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L.E. Trent Horne

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1997
  • Certified Specialist (Intellectual Property: Patent, Trademark & Copyright), LSO
  • Registered Trademark Agent (Canada)


A trusted advisor and strategist, Trent Horne has been guiding clients to successful resolution of intellectual property disputes for 20 years.

Trent is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. He has been certified as a specialist in all areas of intellectual property by the Law Society of Ontario and has appeared as lead counsel in a wide range of intellectual property matters at the tribunal, trial and appellate level. 

He has particular expertise in patent litigation in a variety of technologies, ranging from genetically modified plants to manufacturing equipment. Trent is also a registered trademark agent in Canada and is involved in trademark prosecution, summary cancellation and opposition proceedings.

Trent is frequently asked to present on intellectual property and advocacy issues. He is a contributing author to two publications on Federal Court practice and procedure (Federal Courts of Canada Service and Canadian Federal Courts Practice) and is a regular contributor to the Supreme Court Law Review.

He is a member of the Federal Court Rules Committee, the Federal Court IP Users’ Group, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (serving as Chair of the Litigation Committee) and the Canadian Bar Association (serving on the Court Practice and Trademark Committees).

Awards & Recognition

  • Registered Trademark Agent (Canada)
  • Consistently recommended in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Intellectual Property and Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Named in IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners
  • Recognized in Managing Intellectual Property's IP STARS Handbook as a Patent Star - Canada and a Trademark Star - Canada
  • Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Patents and Who's Who Legal: Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of patents
  • Recognized among the top 1000 trademark professional in Litigation and Enforcement in WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Intellectual Property Law
  • AV Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Selected Publications

Canadian Federal Courts Practice, LexisNexis, contributing author, 2007-present.

Federal Courts of Canada Service, LexisNexis, contributing author, 2007-present.

"Developments in Intellectual Property: The 2015-2016 Term," the Supreme Court Law Review, (2017) 77 S.C.L.R. (2d) 167, LexisNexis, author, 2017.


  • LLB, Queen's University, 1995
  • BAS, Trent University, 1992