Intellectual Property

Our lawyers and trade-mark agents work with our clients to develop strategies to manage, register, protect and exploit their intellectual property portfolios in Canada and throughout the world. We have experience in transactions involving unique and complex intellectual property issues and a depth of experience with trade-mark, copyright, patent and technology licensing. We have an experienced team of litigators who routinely handle the defense and prosecution of intellectual property claims and disputes.

  1. Case Comment: Trans-High Strikes Again

    Tamara Ramsey provided a case summary for the Bulletin published by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada about a recent case, Trans-High Corporation v. Conscious Consumption Inc., et al, 2016 FC 949, dealing with trade-marks for marijuana paraphernalia and personal liability of business owners who deliberately infringe. A full copy of the case summary is reproduced [...]

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  2. Case Comment: Key Words and Passing Off

    Tamara Ramsey published a case comment in the INTA Bulletin about the case of Vancouver Community College v. Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc., 2017 BCCA 41 in which the Court considered claims for passing off based on both key word advertising and domain names. It is important to note that key words advertising will not constitute passing off unless [...]

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  3. Case Comment: Federal Court of Appeal Endorses Punitive Damages

    Tamara Ramsey published a case comment in the INTA Bulletin about the case of Lam v. Chanel S. de. R.L. A copy of the case comment is reproduced below.     CANADA: Federal Court of Appeal Endorses Punitive Damages Contributor: Tamara Ramsey, Chitiz Pathak LLP, Toronto, Canada Verifier: Timothy O. Stevenson, Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonaugh, Ottawa, [...]

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  4. Case Summary: Making Sense of Metatags?

    Tamara Ramsey provided a case summary for the Bulletin published by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada about a recent case, Red Label Vacations Inc. v. 411 Travel Buys Limited, 2015 FCA 290, dealing with trade-mark and copyright issues related to the use of metatags. A full copy of the case summary is reproduced below and [...]

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  5. Chitiz Pathak named Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Canada

    Congratulations to Marie Lussier and all of Chitiz Pathak’s trademark professionals in being named the Editors’ Choice winner of the 2016 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for Trademark Law Firm of the Year in Canada. For more information on the awards, see www.corp-intl.com.  

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Practice Areas

  • Trade-marks
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property Strategy and Management
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Licensing