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The combined intellectual property team of Aird & Berlis LLP and Aird & McBurney LP brings together lawyers and patent and trademark agents who secure Canadian and worldwide protection and provide enforcement of intellectual property rights.

A&B and Aird & McBurney work closely to provide a full range of services in IP procurement, litigation, technology transfer and corporate transactions in connection with all forms of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs, trade secrets and domain names.

Together, A&B and Aird & McBurney provide seamless advice to our clients on a full range of IP services. We also work closely with other practice groups, including domestic and international tax, technology, communications, sports and media, franchising, corporate finance, corporate/commercial and labour and employment, to offer our clients advice that is responsive to all their business needs.

Members of the two firms have been in practice together for more than 30 years and have a strong history of collaboration.

We represent Fortune 100 companies in the life sciences, food and beverage, entertainment, media, sports and communications, energy and mining sectors, in addition to the electrical, mechanical, biomedical, computer engineering and software development industries. Our clients also include individuals, startups, universities, hospitals and research institutions.

Members of our IP team are involved in many industry organizations, including:

  • Advocates’ Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS)
  • Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Life Sciences Ontario (LSO)
  • Toronto Intellectual Property Group (TIPG)

    Recent Developments

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