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IP Services

IP Litigation

Ridout & Maybee LLP’s litigators are unrelenting in protecting intellectual property rights and securing optimal results for our clients, in alignment with their business objectives, whether through litigation or dispute resolution.

We have a proven track record of successfully handling high stakes matters and our firm’s litigators have appeared before the Ontario Superior Court, Divisional Court, Court of Appeal, as well as all levels of the Federal Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada on precedent-setting cases. We also routinely appear administrative hearings on patent and trademark matters before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Our team of dedicated professionals are experienced in successfully managing various contentious intellectual property matters for our domestic clients in other jurisdictions, including the United States and Europe, as well as working as part of a team for international clients in multi-jurisdictional litigation.

Advantageously, the trial skills of our litigators are complemented by a team of professionals having an expertise in patent prosecution practise, and a deep understanding of scientific and engineering principles, which underpin the issues arising during patent disputes. We work together seamlessly as dedicated advocates for our clients.

Our other experience includes:

Need more information about intellectual property litigation? Contact Kenneth Hanna or check out our list below to see which members of our litigation team can help you get started.

Our People

Timothy Bourne

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Ottawa

Mitchell Charness

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Ottawa

Meika Ellis

Lawyer - Associate

Ottawa

Peter Everitt

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Burlington

Marcus Gallie

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner*

Ottawa

Elliott Gold

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Toronto

Kenneth Hanna

Lawyer, Senior Litigator, Trademark Agent - Partner*

Toronto

Abbas Kassam

Lawyer - Associate

Toronto

Daphne Maravei

Lawyer, Patent & Trademark Agent - Partner

Ottawa

Matthew Norwood

Lawyer, Patent Agent - Partner

Toronto

Paul Tackaberry

Lawyer, Trademark Agent - Counsel

Toronto

Recent IP & Firm News

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Jurisdiction of the Federal Court over IP contract disputes

The Federal Court has both concurrent and exclusive jurisdiction over various IP matters and is the most common forum to bring IP disputes.

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Federal Court gets serious about equitable remedies

Canada makes more equitable remedies available to patent litigants than many other jurisdictions.

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Ridout & Maybee LLP client U-Box-It wins trademark battle in David v Goliath Case

In a decision rendered at the Federal Court of Appeal on August 15th, 2017, family-owned business U Box It claimed a victory over American giant U-Haul International.

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Patent Act Trumps International Sale of Goods Act

On March 7 (amended June 12), 2013, Procter & Gamble Company and Procter & Gamble Inc. (“P&G”) brought an application in the Superior Court of Justice for inter alia a declaration that Brushpoint Innovations Inc. (“Brushpoint”) breached a settlement agreement with P&G related to allegations of patent infringement.

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Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Test for Likelihood of Confusion in Masterpiece v. Alavida

In its May 26, 2011 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed the Federal Court’s finding of no likelihood of confusion between Alavida’s registered trademark MASTERPIECE LIVING and Masterpiece Inc.’s previously-used trademark MASTERPIECE ART OF LIVING.

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