandra Celine Wong, llb, mba, llm - business development lawyer experienced in work with clients in Singapore, New York and Vancouver Canada

Alexandra Wong Law Office
Metro Vancouver, BC
Telephone:  604-628-2317
Click for more information at Celine Alexandra Wong lawyers profile at

see also New York, Attorney-at-law Profile for Alexandra at

Rosensteel Law LLC
Legal Services for the High-Tech, High-Paced, Global Marketplace

"is a full-service law firm specializing in servicing technology oriented companies and individuals.  

Rosensteel law firm practices in the following areas of law: 

  • Technology Law,
  • Computer Law,
  • Intellectual Property Law,
  • General Corporate Law,
  • Business Law, Tax Law,
  • International Law,
  • Real Estate,
  • Commercial Arbitration,
  • Commercial Litigation,
  • Mergers and Acquisitions,
  • Funding and Banking Transactions,
  • Emerging Technologies,

The firm advises clients in North America and worldwide, including Europe, Asia and South America.  [quotes fr. website 2005.07.01-2009.08.13]

40 Wall Street,
33rd Floor
New York, NY 10005-1302
Tel:  (212)808-8300

Victoria Intellectual Property & Technology Business Lawyers

James Hutchison,  Intellectual Property / Technology  Law  / Business Lawyer
  • James Hutchison, BA LLB
    go to his profile as an Intellectual Property & Technology Business Lawyer

  • Lorenzo Oss-Cech BSC, LLB
    Lorenzo Oss-Cech, English/Italian speaking lawyer for Commercial-Business Intellectual Property & Technology  Law in Victoria BC

    Lorenzo is a member of his firms Intellectual Property and Information Technology legal services and business consulting team.
    Lorenzo has experience in numerous areas of Civil Litigation, with a focus on ICBC claims, medical malpractice, construction, banking, employment and corporate securities litigation.
    Along with endless trial experience, Lorenzo brings to his practice vast personal experience from having lived in numerous countries - and is fluent in Italian, Spanish and has a good working knowledge of French.

    Lorenzo G. Oss-Cech Barrister & Solicitor
    Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt
    #1 - 505 Fisgard St.
    Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 1R3
    Phone:  (250) 360-2500
    Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878

photo of Doudlas B. Thompson, QC Queens Counsel, registered Canada patents agent and registered  Canadatrade mark agent, based in Victoria BC

Douglas B. Thompson, QC

Thompson Cooper LLP.
Practice Restricted to Patents, Trade Marks and Designs - Canadian, US & Foreign Filings
Phone:  (250) 475-6305
Thompson Cooper LLP

Stephen Burri, lawyer and registered patents agent and registered trade makrs lawyer, based in Nanaimo BC

Stephen Burri, BSc. LLB
Registerd Patents Agent, Registered Trade Marks Agent
Stephen Burri
43 Machleary Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 2G3
Tel:  250.755.9110

More Reference Information Sites on Intellectual Property Management

  • BC Provincial Government IP Program:  "The Intellectual Property Program is responsible for copyright, patent,and trademark and the licensing of government-owned intellectual assets." [quote 2006.06.27]

Ms. S. Goh, IP lawyer with Carters serving Toronto  fr. Orangeville office

Canada Copyright Act. R.S., 1985, c. C-42

See online copy of the Copyright Act at the Department of Justice Canada / Ministère de la Justice Canada website

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Lawyers Practicing Intellectual Property · Information Technology · Trademark Law

Intellectual Property Technology Business Transactions Lawyer  James Hutchison

What services are provided by Intellectual Property / Technology Transaction / Computer-Software Development Lawyers?

Services from one of western Canada's leading IP-Tech law firms include:

[Quoted with permission 06.06.20 fr. Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt, Victoria, BC Barristers & Solicitors]

... We are there for you every step of the way from acquiring/developing new technology to the marketing/sale of it.

Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt - offers a vast array of intellectual property and technology services such as:

  • Advising you on strategies and techniques for protecting, managing and selling your intellectual property, whether it is a computer system, a technology-based product or a technology business;
  • Revising your employment and contract agreements to ensure the intellectual property your staff creates belongs to you;
  • Conducting due diligence with respect to risk assessments of your intellectual property;
  • Providing legal opinions on infringement of third party intellectual property;
  • Negotiating, drafting and rendering legal opinions on license agreement of all forms of intellectual property;
  • Preparing technology-related agreements including acquisition, software development and technology transfer agreements as well as E-commerce, Web site development and hosting agreements;
  • Preparing intellectual property-related commercial contracts including supply & distribution of technology agreements and maintenance & support of software/hardware agreements;
  • Adapting agreements to reflect your needs such as joint ventures, other “partnering” arrangements and contracts structuring research collaborations, strategic alliances or partnerships to promote new technologies;
  • Dealing with abuse of confidential information and trade secrets as well as domain name registration and Internet dispute matters; and
  • Enforcing your intellectual property rights whether it is a license agreement, a franchise relationship or another arrangement involving the commercialization of your intellectual property and technology assets.
  • We advise on copyright protection which includes the clearance, acquisition and registration of copyright.  We provide advice on a wide range of subject matters such as software, literature, photography, video, film, telecommunication and the Internet. We assist you in solving disputes regarding ownership of material that is created by various parties.
  • We also advise on trademark protection which includes preparation, filing, renewal, and prosecution of trademark applications in Canada and internationally. We provide assistance in selecting trademarks and protect your trademark against third party infringement, cyber-squatting, false advertising or personality rights actions. We can also help you in retaining an agent in Ottawa and we can liaise with this agent on your behalf to facilitate a comprehensive team of professionals orchestrated out of one office, answering to your instructions.


IP - Technology Law Services

James Hutchison
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt
#1 - 505 Fisgard Street,
Victoria B.C. V8W 1R3

Phone:  (250) 360-2500
Toll Free Phone:  1-866-887-4878

James Hutchison, Victoria, Corporate Commercial & Intellectual Property Law

JAMES S. HUTCHISON, LL.B. Preferred Areas of Practice: Corporate-Commercial Law, Finance and Intellectual Property Lawyer.

"James practices primarily in the area of corporate commercial and real property law and has a diverse client base among Victoria’s businesses. Arising out of interest and his client’s needs, James has also gained considerable knowledge in the areas of wealth management and estate planning." [fr. UVIC faculty of law Sessional, Visiting, Adjunct, Emeritus and Honorary Faculty bios 2006.06.29

Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt,
Barristers & Solicitors
#1 - 505 Fisgard Street,
Victoria B.C. V8W 1R3
Phone: (250) 360-2500
Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878
Lawyers-BC Profile: James Hutchison

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Toronto Regional Resource Intellectual Property / Trade-Mark Lawyers - Orangeville & Mississauga Ontario

  • Terrance S. Carter B.A., LL.B., Trade-mark Agent

    Practice Areas:  Charity and Not-for-Profit Law, Fundraising, Gift Planning, International Strategic Planning, Intellectual Property, and Charity Tax and Trusts

    Terrence Carter, Trade Mark Agent serving Toronto Region

    Terrance Carter, as the Managing Partner of Carters, practices in the area of charity and not-for-profit law.  Lexpert has recognized Mr. Carter as one of the leading experts in the area of charity and not-for-profit law in Canada. Mr. Carter is also a registered Trade-mark Agent and acts as legal counsel to the Toronto office of the national law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP on charitable matters.

    Mr. Carter is a member of Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) Charity Advisory Committee, and the Technical Issues Committee of CRA's Charities Directorate representing the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), a past member of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada Task Force on Uniform Fundraising Legislation, Past Chair of the Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Sections of both the CBA and Ontario Bar Association (OBA), a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), a past director and founding member of the Christian Legal Fellowship and was the 2002 recipient of the AMS - John Hodgson Award of the OBA. He is also a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the American Bar Association Tax Exempt Section, and has participated in consultations with the Public Guardian and Trustee of Ontario, the Charities Directorate of CRA, and was a member of the Anti-terrorism Committee of the CBA in its submission to Parliament.

