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Securing The Future

Since 1893

We understand the business of innovation and the vital role that IP plays in today's competitive market-driven economy.

Securing The Future

Since 1893

We understand the business of innovation and the vital role that IP plays in today's competitive market-driven economy.

Securing The Future

Since 1893

We understand the business of innovation and the vital role that IP plays in today's competitive market-driven economy.

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Ridout & Maybee LLP is a full-service Canadian IP firm with offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Burlington serving clients across the country and internationally. Our firm consistently ranks as one of Canada’s top IP law firms in both Canadian and international surveys of in-house counsel.

We understand the business of innovation, and the vital role that IP plays in today’s competitive, market-driven economy.

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Meet Our People

The lawyers and patent and trademark agents at Ridout & Maybee LLP bring both legal expertise and real-world industry knowledge to work for our clients. Many of our professionals were leaders in their technical field prior to working in intellectual property law, and hold advanced degrees and certifications.

News

IP Lawyer Meika Ellis is first recipient of The Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award

Ridout & Maybee LLP is pleased to announce that our very own Meika Ellis is the first ever recipient of the prestigious Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award.

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Access Copyright v. York University – the Supreme Court of Canada Judgment

The more than ten-year-old effort by Access Copyright to impose a “mandatory tariff” through the Copyright Board on Canadian educational institutions is over in a quick, decisive, and devastating unanimous judgment from Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada on July 30, 2021.

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Proposed legislation adds excess claims fees and “three strike” office actions

Proposed changes to Canadian law were published in early July, which, if passed, will have significant consequences for patent applicants.

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Webinar: Patent Strategies for AI, Machine Learning and Big Data

In this webinar, Wael Nackasha and Matt Norwood will discuss strategies used to protect new artificial intelligence technologies using the patent system, in Canada, and abroad.

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CIPO Accepting Requests for Expedited Examination of Trademark Applications and Taking Measures to Improve Timeliness

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published two new Practice Notices which attempt to address the current delays in processing of trademark examinations at CIPO.

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In The News: Ottawa law firms join program aimed at protecting Amazon merchants' IP

Tim Bourne, an Ottawa-based partner at Ridout & Maybee, says the trademark application process, which often takes up to three years to complete, can be “a little daunting” for small businesses.

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Industry

IP Lawyer Meika Ellis is first recipient of The Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award

Ridout & Maybee LLP is pleased to announce that our very own Meika Ellis is the first ever recipient of the prestigious Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award.

Read News Item

Access Copyright v. York University – the Supreme Court of Canada Judgment

The more than ten-year-old effort by Access Copyright to impose a “mandatory tariff” through the Copyright Board on Canadian educational institutions is over in a quick, decisive, and devastating unanimous judgment from Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada on July 30, 2021.

Read News Item

Proposed legislation adds excess claims fees and “three strike” office actions

Proposed changes to Canadian law were published in early July, which, if passed, will have significant consequences for patent applicants.

Read News Item

Webinar: Patent Strategies for AI, Machine Learning and Big Data

In this webinar, Wael Nackasha and Matt Norwood will discuss strategies used to protect new artificial intelligence technologies using the patent system, in Canada, and abroad.

Read News Item

CIPO Accepting Requests for Expedited Examination of Trademark Applications and Taking Measures to Improve Timeliness

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published two new Practice Notices which attempt to address the current delays in processing of trademark examinations at CIPO.

Read News Item

In The News: Ottawa law firms join program aimed at protecting Amazon merchants' IP

Tim Bourne, an Ottawa-based partner at Ridout & Maybee, says the trademark application process, which often takes up to three years to complete, can be “a little daunting” for small businesses.

Read News Item

Blog

IP Lawyer Meika Ellis is first recipient of The Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award

Ridout & Maybee LLP is pleased to announce that our very own Meika Ellis is the first ever recipient of the prestigious Roger T. Hughes Future Leader Award.

Read News Item

Access Copyright v. York University – the Supreme Court of Canada Judgment

The more than ten-year-old effort by Access Copyright to impose a “mandatory tariff” through the Copyright Board on Canadian educational institutions is over in a quick, decisive, and devastating unanimous judgment from Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada on July 30, 2021.

Read News Item

Proposed legislation adds excess claims fees and “three strike” office actions

Proposed changes to Canadian law were published in early July, which, if passed, will have significant consequences for patent applicants.

Read News Item

Webinar: Patent Strategies for AI, Machine Learning and Big Data

In this webinar, Wael Nackasha and Matt Norwood will discuss strategies used to protect new artificial intelligence technologies using the patent system, in Canada, and abroad.

Read News Item

CIPO Accepting Requests for Expedited Examination of Trademark Applications and Taking Measures to Improve Timeliness

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has published two new Practice Notices which attempt to address the current delays in processing of trademark examinations at CIPO.

Read News Item

In The News: Ottawa law firms join program aimed at protecting Amazon merchants' IP

Tim Bourne, an Ottawa-based partner at Ridout & Maybee, says the trademark application process, which often takes up to three years to complete, can be “a little daunting” for small businesses.

Read News Item

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