Advising PGA TOUR, Inc. in the management of all Canadian trademark filings for over a decade.
Representing a Fortune 100 world leading producer and provider of entertainment and information in various trademark, copyright and confidential information litigation proceedings.
Represented Canadian wine producer Royal DeMaria Wines Ltd. in professional liability claims relating to trademark properties in China. Royal DeMaria Wines Ltd. v. Fraser Milner Casgrain.
Represented LH Investments in KW Johnston Real Estate Ltd. v. LH Investments Inc.
Represented SanDisk Corporation in a trademark opposition brought against UC Mobile Co. Ltd. regarding the trademark SQUIRREL Design. SanDisk Corporation v. UC Mobile Co. Ltd. 2016 TMOB 148.
Represented the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), Canada's preeminent association of intellectual property professionals, as an intervener in the Federal Court of Appeal. The case involved a novel legal issue as to whether noncompliance with the Public Servants Inventions Act can be grounds to invalidate a patent. IPIC successfully argued that the validity of a patent can only be judged against what the Patent Act and Patent Rules require; an earlier order granting summary judgment was set aside in its entirety. Brown v Canada, 2016 FCA 37.
Represented Gary Gurmukh Sales Ltd. in connection with successful enforcement of trademark rights relating to souvenir merchandise. In addition to obtaining an injunction, order for delivery up, damages and costs, the respondent's claim that the trademarks were invalid was dismissed. Gary Gurmukh Sales Ltd. v. Quality Goods IMD Inc., 2014 FC 437.
Represented Research In Motion Limited (RIM) in successfully defeating an application for damages and an injunction relating to RIM's use of BBM in association with its BlackBerry Messenger service. All claims against RIM were dismissed, with costs. BBM Canada v. Research In Motion Limited, 2012 FC 666.
Represented CFM Corporation in a trial and appeal in connection with a patent directed to electric fireplaces. Dimplex North America Limited v. CFM Corporation, 2006 FC 586; 2007 FCA 278
Represented Advance/Newhouse Partnership and Bright House Networks, LLC in connection with an application to give effect to letters rogatory issued by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Advance/Newhouse Partnership and Bright House Networks, LLC v. Brighthouse Inc. (2005), 38 CPR (4th) 559
Represented Raydan Manufacturing Ltd. in successfully defending a patent infringement action related to truck suspensions. Emmanuel Simard & Fils (1983) Inc. v. Raydan Manufacturing Ltd., 2005 FC 973.