    CONTACT:  Main Office - Carters Professional Corporation
    Terrance S. Carter B.A., LL.B., Trade-mark Agent
    211 Broadway
    P.O. Box 440
    Orangeville, Ontario
    L9W 1K4
    Telephone:  (519) 942-0001 x222
    Toll Free:  (877) 942-0001
    Web Site Profile: en
    Intellectual Property & Technology Law for Charities and Not-for-profit Organizations: intellectual property

    Mississauga Office / Greater Toronto Area GTA
    2 Robert Speck Parkway
    Suite 750
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    L4Z 1H8
    Telephone:  (416) 675-3766
    Toll Free:  1-877-942-0001

    Toronto Meeting Location
    (by appointment only)
    Tel: (416) 675-3766

  • Ms. S. Goh, IP lawyer with Carters serving Toronto Region fr. Orangeville office

    U. Shen Goh LL.B., LL.M., Trade-mark Agent

    Legal Practice Areas Include:  Intellectual Property, focusing on Trade-marks, Privacy and Information Protection, as well as Human Rights and Employment Litigation.

    Ms. Goh's experience prior to joining Carters includes being a Law Lecturer on international trade regulation, legal research & writing, and other fundamental courses in law for Ph.D. students and government officials at the Southwest University of Political Science & Law in China, as well as interning at the City of Toronto, the City of San Diego, and Parkdale Community Legal Services in Toronto.

    Ms. Goh is a member of the Privacy, Intellectual Property and Employment Sections of the Ontario Bar Association, and has written articles for The Lawyers Weekly, the Canadian Association eZine, and Carters' Charity Law Bulletin, as well as co-authored Branding & Trade-Marks Handbook for Charitable and Not-For-Profit Organizations (Butterworths, 2006). [link is to Butterworths Catalog & Online Bookstore at LexisNexis

    LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2001
    LL.M., University of San Diego School of Law, 2003

    Contact Information
    U. Shen Goh LL.B., LL.M., Trade-mark Agent · Intellectual Property Lawyer
    Carters Professional Corp.

    Mississauga Office
    2 Robert Speck Parkway
    Suite 750
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    L4Z 1H8
    Tel:  (905) 281-4968
    Toll Free:  (877) 942-0001
    Web site: shengoh.html

    Toronto Meeting Location
    (by appointment)
    Tel: (416) 675-3766

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OTTAWA Intellectual Property:  Copyright · Trademark · Patent · Technology Lawyers Directory

Canadian Trade Mark Practice Handbook coauthors, practice Intellectual Property Law in Ottawa
Photo of Carswell  Legal Reference Handbook ISBN/ ISSN 0-459-28417-7 published in 2005-03-02 go to

Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice
By:  Bayo Odutola, Sylvie-Émanuelle Bourbonnais
Canadian Price: $172.00 US Price: $159.26
ISBN/ISSN: 0-459-28417-7
Publication Number: 6974
Product Type: Supplemented book
Number of Volumes: 1 volume looseleaf
Number of Pages: Approximately 500 pages
Binding: 3-Ring Binder
Publication Date: 2005-03-02
Publisher: CARSWELL

About the Author
Odutola on Canadian Trade-mark Practice [emphasis added], "... a newly published landmark text, is the much needed practitioner's guide to Canadian Trade-mark Office practice and procedure - it is the most comprehensive book on the market today. Written from both a former senior trade-mark examiner's and a practitioner's perspective, it provides a detailed step-by-step guide for filing, prosecuting, renewing and opposing a trade-mark before the Canadian Trade-marks Office (TMO). In addition to incorporating the relevant statutes, case law, practice notices and other source materials, this work explains and offers practical guidance and commentary on key Trade-mark office practice issues. "

[above quoted fr. publishers website 2007.01.16

Bayo Odutola, BCL LLB
Odutola Law Chambers
280 Albert Street,  Suite 300
Ottawa ON K1P 5G8
Telephone:  613.238.1140

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Canadian Patent Act Annotated, Second Edition / ISBN 0-88804-168-3
Editor: Robert H. Barrigar, Q.C.

