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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.