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Bourne, Timothy C. - Associate - Barristers & Solicitors
Tim's practice covers a range of intellectual property areas including trade-mark and patent drafting and prosecution as well as advising clients on domain names and licensing.
Tim clerked with a judge of the Federal Court after completing a LL.B. at the University of Victoria in 1998 and B.Sc. at McMaster University in 1993. Tim joined the firm in 2001. Since then, Tim has represented the firm’s clients in patent, trade-mark and industrial design disputes before administrative tribunals and the Federal Court. Tim actively searches for opportunities to resolve disputes in a creative yet pragmatic manner that addresses our clients’ business goals. Tim’s experience resolving disputes influences the strategic advice that he provides to our clients during the prosecution of patent, trade-mark and industrial design applications. Tim also has a special interest in the enforcement of trade-mark rights in the domain name context and online. Tim adjudicates .ca domain name disputes under the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s Dispute Resolution Procedure.
Education & Qualifications
B.Sc., (Science), 1993, McMaster University
LL.B., 1998, University of Victoria
Barrister & Solicitor, Province of Ontario, 2000
Registered Patent Agent, Canada, 2002
Registered Trade-mark Agent, Canada, 2003
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Fellow
International Trademark Association (INTA), Non-Traditional Marks Committee
Association of Intellectual Property Firms, Annual Meeting Committee
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Member of Editorial Board of CLB’s Canadian Patent Reporter
Representative Court Cases
J.M. Fuhrer, and T.C. Bourne, "The Draft Intellectual Property Security Act Revisited" in H.P. Knopf, ed., Security Interests in Intellectual Property (Toronto: Thompson Canada Limited, 2002), c.5
Bourne, Tim, "Electronic Filing Can Save You Both Time and Aggravation (An Ottawa IP Lawyer Looks at a New e-filing Initiative at the Federal Court)", The Lawyers Weekly, February 10, 2006.