"Canadian Patent Act Annotated, Second Edition is your one-stop source, bringing together commentary and current case law interpreting patent legislation. This includes all of the relevant statutes, regulations and rules you need to provide your client with the best patent advice available. "

Benefit from:

  • all relevant legislation, cases and commentary
  • in-force proclamation dates that alert you to amended sections that apply to your case
  • text and annotations on repealed provisions of the Act which continue to govern patents in force today
  • provisions not yet proclaimed in force that help you anticipate statutory change
  • English and French text for each provision of the Patent Act allowing for the most reliable interpretation -- and more!

Written by a seasoned intellectual property practitioner, you can depend on reliable guidance through all aspects of Canadian patent law. Canadian Patent Act Annotated, Second Edition provides easy access to a complete and up-to-date analysis of Canadian patent law and practice.

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Robert H. Barrigar, Q.C., [editor of above mentioned CANADIAN PATENTS ACT GUIDE] of counsel to the firm, has devoted his entire professional life to the practice of intellectual property law. He is the author of an acclaimed current book on Canadian patent law and has participated in all facets of the practice of intellectual property law, including litigation. He has been awarded the Lexpert accolade "most recommended intellectual property counsel in Vancouver".

Bob obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto in engineering physics (electrical and electronics option) in 1959. He obtained an LL.B. degree from Dalhousie University in 1963 and obtained an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 1964. He held a Sir James Dunn scholarship in law while at Dalhousie University, and a Harvard Law School scholarship while at Harvard. Although not practising as a professional engineer, he was registered as a professional engineer in Ontario many years ago and kept the registration current until 2004.

Bob served as President of the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada, since renamed as the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) during 1991-1992, and as a Member of Council of the IPIC from 1985-1993. He also served from 1991-1994 on the International Council of FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys) and as President of FICPI Canada (1985-1991). He has also served on the International Financial Advisory Commission of FICPI.

Bob is a Fellow of the Foundation for Legal Research and a former member of the Faculty of Law of the University of British Columbia. He has also served as lecturer at the University of Victoria Law School, having taught the first course on International Intellectual Property Law ever offered by the Law School. He is the author of a number of published papers on patent and trademark law and related matters, as well as his book on Canadian patent law. He a member of the Editorial Board of the Intellectual Property Journal and previously served on the Editorial Committee for the Canadian Intellectual Property Review. He has served on professional organization committees, has participated as a lecturer in a number of continuing education programs, and has served as Canadian delegate to a number of international meetings dealing with intellectual property matters.

His other professional association memberships include the Canadian Bar Association, AIPPI, American Intellectual Property Law Association, and Licensing Executives Society. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1982. One of his special interests has been computers; he has served as a member of the IPIC, AIPPI, FICPI and AIPLA committees on computer software law. Bob has been retained to counsel the Government of Canada and the BC Government from time to time, including advising on intellectual property legislative amendments.

Bob's practice has included his acting as lead counsel in major intellectual property litigation for a number of multinational companies, including Bristol-Myers, Kraft General Foods, Whirlpool, General Mills, Caterpillar, Alcan, Dennison Manufacturing, CIBA-Geigy, RCA, Beecham, and Kimberly-Clark.

N.B. above profile quoted from as Robert Barrigar also serves as counsel to Thomson Cooper LLP.

Thompson Cooper LLP

Suite 201 - 1007 Fort St.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8V 3K5 (Map)
Phone:  1-250-389-0387
Web: Office of Thomson Cooper LLP.

Lawyers Practicing Canadian Intellectual Property & Technology Law

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Bennet Wong, Intellectual Property Lawyer, includes Trade Mark Law and Copyright Law as part of his practice with DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER  law firm of Boughton

Bennett  Lee

Bennett Lee practices intellectual property law with a focus on trade marks, copyright and licensing. He represents clients in a broad cross-section of industries advising on intellectual property protection, licensing, product distribution and liability issues.

Mr. Lee has extensive experience in the clearance, acquisition, registration, monitoring, protection, assignment, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and in reviewing, drafting, advising on and negotiating the contracts which relate to them, including partnership, agency, service, publishing, manufacturing, design, sales, supply, distribution, assignment, consulting, research, development, marketing, employment, independent contractor, non-disclosure, confidentiality, option, loan out and licensing agreements.

