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Intellectual Property

Goodmans offers a truly dynamic group of professionals from a range of specialties to deliver top-notch IP services to clients in the acquisition, commercialization, enforcement and defence of intellectual property.  With recognized leaders in Canadian IP law, we have won numerous landmark IP cases, and have been described as having the country’s premier practice in this area.

Our IP clients represent the full spectrum of business activity, including knowledge industries, broadcasting and publishing, pharmaceutical, medical-device research, biotechnology, high technology, retailing, sports, entertainment, food and beverages, telecommunications and service industries.

Our IP Group provides wide-ranging services, including strategic and general advice on the development, acquisition, sale and protection of IP and technology assets including patents, trade-marks, trade dress, copyright, industrial designs, rights of personality, confidential information and trade secrets.

Given our reputation as a business firm, our IP group regularly engages in transactional work, including conducting due diligence, transferring assets and taking security interests. When disputes arise, our IP litigators – who are known nationally for their expertise – provide effective advisory and litigation services.

Our lawyers are frequent speakers and lecturers on IP-related subjects and are active in professional associations.  In addition, we offer top-notch talent in a number of specialized related areas, including technology and the Internet, privacy, entertainment, communications and advertising.

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