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Advertising & Marketing

We understand that in today’s competitive marketplace, effective advertising, marketing, and regulatory compliance are essential features of a successful business. Our firm provides timely and practical legal advice on a wide range of advertising and marketing related issues including:

  • Food, Beverage, & Packaging
  • Brand protection
  • Drug, and regulatory matters
  • French language requirements
  • Comparative advertising
  • Consumer protection legislation
  • Consumer promotions, contests, and prizes
  • Privacy
  • Competition law
  • Print, broadcast, and Internet advertising

Have a question for one of our advertising, marketing and regulatory compliance professionals? Check out our list below to see which members of our team can help you get started.

Our People

Charles A. Boulakia

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Timothy C. Bourne

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Ottawa

Mitchell B. Charness

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Ottawa

Meika Ellis

Lawyer - Associate

Ottawa

Lei Gao

Lawyer - Associate

Toronto

David J. Heller

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

Abbas Kassam

Lawyer - Associate

Toronto

Steven Leach

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

Daphne L. Maravei

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Ottawa

Joanna Pitkin

Lawyer, Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Recent IP & Firm News

Modernization of Canada’s Trademarks Laws and Regulations Accelerating - Highlights of Upcoming Changes

In preparation for Canada’s upcoming adherence to the Madrid Protocol and Singapore Treaty (together, the main system for registering trademarks in multiple jurisdictions), substantial amendments to the Trademarks Act were passed into law in June 2014.

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Keyword Advertising: Practical Considerations for Advertisers

Keyword advertising has quickly become one of the most commonly used methods of online advertising. However, whether using a third party’s trademarks as keywords in keyword advertisement could potentially lead to liability for trademark infringement or passing off has been a relatively undeveloped area of trademark law.

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