UNDERSTANDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION
Intellectual property (IP) litigation is a legal action that is usually related to the infringement of someone’s exclusive right to own and/or benefit from their IP. IP may include patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, or trade secrets—and the type of IP in question is highly relevant to the type of litigation needed to resolve the dispute. As a result, it is important to seek a competent litigator who has experience in the appropriate IP area.
Growing industries, such as health sciences, technology, media, and natural resources, require a proportionate legal response. Competition within these industries fuels litigation over IP, as each company recognizes the value of its ideas. At RMH, we understand that our clients have made significant investments in research and development to stay ahead of competitors. Our lawyers provide litigation services to protect our clients’ investments so they can focus on what matters to their business. We work both domestically and internationally to clarify and protect our clients’ IP rights.
We offer legal services for all areas of IP protection, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, and trade secrets. We offer evaluations for legal claims, which determine our clients’ chances of success against opposing parties. Using this information, our trial lawyers can help develop strategies to get the best results for our clients, whether through litigation or settlement. Our trial lawyers have experience litigating both federally and provincially for clients in various industries; our clients include universities, research institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, small- to mid-sized businesses, and Fortune 100 companies. Our agents have experience working with IP in Canada and abroad.
THE IMPORTANCE OF RETAINING AN IP LAWYER
IP litigation is a complex field. In any IP case, it is important that the litigator has a clear understanding of the IP that they have been retained to prosecute or defend. Our lawyers come from diverse academic backgrounds, including chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, geology, computer sciences, biology, and biochemistry. They are adept at understanding the substance of the IP they are dealing with as well as how to defend clients’ IP rights.
Clients choose RMH because of our ability to handle domestic and international IP disputes. Our lawyers have demonstrable experience in all types of IP enforcement. They are not only litigators—they also act as patent agents and trademark agents, making them familiar with the details of each case.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our IP litigation services, or to arrange a confidential telephone appointment with our knowledgeable lawyers.
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
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