Bennett Jones has one of the largest intellectual property groups in a full-service, top-tier business law firm in Canada.
We provide comprehensive depth and breadth in four key areas of IP:
- IP Litigation
Our teams work in close and creative collaboration to bring the greatest value to clients.
Bennett Jones is one of few law firms prosecuting and litigating in many key areas of patent litigation—energy, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agriculture, and mining/drilling.
On trademark matters, we provide searching, risk assessment, counselling, filing, prosecution, opposition and related registration services. This is supported by a wide range of trademark transactional services. We manage a portfolio of well-known and iconic trademarks for companies based in Canada and around the world.
What Clients Say
"The team I deal with has a demeanour that allows me to bring them directly into conversations to meet our business representatives," said one client, adding: "We are impressed with their ability to distil issues understandably."
Our litigation team is regularly retained to assist a diverse client base with disputes arising from the misuse or misappropriation of intellectual property across a broad spectrum of the arts and sciences.
We act as counsel in litigation matters involving confidential information, trade secrets, patents, trademarks, passing off, copyrights and registered designs. In patent litigation, we are best known for our pharmaceutical, biologics and energy expertise. We also litigate matters that deal with anti-piracy issues, personality rights, defamation and commercial disputes involving, at their core, the ownership and exploitation of intellectual property.
What Clients Say
Sources praise the group as a "very good strategic firm" and for its "client-oriented" service and "well-balanced expertise."
Our IP lawyers are experienced with the management of entire company portfolios, including:
- registering trademark, patents, copyrights and designs;
- protecting trade secrets;
- conducting IP audits; and
- full-service litigation for high-profile clients.
We advise clients on:
- IP issues arising out of M&A transactions, joint ventures and licensing matters;
- advertising and labelling;
- IP protection, enforcement, commercialization and brand-building strategies across a wide range of industries;
- the management and commercialization of intellectual property; and
- mechanical, biochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical and telecommunication technology
- life sciences regulatory
What Clients Say
"[T]hey are a collaborative group of highly skilled, team-focused professionals. In my experience, they are quick to provide practical advice that can be relayed to both a lawyer as well as a junior-level marketer."
Bennett Jones has substantial experience with structuring, drafting and negotiating IP and IT aspects of major mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and financing transactions. Our expertise in technology transactions includes cloud, fintech, AI, robotics and data management. We have deep experience in energy technology cleantech and agtech.
Bennett Jones experience in technology procurement and licensing in connection with large and medium scale energy and utility projects is unparalleled in Western Canada.
In IT procurement, we have led a number of large multi-stage, multi-vendor outsourcing transactions on behalf of large, integrated energy companies and utilities. On international matters, we provide practical advice to efficiently conclude complex cross-border IP transactions.