Focusing on all aspects of innovation, Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP delivers comprehensive representation, protecting our clients’ intellectual property rights in Canada and abroad.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, our office is centrally located and is close to the hub of Ontario’s robust technology and manufacturing sectors. We serve Canadian clients both nationally and internationally, as well as patent and trademark agents and attorneys globally, including those in the U.S., Europe and in Asia; many with whom our firm has enjoyed longstanding relationships.

 

Intellectual property law

EXPERIENCED LEGAL SERVICES FOR INNOVATION

Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP continues in the tradition of our founder, patent attorney, Charles H. Riches who, in 1887, founded one of the earliest firms in what was then the recently formed Dominion of Canada, specializing in patent and industrial design matters. More than a century later, our law firm of Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP continues as its sole focus, the protection of our clients’ intellectual property in Canada and abroad. 

As a boutique law firm, we practice in all aspects of intellectual property law in Canada including patent, trademark, copyright and industrial design acquisition, maintenance and enforcement, as well as IP litigation disputes.

Practice Areas

PRACTICAL, COMPREHENSIVE, AND EFFECTIVE LEGAL SERVICES

  • patents
  • trademarks
  • copyright
  • IP Litigation
  • Industrial Design
  • IP AGREEMENTS

PATENTS

Our forward thinking approach and extensive knowledge is instrumental in protecting the extrinsic value of our clients' patents. We have the knowledge and skills to assess the viability of patenting new inventions and technologies. Our patent professionals can draft, file and prosecute patent applications, and where necessary, litigate Canadian patent rights. Our patent attorneys can proactively counsel our clients through every step of the patent application process, and implement strategies to protect their intellectual property rights, both in Canada and abroad. Our clients’ patents encompass a diversified portfolio of industries and include those in the biotechnology, computer software and hardware, oil and gas production, chemistry, agriculture as well as in the mechanical and robotic fields.

TRADEMARKS

Our trademark professionals have expertise in all aspects of trademark acquisition and registration, including the clearance of trademarks, the filing and prosecution of trademark applications, the handling of trademark oppositions and non-use cancellation proceedings before the Canadian Opposition Board, as well as trademark litigation. As an boutique IP firm, we offer personalized expertise in creating and managing our clients’ trademark portfolios,

enforcing their trademark rights and settling trademark disputes, managing domain name registrations and developing an international filing strategy for our Canadian clients, thanks to our relationships with our network of foreign associates in the United States and globally.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright protection prohibits the production or reproduction of all, or a substantial portion of your work, without your consent. Our experience in the enforcement of copyright matters provides added peace of mind when keeping your intellectual property safe from unauthorized duplication and imitation. Our firm of barristers and solicitors defend copyright infringement through litigation, initiate and respond to cease and desist letters,

and provide advice on all types of Canadian copyright law ranging from copyright ownership, infringement, acquisition and registration, clearance, enforcement, audits, and the defence of infringement allegation. It should be assumed that every work is protected by copyright unless you can establish otherwise.

IP LITIGATION

When IP disputes over patents, trademarks, designs or copyrights arise, the IP litigation lawyers at Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP possess demonstrated experience in IP litigation. Our litigation team has both patent agent/trademark agent designations, in addition to being lawyers. Our lawyers not only know litigation,

but also the details of the Patent Act and the Trademarks Act. Our litigation team has consistently proven that it can compete with firms larger in size and has successfully assisted large international and national companies, and individuals in protecting their rights.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

A Canadian industrial design is analogous to a United States design patent, and provides protection to the visual features of a particular pattern, shape, configuration, ornamentation applied to a finished product. Our multi-disciplinary technical experience enables us to advise clients on possible industrial design protection in regard to a broad range

of different products. With our comprehensive knowledge of protections offered under the Industrial Design Act in Canada, we can provide our clients with a sound understanding of the advantages and requirements to legally protect their designs.

IP AGREEMENTS

Our firm has significant experience drafting, negotiating, and advising on the licensing of intellectual property and IP agreements. Our team at Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP has expertise in drafting agreements with respect to all aspects of intellectual property, including the licensing of patents, trademarks,

designs and copyrights, both in Canada and abroad, through our network of foreign associates. Our experienced professionals will help avoid the intellectual property being deemed unenforceable and invalid due to the non-inclusion of provisions required by the various Intellectual Property Acts.

Our Clients

Our clients include not only universities, research institutes, inventors, entrepreneurs, small-to-mid sized businesses, Fortune 100 companies encompassing a wide range of technologies and business interests, but also national and international law firms seeking to secure IP rights in Canada on behalf of their clients. Focusing on all aspects of innovation, Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP delivers comprehensive representation, protecting our clients’ intellectual property rights in Canada and abroad.

Drawing on our vast experience and extensive know-how, we assist our clients in obtaining, maintaining and protecting patents, trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs in Canada, as well as abroad, thanks to our longstanding relationships with a global network of foreign associates. As a boutique law firm, we have not lost sight of the fact that clients’ needs will vary on a client-by-client basis and we structure our services to meet those needs. Whether our clients have questions on how to obtain a trademark or require a trademark search, a trademark application, or assistance with a patent, a copyright, a trademark registration, an infringement issue or any other intellectual property matter, we are there to help.

OUR Professionals

trademark agent

Michael Adams

B. ENG. (MECH. ENG.), B.SC., J.D.

IP LAWYER & PATENT ATTORNEY

Stephanie Fong

B.A., J.D., J.D.

IP LAWYER

Elizabeth Hugh

B.A.Sc. (CHEM.ENG), B.Sc. (COMP.TECH.) J.D.

IP LAWYER & PATENT ATTORNEY

ip lawyer canada

Russell Brant Latham

B.A.SC. (CHEM. ENG.), LL.B., P.ENG

IP LAWYER & PATENT ATTORNEY

ip lawyer

Thomas McConnell

B.Sc.(Biology),J.D., LL.M.

IP LAWYER & PATENT ATTORNEY

ip lawyer

Jeffrey Pervanas

B.A.Sc. (ENG.SCI), LL.B.

IP LAWYER & PATENT ATTORNEY

trademark agent

Marta Tandori Cheng

Trademark Agent

IP AGENT

copyright

Gary M. Travis

B.Sc. (GEOL), LL.B.

IP LAWYER & PATENT ATTORNEY

ip law

Michael Yun

B.Sc. (BIOCHEM), J.D.

IP LAWYER & PATENT ATTORNEY

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We are conveniently located at the northeast corner of Yonge and Bloor Streets in Toronto. Our offices are located on the 18th floor at 2 Bloor Street East.

Riches McKenzie & Herbert LLP
2 BLOOR STREET EAST, SUITE 1800,

TORONTO, CANADA M4W 3J5

(416) 961-5000
09.00 am to 5.00 pm E.S.T.
riches@patents-toronto.com

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