He has been counsel on many business transactions involving copyright, trade marks, patents, industrial designs, trade secrets and confidential information, as well as on issues arising in technology transfer, libel and defamation, digital/electronic rights and domain name disputes.

Mr. Lee also advises clients on brand strategy and protection, the prevention and seizure of counterfeit goods, trade mark cancellations and oppositions, copyright, trade mark and trade secret infringement, passing off, unfair competition and other disputes involving intellectual property rights. He also assists Aboriginal bands, businesses and non-profit organizations in protecting First Nations' intellectual property, traditional knowledge and cultural heritage, and clients in the technology, arts, wine, publishing, media, design, video game, fashion, tourism and food industries.

For more information go to BENETT LEE BOUGHTON.CA Profile

Suite 700 - 595 Burrard Street, P.O. Box 49290, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V7X 1S8 Tel: 604 687 6789

Profile: lawyers/bennett-lee

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Victoria Technology Law Practice

Jenifer Chilcott, BA LLB (McGill, CA), LLM  (Cornell, USA)    Technology Law IP-IT lawyer in downtown Victoria, BC

Jenifer A. Chilcott
B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Associate Counsel

Jenifer is a technology lawyer with extensive international experience gained as in-house counsel for some of the world's foremost high technology companies.  Jenifer has particular expertise in the negotiation and drafting of agreements relating to the licensing, sale and protection of intellectual property.

Through her many years of working as in-house counsel for technology companies of all sizes, Jenifer is able to provide her clients with valuable insight into industry best practices relating to the organization of their businesses and the protection of their intellectual property.  Jenifer regularly assists technology companies in creating standard agreements and establishing procedures for managing contracts.

Jenifer also spent a number of years living and practicing law in Asia and the South Pacific, and is able to assist clients who wish to expand their business in those regions.

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
    - called 2008
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
    - LL.B. McGill University 1991; called 1993
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    - LL.M. Cornell University 1994
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Jenifer A. Chilcott
Associate Counsel

Suite 1100 - 1175 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC
Canada V8W 2E1
Phone:  250.405.1987
Web site:
Farris Profile: profile/jenifer-a.-chilcott/

Douglas (Doug) B. Thompson Q.C.

"Doug is a lawyer (Alberta 1976 and B.C. 1979), a Trademark Agent (1979) and a Patent Agent (1988).  Since 1988 he has focused exclusively upon Intellectual Property Law, working with inventors, companies that develop new products and corporate lawyers.  He has been active in such organizations as the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)." [quote fr. website 2014.07.08]

Doug has worked in the following areas:

  • Aviation
  • Biotech
  • Chemical Compositions
  • Computers, Computer Software, Websites, Communications & Multi-Media
  • Construction
  • Earth Drilling and Well Sites
  • Electric Motors & Generators
  • Environmental and Alternative Energy
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Plumbing
  • Horticulture, Agriculture and Forestry
  • Household Items, Clothing and Personal Hygiene Items
  • Medical Devices, Mobility Aids, Diagnostic Aids
  • Optics and Fibre Optics
  • Processing Equipment
  • Pumps, Compressors, Valves, Seals & Bearings
  • Recreational Activities, Boats and Recreational Vehicles
  • Robotics
  • Security
  • Sensors and Laboratory Equipment
  • Signage, Containers, Displays
  • Tanks, Boilers, Cooling Towers, Separators
  • Tradesmen Tools & Worker Safety
  • Ultrasonic Devices
  • Utilities
  • Vehicles and Heavy Equipment
  • Water and Beverage Dispensers, Water Coolers and Water Purification Systems

Thompson Cooper LLP & Barrigar Intellectual Property Law
 · Barristers & solicitors
 · Patent & Trademark Agents

#201, 1007 Fort Street
Victoria, BC  V8V 3K5
Office phone:  (250) 389-0387
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The information and content on this page is for general information purposes only and not meant to be legal advice on your specific intellectual property situation -- for that you should consult a lawyer directly.  [ publisher]