Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation
Whether asserting intellectual property (IP) or defending against IP claims, we have unparalleled experience litigating complex and high-stakes IP litigation.
Our lawyers are always at the forefront of industry-altering patent issues arising before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, shaping the law through original thinking and thoughtful legal solutions imported from other jurisdictions.
When it comes to patent litigation regarding pharmaceuticals, there is no firm with more experience navigating the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (the “PM(NOC) Regulations”) than Goodmans. Since their inception in 1993, Goodmans has litigated dozens of patent proceedings pursuant to the PM(NOC) Regulations each year before the Federal Court.
Our patent litigation experience extends beyond pharmaceuticals to numerous other industries, including high technology, telecommunications, oil and gas and manufacturing. This has only been possible because our patent litigation bench is deep, with industry-recognized leaders and leaders of the future working alongside several in-house PhD-level scientists. Goodmans is the “best patent litigation firm in Canada” (Chambers Canada) and “simply put, there is Goodmans and then there is the rest” (IAM Patent 1000).
Our lawyers have been at the forefront of developing a principled, modern and sophisticated approach to assessing remedies for patent infringement in Canada.
When industry leaders with world-famous brands need assistance asserting their trademarks or defending against claims of trademark infringement, they turn to Goodmans. Our lawyers have successfully argued many trademark infringement and passing off proceedings in various industries, including the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, software and packaged goods industries. Our lawyers also routinely act for clients in opposition proceedings before the Trademarks Opposition Board.
When it comes to copyright litigation, our litigators work with our Technology, Communications and Media, and Entertainment groups to enforce and defend actions involving disputes in a variety of creative industries, including the ownership of website content and on-line technology, proprietary computer platforms and other software issues, as well as over more traditional literary, musical, architectural and artistic works and in disputes regarding films and film distribution. Our lawyers work at the cutting edge of developing and traditional technologies, including before the Copyright Board.
Canada's First Patent Collective Launches for the Cleantech SectorOver the last several years, the federal government has touted its $85 million Intellectual Property Strategy (IP Strategy). One of the key pillars of the IP Strategy is $30 million in funding for…
Government of Canada Permits Compulsory Licensing to Respond to COVID-19Among other things, Part 12 of Bill C-13 amends the Patent Act to permit the Government of Canada, to make, construct, use and sell a patented invention to the extent it is necessary to respond to a…
Update on CIPO Operations and ServicesThe Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) announced extensions imposed by the Patent Act, Trademarks Act, and the Industrial Design Act…
Awards & Recognition
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Most Frequently Recommended, Litigation - Intellectual Property 2023
Chambers Canada Band 1, Intellectual Property: Litigation 2023
WTR 1000 Bronze, Intellectual Property Canada 2023
Chambers Global Band 1, Intellectual Property: Litigation 2022
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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 Continues to Recognize GoodmansWe are proud to announce we have once again been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023.85 Goodmans lawyers have been recognized as top-tier in their fields and leaders across…
- Intellectual Property
Ben Hackett and Jenene Roberts at IPIC2022Ben Hackett and Jenene Roberts will be at the IPIC2022 Conference in Whistler. Ben Hackett will moderate a panel discussion titled "Remedies for Patent Infringement – Dow v Nova: Key Issues…
- Intellectual Property
Ben Hackett at IPIC's Webinar Series - Patent & Trademark Case Law ReviewBen Hackett will be presenting Patent Case Law Series - Utility / Disclosure - a webinar for the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada regarding the law of utility and disclosure.Please…